Rating: 4/5 stars
Book description from Amazon of Throw Away Girls by Jennifer Vaughn:
“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. The killer lives a normal life during the day, while hunting the Throw Away Girls at night, punishing them for their dark urges. He leaves messages behind in his victims’ blood, his explanation for enacting such brutal, twisted justice upon the unworthy. He watches the media coverage. He knows the wily reporter is chasing him. As Jaycee follows her gut, and the evidence, she forces him to act. But when a killer is clever and cunning, he can infiltrate anywhere. Jaycee must utilize all her skills to expose him before he gets to her first.”
I honestly liked Jaycee Wilder’s character. I don’t usually like reporters in novels like this because they seem to do more harm than good. Jaycee seems to be the opposite. What I gathered while reading this book was she put her whole self into her work, to bring justice to the girls who are being murdered in the Hollywood clubs.
This is the first book I’ve read by this author and I enjoyed it. Only have a couple things I didn’t like. I don’t like that I was able to guess who the killer was. Not sure if it was intended but there were clues that helped me guess who did it. I didn’t like Jaycee’s boyfriend’s references to tv shows in almost every conversation but the last one he said in the book was a good one, I’ll give him that. I also wish that there was a bit more background on Jaycee and how she became the determined reporter she is today.
Don’t get me wrong, I honestly did enjoy this book. The ending was a bit of a cliffhanger so I’ll definitely be looking forward to the next book in this series, Legacy Girls, to be out in July of this year.
And thank you to Netgalley for my copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.