I came for “Bitches get Stitches”, I stayed because this book is coo-coo bananagrams.
The fashion world is tough, y’all. And, you wouldn’t know by looking at me, but I’m super into fashion. Project Runway, fashion shows – except Victoria’s Secret – and anything to do with editorial fashion is my jam. So, this book really spoke to me. Plus, it’s just brimming with murder. It’s not so much a murder mystery because we 100% know who’s doing the killing; the mystery lies in how and why. Because, friends, our narrator is unstable as hell and also unreliable.
She’s obsessed with socialite Sarah Elizabeth Taft and will do anything – literally anything – to become friends with her. When Anya lands a job at La Vie, she’s thrilled to work next to Sarah and dreams of them becoming friends. Except she’s super, super weird. And Sarah is shallow and mean. There’s no way the two will ever become friends. But Anya is obsessive and delusional, so she doesn’t see it. In her mind, she simply needs to eliminate all competition and do everything she can to make Sarah’s life easier. I mean, she even made a mood board about it. She has goals and she is driven.
So, she starts by killing an assistant. No one will miss her. She was probably going to quit soon anyway. As the story progresses, the bodies start piling up – like, I lost count of how many people Anya killed – and Sarah, the ungrateful hag, just doesn’t appreciate all that Anya has done for her. There’s only one thing left to do…turn on Sarah Taft.
Anya puts an insane amount of work into first plotting her rise to fame on the arm of Sarah Taft and then on Sarah Taft’s demise. #FashionVictim is full of twists, surprises, grisly murders, and high fashion, dahling.
If you’re looking for a quick read that will leave you thinking “What the heck did I just read? Also, I need to check out Row’s Fall Collection”, then this is the book for you.