I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.#FashionVictim by Amina Akhtar
on September 11, 2018
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Fashion editor Anya St. Clair is on the verge of greatness. Her wardrobe is to die for. Her social media is killer. And her career path is littered with the bodies of anyone who got in her way. She’s worked hard to get where she is, but she doesn’t have everything.
Not like Sarah Taft. Anya’s obsession sits one desk away. Beautiful, stylish, and rich, she was born to be a fashion world icon. From her beach-wave blonde hair to her on-trend nail art, she’s a walking editorial spread. And Anya wants to be her friend. Her best friend. Her only friend.
But when Sarah becomes her top competition for a promotion, Anya’s plan to win her friendship goes into overdrive. In order to beat Sarah…she’ll have to become her. Friendly competition may turn fatal, but as they say in fashion: One day you’re in, and the next day you’re dead.
Book Review: #FashionVictim by Amina Akhtar
The premise of this book is Heathers meets The Devil Wears Prada. A serial killer is on the loose in a fashion magazine.
The story is told from the point of view of the killer, Anya St. Clair. Anya over the short course of a few years, shed her old name, added a few “fake jobs” and landed a coveted position as Associate Editor for La Vie which is a fashion magazine. Her boss pits her against Sarah for a promotion. Off they go.
Anya starts to kill people for different reasons, whether they are a comment troll, someone knows her secret, or she pities them. She has various methods of killing so it’s hard to pinpoint that it’s one person.
My feels: I found this book a bit choppy and maniac which makes sense since we only follow Anya during her killing spree. I wished we had the point of view of the detective or the victims. I wished we would have seen how she catches her kills. She mentions them briefly but for the most part we just hear the aftermath of how she disposes the body.
I did enjoy the multiple mentions of Law and Order: SVU.
This book was fashion roadkill.