Thursday, July 14, 2016

Book Review: Throw Away Girls by Jennifer Vaughn

Throw Away Girls
 Published 7/1/16
About the book: Hard-charging, insightful, and ambitious, Jaycee Wilder wants to take her TV news career to the next level. The Los Angeles reporter is hungry for the big story. When dead girls begin to pile up at seedy nightclubs that cater to whimsical, fetish-seeking strangers, Jaycee suspects a serial killer is at work. She aligns herself with an east coast cop trying to resurrect himself- and his once stellar career- from a drunken skid. 
Review: Jaycee Wilder is a woman on a 
mission. She wants to catch a killer. And she'll do anything to make that happen. Along with her best friend and cameraman, Ben, Jaycee walks the edge of sanity to stop the brutal murders of women the killer has deemed “Throw Away Girls.”
Despite a few issues, I thoroughly enjoyed the book. It was fast-paced and kept my interest. I wanted to kick myself for not seeing the outcome sooner. It’s not easy to trick me, so …

There were several times when the point of view would jump from Jaycee to someone else (Ben, Claire, Barton) for a paragraph or two before jumping back to Jaycee. It yanked me out of the story.
Several times, Jaycee used language that didn’t suit her character. It made an otherwise believable character unbelievable.
Overall, Jaycee had her moments of bitchery. She treated Van (a fantastic character) pretty crappy. While that made her unlikeable (I really wanted to slap her), it rounded out her character nicely.
And, quite frankly, there was a bit too much cheese at the end.
I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good mystery and a fast read. Fans of romance need not apply.
**I received a copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**