Monday, 9 November 2015

Cam Girl by Leah Raeder

REVIEWED BY Micky Barnard

Cam GirlCam Girl by Leah Raeder
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3.5 stars

This book was gritty and raw, brave and beautiful. Vada and Ellis are involved in a road traffic accident that ends in fatality and loss of function. From that moment onwards, their lives unwind at a faster rate than the path they were on before. Meet Morgan, a cam girl, bi-sexual, an artist, grieving. Red and blue become the most important colours in her life.

This is a twisty tale that is brave in it's subject matter. Vada was a character that I warmed to immediately. She's grieving for a number of losses, steeped in guilt and pressing her self destruct button. Ellis, I struggled to connect with, she was quick to blame and slow to reveal her deceit although I did understand her reluctance to bare her true nature.

Leah Raeder explores a seedy world but shows that it isn't all exploitation, that control can exist. The sex trade is an unpleasant place to work. I found attraction between characters and sex scenes, on and off the camera to be lacking in the chemistry that oozed out of unteachable. I value the diversity brought into this book and it's characters, but sometimes I felt the interweaving of issues was particularly complex. The twisting of this tale and the chase to keep reading until all was revealed was compelling. This is a unique book in the mainstream market.

A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in return for an honest review.

Reviewed for Jo&IsaLoveBooks Blog.

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