Gabriel Kidd, a young private investigator and bounty hunter working the streets of Los Angeles, takes a case revolving around the mysterious disappearance of a porn star. Two time zones away in Chicago, a young police psychologist named John Hughes starts shadowing a pair of homicide detectives as they try to solve the brutal murder of a convenience store clerk who was stGabriel Kidd, a young private investigator and bounty hunter working the streets of Los Angeles, takes a case revolving around the mysterious disappearance of a porn star. Two time zones away in Chicago, a young police psychologist named John Hughes starts shadowing a pair of homicide detectives as they try to solve the brutal murder of a convenience store clerk who was stabbed to death on the job. While Gabriel recruits a Hollywood Vice detective named Blythe to help her find answers about the actress nicknamed Jill K, John befriends a sex worker in desperate need of his help. As Gabriel and John slide deeper and deeper into the dark world of sex crimes, they head for a dangerous confrontation that may cost multiple lives--including their own....
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Sex Brood Reviews
This reads like a parody of 50s pulp novels, complete with all the appropriately appalling racism and misogyny and stilted, nearly unreadable writing voice, but is somehow not a parody. Has a few weird moments of author soapboxing, around which the entire book seems to be centered, and features a main character who is a combination of Supernatural original character, and My Immortal protagonist.
I'm in the minority, apparently, in thinking this had redeeming features. Yes, the reliance on racial/racist cliches was a problem, and yes, the character did come across as repulsed by other women. That made for some highly uncomfortable moments reading this book, but I don't have to love a character to enjoy a book.I think most of the problems with this could have been resolved with a little more research, and a highly critical beta. One of the problems with self-publishing can be precisely that the lack of an outside perspective makes it impossible to pick up on things like unconscious kneejerk racial stereotypes. It's something the author can avoid in her future work if she just finds critical readers to give preliminary feedback.Still, at the end of the day it was an attempt to portray a hardboiled asexual female character, and in that respect, it was entertaining to read.
This book is horrid in every way a book can be horrid, and makes it obvious the author has no idea how people, porn, or drugs work. Gabriel Kidd is not so much a character as she is a mouthpiece for the author's (completely repulsive and nonsensical) worldview, while John is what would happen if a Lifetime Movie Hero somehow got his spine replaced with unset Jell-O.As Dorothy Parker once said of "Atlas Shrugged," this is not a book to be lightly cast aside, but rather hurled with great force. Preferably into the nearest woodchipper.
i like the bit where the stripper shoots up cocaine using an entire glass of water lmfao
we get it, people who enjoy sex are super nasty, and women who enjoy sex in particular are just begging for nasty sexual men to rape and abuse them. pathetic.