SHADOW CRIMES by E. J. Moran
Genre: Mystery & Detective / Historical/ Crime
Published by Tree Lane Press
Publication Date: December 2017
ISBN 13: 9780999523506
Review Copy From: Author
My Rating: 4
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The year is 1978, and the New York fashion industry is an orgy of glitz, glamour, and decadence. New models—especially those as beautiful as eighteen-year-old Anna McKenna—are prime targets for all kinds of predators.
Anna is already aware of the men who enjoy preying on models. She knows a woman represented by her modeling agent was found raped and murdered—but she tells herself that, tragic though it was, this is New York. Such things happen. Mickey Gallo is less sanguine about the killing, but he’s both a police detective and Anna’s protective uncle. In Anna’s mind, she doesn’t need his protection. Or so she thinks.
When one murder becomes two, Anna’s confidence is shaken, but she’s determined to accept an offer to model in Italy. There, surrounded by beauty, Anna will confront the darkest side of the fashion industry. It’s an encounter she may not survive.
Seven-year-old Anna McKenna has to grow up fast after witnessing her mother pass away after being hit by a car. There was good, however, that came from this horrendous situation and that was that the unborn baby boy was saved. Two years later, their father also dies and both her brother and herself are raised by their maternal grandparents.
It’s 1978, while working in the family business, Natasha Burns, the owner of a top modeling agency discovers Anna and her exquisite beauty. Natasha persuades both Anna and her grandparents to join her modeling agency, however, they have yet to find out that models are being murdered.
This debut novel, by former international model, E.J. Moran, very much impressed me. I enjoyed everything about it. The suspense, the plot surrounding the high fashion and modeling industry and the setting of the 1970s had me turning the pages. The characters realistic. Captivating! I thought I had it all figured out but not even close!
A well written book that will have you hooked! I hope to read more by this author!
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