finished reading

I love trashy reality TV!  So the premise of this thriller is spot on.  I didn't like that none of the characters had redeeming qualities and I wasn't invested in the "mystery" part of the thriller.  I also didn't like the frenetic jumping around of the timeline and narrative threads.  Usually, I don't mind alternating points of view but this time it didn't work.

I did like the reality TV part of it.  The show's premise is to uplift entrepreneurial women, yet the producers pit them against each other. 

From the publisher:
When five hyper-successful women agree to appear on a reality series set in New York City called Goal Diggers, the producers never expect the season will end in murder…

Brett’s the fan favorite. Tattooed and only twenty-seven, the meteoric success of her spin studio—and her recent engagement to her girlfriend—has made her the object of jealousy and vitriol from her cast mates.

Kelly, Brett’s older sister and business partner, is the most recent recruit, dismissed as a hanger-on by veteran cast. The golden child growing up, she defers to Brett now—a role which requires her to protect their shocking secret.

Stephanie, the first black cast member and the oldest, is a successful bestselling author of erotic novels. There have long been whispers about her hot, non-working actor-husband and his wandering eye, but this season the focus is on the rift that has opened between her and Brett, former best friends—and resentment soon breeds contempt.

Lauren, the start-up world’s darling whose drinking has gotten out of control, is Goal Diggers’ recovery narrative—everyone loves a comeback story.

And Jen, made rich and famous through her cultishly popular vegan food line plays a holistic hippie for the cameras, but is perhaps the most ruthless of them all when the cameras are off.

1 comment:

The Gal Herself said...

This sounds very good! Sometimes "trash" is just what the doctor ordred.