Good Kindle Exposure published The new novel from the author of UNTOUCHABLE with her unique brand of unputdownable thriller
Good Kindle Exposure published 2020 The new novel from the author of UNTOUCHABLE, with her unique brand of unputdownable thriller and something a little extraKitty Sweet is in prison, charged with double murder She s as damaged as she is charismatic, as dangerous as she is charming And now she s been invited to tell her story, to explain how on earth it came to this.Hers is a story of heartbreak and desThe new novel from the author of UNTOUCHABLE, with her unique brand of unputdownable thriller and something a little extraKitty Sweet is in prison, charged with double murder She s as damaged as she is charismatic, as dangerous as she is charming And now she s been invited to tell her story, to explain how on earth it came to this.Hers is a story of heartbreak and desperation, of adulation and glamour Of ruin She s descended to an underworld that most people can only imagine and she s lived to tell the tale Meet Kitty.. Good Ebook Exposure Ava Marsh's debut, Untouchable, was an unashamedly ballsy look at the world of high-class escorts, with a hugely captivating plot and the tension of a top-class thriller. It's success was built on combining a protagonist who readers vied for with an original element of risk, all set in the shadowy world where sex is debased to a financial transaction. Grabbing the reader from the off with a pithy look at the lead character compiling her tax return and deliberating on just what can be classed as legitimate expenses, it was effortlessly engaging. The risqué sex details were not gratuitous in the slightest and much of the sexual content was a necessary by-product of the territory. Needless to say, I had high expectations for Exposure...Opening in 2016 amid the visitors room of HMP Brakehurst, it is a surly and bitter Leanne Jenkins that awaits a visit from childhood best friend, Maxine. Antagonistic and intimidating, sat with her legs astride, Leanne is the epitome of "damaged goods". Inside for a double murder with at least six years remaining before her first appearance in front of the parole board and nothing awaiting her on the outside, Leanne is a source of unrest amid the volatile environment on the wing. As Maxine delivers some shocking news to Leanne her frustration boils over and after kicking off and spending a week on basic, prison governor Harding offers her the chance to work with a new therapist, with some surprising results. Unravelling over a dual time frame, the novel is well constructed and sees Leanne working through the story of just what led up to her incarceration ten years previously and finally offering her side of the story and a chance, at last, to explain her actions.2006 and Leanne's boyfriend has left her high and dry with their flat rent in arrears and an empty savings account and it is as a naive nineteen-year-old waitress who contacts Daryll Crocker about his advertisement, and finds herself drawn into the seedy world of the sex industry. Escalating from this first topless photo shoot right through to full on porn movies, private jobs, drugs and the more sadistic and hence lucrative side of the porn business, this is a story about the gradual erosion of the fine lines that mark a persons moral boundaries. As Leanne heads stateside to attend the Oscars of the porn world, events in her life climax to a watershed moment and mark the turning point in her story from which there is no return. Exposure is a very readable tale but disappointingly failed to provide much of a thriller element, with the mystery component slow to come to fruition and felt like an afterthought. There were plenty of twists along the way, but in my opinion they all were all wholly foreseeable and nothing that I saw as a surprise given the world that Leanne is sucked into. In her first porn film Leanne is cast as a last minute replacement for the Latvian star, Anya Viksna, whose dead body is later discovered on a landfill site and leaves her feeling a bizarre connection to the young woman. Rumours of others Eastern European girls meeting the same fate are rife on the grapevine, with the chief suspect the sadistic Gonzo filmmaker, Victor Gomez, who Leanne has had an all too memorable encounter with. It takes the discovery of a Hungarian porn star similarly dumped on a building site for Leanne to become intent on finding out the truth behind the headlines surrounding the London landfill killer targeting vice girls and to see if her worst fears about Gomez are confirmed.If Untouchable was all about venturing into uncharted waters with a sexy thriller, Exposure marks a return to slightly more lowbrow entertainment purely aiming to shock, and resembled a cross between chick-lit with a dash of erotica mixed in. Much of the humour arose from how blasé those involved in the scene became after a few shoots, treating their job with a resigned weariness and a gradual erosion of morals. As Leanne's career ensued the boundaries between nude shots and private visits become blurred, and former girl next door Leanne Jenkins transforms to the jaded, cynical and emotionally blunted Kitty Sweet resident in HMP Brakehurst. As Marsh takes her readers on a blow by blow detailing the route from topless to double anal, only detouring for a foray into narcotics to "take the edge off" things, Exposure just became a little banal and failed to stimulate (no pun intended)!Unlike with Untouchable, I didn't feel connected to the protagonist and I had little impetus to push on and discover the truth behind the myth of Kitty Sweet. Leanne's history of being economical with the truth left me questioning the reliability of her story, but with therapist, Yvonne Conway, delivering a surmise on the girl behind the "porn persona" in the closing pages I felt I had more questions than answers.Sadly, Exposure failed to live up to the promise of Untouchable, which is a brilliantly sassy and original thriller. I wait to see in which direction Ava Marsh takes her writing, but if the emphasis is on graphic sex and purely provocative fare, I will give it a miss. However this is a solid story with well fleshed out cast of characters and a coherent progression, but sadly the thriller element just failed to excite and I struggled to care about the protagonist.