Published by Waldorf Publishing, July 15, 2016, ebook, NetGalley
I was provided a copy of this book by Waldorf Publishing and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I am not being compensated in any way. The opinions stated are fully my own. ~ Judi E. Easley
Hard-charging and ambitious, LA TV reporter Jaycee Wilder is hungry for the big story. When dead girls begin to pile up at seedy nightclubs that cater to fetish-seeking strangers, Jaycee suspects a serial killer is at work. She aligns herself with a former east coast cop trying to resurrect himself--and his once stellar career--from a drunken skid.
The killer hunts 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. 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 use all her skills to expose him before he gets to her first.
The book starts out with a young woman fighting for her life in a place she's embarassed to be found. We listen to the dialogue between the young woman and her tormentor. Then we are in her thoughts as she nears her death and she's thinking of the people who love her.
From the intensity of that scene to the young couple you meet next is like flipping a switch. But this is Jaycee and her boyfriend, Van. Jaycee is a news reporter for a local TV station and the news story about the death of a young woman catches her eye. It captures her mind as well. This is the third such death in a short period of time. She feels sure this is a serial killer, but nothing has been said by news or police. Why? When she gets to work, she convinces her boss to let her have the follow up on the story. She and her trusty photographer take off to investigate.
Jaycee gets deeply involved in the case as the body count rises and things get more dangerous. Things get more personal and the people around her try to get her to back off from the investigation. Even the cop she's working with warns her to be careful. Her photographer keeps trying to get her to handle other stories. She gets a message from the killer. Her boyfriend is missing. She knows who the killer is.
Get this book and read it this weekend! It's really a great read. I look forward to more Jaycee Wilder stories from Jennifer Vaughn. I have to be honest, my initial interest was because Jennifer works for my local station. Yay, Jen!