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Throwaways by Elliott  Light
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really liked it
bookshelves: e-books, netgalley, netgalley-books-2021, thrillers-mysteries-suspense

Jake Savage a research volunteer for ClearSeas  is photographing lion fish population in the Gulf waters off Key West when he finds a dead body of a young girl floating face down above him. The girl appears to be around 13-14 years old and scantily dressed. Jake's inner voice tells him to ignore the body and let it pass but he knows he can't--Jake feels strongly about getting the girl some closure since he still has to live with unsolved murder of his own mother who was stabbed to death 23 years ago. He is sure that the girl's death is not an accident but when the police decide to term the girl a random throwaway and her death an accident and close the case, Jake takes it upon himself to find out who the girl was and how did she end up dead. He finds unexpected help from Detective Murphy who was incharge of the case, his adoptive mother Edith, her carer Tess and many others in his quest which he soon finds out is far more dark and sinister and involves rich, powerful, famous and dangerous people and the world of sex trafficking of underage girls.

Covering a period of one week, the story moves at a break-neck speed with an explosive ending. The ending although a bit unbelievable in general terms was still satisfying for me. Jake's mother's murder still remains a mystery in the end so I am thinking maybe this is going to be a series.

My thanks to NetGalley, the publisher Bancroft Press and the author Elliott Light for the e-Arc of the book.
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Reading Progress

March 18, 2021 – Started Reading
March 18, 2021 – Shelved
March 18, 2021 –
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March 19, 2021 –
66.0%
March 20, 2021 –
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March 20, 2021 –
83.0%
March 21, 2021 – Finished Reading
March 22, 2021 – Shelved as: e-books
March 22, 2021 – Shelved as: netgalley
March 22, 2021 – Shelved as: netgalley-books-2021
March 22, 2021 – Shelved as: thrillers-mysteries-suspense

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