With her perfectly tousled blonde hair and pink, pouty lips, Gianna Salvani is the girl everyone loves to hate. She has it all – fame, fortuneand unrivaled beauty. But behind the seductive smile is an insecure girl who still grieves for the father she lost years ago. With a controversial new film in the can, and the release of her debut album looming, Gianna ispoised to take center stage. But when a shocking secret leaves her exposed, her fame will bring her face-to-face with a nightmare she never saw coming. Because lurking in the shadow of her spotlight is an obsessed killer with plans of his own for Gianna.
Ignited by his first conquest, Gianna’s greatest admirer begins a brutal hunt to claim her as the ultimate trophy in a string of look-alike murders. Motivated by envy, he forces himself into her seemingly untainted world and threatens to ruin everything she’s built by revealing a hidden tie that binds them. And if you knew his secret, you’d want to kill her too
Billy Jolie graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Mass Communications. He lives in the Tampa Bay area.
Liz’ Review –
Lust Garden is a story about fame, fortune, and murder. In the mix of vapid celebrities and models, there is an obsessed fan serial killer working his way toward his ultimate goal. The tale follows a couple different storylines, a starlet, a model, a PA, and a gossip reporter who all live a life of excess and narcissism. The stories braid together in a very fame obsessed wonderland.
Gianna Salvani is a high maintenance young actress who seems to love and hate her job equally. She is shallow and unlikeable one hand, but on the other she is fragile and lonely, giving the character depth beyond what you may expect when just starting the novel. Vance is Gianna’s model boyfriend who has very little affection for anyone but himself, and cheats on Gianna with Rachyl, a model with a drug problem.
While their own fast-paced lives of infinite celebrity are spinning around an obsessed serial killer moves closer and closer to Gianna.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It had dark and twisted elements that reminded me of Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho, Less Than Zero). It is a dark, gritty, and graphic view of the Hollywood underbelly with a mystery to keep you chomping at the bit.
I definitely recommend this book if you like dark mysteries.