Zero

Zero[Reading] ➹ Zero Author A.C. Moyer – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Condom dresses space helmets and vegetable coats have debuted on fashion runways—now a dead body is the trend Filleted and stitched into a gruesome skin coat a corpse worn by an anorexic model saunt Condom dresses space helmets and vegetable coats have debuted on fashion runways—now a dead body is the trend Filleted and stitched into a gruesome skin coat a corpse worn by an anorexic model saunters down fashion’s biggest stage The remains are identified as Annabelle Leigh the teenager who mysteriously disappeared over a decade ago from her boyfriend’s New York City mansion After years of seeking the truth new evidence puts golden boy Cecil LeClaire at the center of the crime He teams up with Ava Germaine a beautiful and badass ex con with a knack for breaking codes Together they investigate the depraved and lawless modeling industry behind Cecil’s family fortune Model agencies promise the American Dream but what secrets hide behind those emaciated scowls In high fashion modeling selling bodies is organized crime. Dark mystery that for the most part read like an erotica Not really my cup of tea but I see that publication is now being moved to 2018 so perhaps some things will be changed Thanks to Aurelia Press and author AC Moyer for a digital galley in exchange for a review I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley to read and review but now the author has posted a note that the book will going through a 'traditional publishing process' and will not be published until 2018 I think that is a good thing and can only improve it It's an interesting book deeply and darkly cynical in an over the top way about the fashion industry uite gruesome and confronting filled with murders rape sex slavery and models plucked from anorexia wards and put back after shows More horror and erotica than crime and not a book I enjoyed reading While I found the writing incisive and often darkly humorous I found the characters very underdone and very superficial the plot disjointed and the book overly long Several times I nearly abandoned the book from boredom and being constantly told that the fashion industry euates to sex slavery but I hung in there and the plot did pick up in the last uarter of the book where the main characters wealthy scion of the fashion industry Cecil LeClaire and clever whiz kid Ava Germaine start to work out what is going on Hopefully the final version will be much improved by a good editor by the time this is published and the book will appeal to those who enjoy this sort of very dark gory thriller Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review“Condom dresses space helmets and vegetable coats have debuted on fashion runways—now a dead body is the trendFilleted and stitched into a gruesome skin coat a corpse worn by an anorexic model saunters down fashion’s biggest stage The remains are identified as Annabelle Leigh the teenager who mysteriously disappeared over a decade ago from her boyfriend’s New York City mansionAfter years of seeking the truth new evidence puts golden boy Cecil LeClaire at the center of the crime He teams up with Ava Germaine a beautiful and badass ex con with a knack for breaking codes Together they investigate the depraved and lawless modeling industry behind Cecil’s family fortuneModel agencies promise the American Dream but what secrets hide behind those emaciated scowlsIn high fashion modeling selling bodies is organized crime ”I initally reuested this novel as it was about an ‘anorexic model’ and as someone who struggles with this eating disorder I thought it would be an interesting read as I have not seen a mystery involving this issueThe mental health representation in this book is awful First of all the model does not have anorexia The models are thin and are being starved by their agents They are not suffering from an eating disorder Being a size zero and having anorexia ARE NOT THE SAME THINGThe author clearly has not done any research into the illnesses she is writing about At one point a character says ‘so you have schizophrenia’ when what she actually meant was multiple personality disorder DID It does not take a lot to Google the illness you want to use Within 30 seconds you will realise they are two completely different conditions It is honestly infuriatingI hated pretty much all of the characters and didn’t really care about what was happening to them The constant references to designers and their lavish lifestyle just annoyed me In terms of plot this was very predictable I’ve read a few reviews commenting on the ending and I’m sat here thinking ‘how did you not see it coming’ I worked out the plot twist very early on Size Zero has probably been the worst mystery I have read this yearThe writing isn’t bad but the author uses a lot of crash language which I think many readers will feel uncomfortable reading At times I’ve found myself caught off guard and I am someone who isn’t usually bothered by such thingsI have noticed the publication has been pushed back to 2018 so hopefully some changes will be made25 A dark and thrilling read that never let's up on the tension 'Size Zero' offers not only the glimpse into a lifestyle we see only on the cover of magazines but delves further into the pages pulling apart the literal blood sweat and tears that makes or breaks a human in one of the world's toughest industries Fashion'Size Zero' opens to Karolina an aspiring model ready to showcase herself to the world What she delivers is far from triumphant; human remains that pull us into a mystery over a decade old and introduces us to the enigmatic duo of Cecil LeClaire and Ava GermaineCecil LeClaire wants nothing than to exist away from the spotlight from the childhood that propelled his family to such notoriety and the looming disappearance of his adolescent sweetheart Annabelle Leigh But when her remains turn up on his sister's catwalk his desperate need for answers to Annabelle's missing years and his name to finally be cleared forces him to join up with the elusive Ava Germaine a youthful ex con given a second chance to continue the good fight that saw her incarceratedBeautifully written AC Moyer knows her craft and you will not be disappointed as she takes you from catwalks to parties to behind the curtains of the depraved lifestyle that will continue to haunt you long after you finish the final words OK so I haven't read this but am recommending on the basis of a librarian colleague who loved it Me at the risk of sounding on the irreverent side my first thought regarding the description of the cape wearing model wasEntertainment show interviewer And Who are you wearingModel Oh this old thing It's a Hannibal Lecter Size Zero is one of the only books I've ever read that I've finished in one sitting I didn't know what to expect at first given the premise of 'modeling' made me think of whiny girls and America's Next Top Model But it's not that AT ALL Size Zero is dark and twisted Here the models are powerless destroyed and weak controlled by a cast of domineering main characters Somehow this book manages to be beautiful and ugly at once From a stellar character Margaux wielding an erotic ivory cane and a revolver to models enduring something that could only be called indentured slavery to an incredibly detailed action scene in Bologna Italy this book has it all The LeClaire Mansion also the modeling agency creates a clear lived in world one I'd actually want to visit The twist at the end SHOCKED me but also made complete sense in the world of the story And that says a lot given I almost always know the ending in murder mysteries around the midpoint This is not your average crime novel I cannot wait for the next books in the series I received an advanced copy in exchange for my honest review I was immediately drawn into this novel Size Zero is a dark portrayal of the modeling industry definitely not the glamor every one associates with modeling which adds a uniue depth to the story The main characters are well developed and provide enough humor to lighten the dark background of the book Ava Germaine is one of those strong female characters that I could relate with We first meet her as she wears a frilly dress while also breaking into a car And there's also Perdonna a strong domineering fashion designer who also happens to be blind These strong women play well with the main character Cecil A complex story line provides a mystery that I wasn’t able to solve until the very end of the book This is one of those books that is impossible to put down and I look forward to reading from this authorI received an advanced copy in exchange for my honest review This book was given to me through the goodread giveaways by the author A C Moyer and I'd like to thank you for that The book was a big slap to the beatiful face of fashionI liked the book but I found myself confused at times Is it going to be a second book because I have a lot a uestion that I think should be answered The best thing about this book is how the author handles the characters Everything else was mediocre It's trope heavy sometimes in good ways sometimes not; I figured out the identity of the main villain chapters ahead of the reveal which was disappointing but the lack of resolution for the romance between the two main characters was a surprise The author goes for shocks a bit too often perhaps trying to mirror the industry but in doing that the author does harm than good for a truckload of marginalized groups black people I was NOT happy to see the use of the N word even if it might have been realistic for the character Latinos trans people and disabled people It was off putting at best But I have to hand it to the author on the book's treatment of the main character He's not a hero he's deeply flawed in ways that we as readers would usually make fun of and the experiences he has throughout the story are not enough to change or redeem him in the end I would love to see a characterization like that in a less predictable consciously written story Well if you're in to truly dark and disturbing psychological thrillers you might like this book I say might because for a thriller there is an awful lot of sexual scenes thrown in as well That being said I didn't actually expect the twist until much later in the book than usual Even with psychological thrillers I usually figure things out or at least suspect them fairly early on I also felt like the story wasn't drawing my interest from the start but about halfway that shifted Hopefully this is something they plan on changing with the delayed release date Overall not a bad read just sort if mediocre I would like to thank the publisher author and Netgalley for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review