Someone Had To Do It by Amber and Danielle Brown (Review by Renee Casella)
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This is a fast-paced and compelling debut thriller from an author duo.
Brandi Maxwell is a young Black woman aspiring to work in fashion and when she lands an internship at a prestigious New York fashion house, she sees it as a great start to her career. She does mostly grunt work, like cleaning vomit off dresses and is surprised when HR tells her she doesn’t fit in with the culture of the company.
Then, we have Taylor Van Doren, the daughter of the fashion house’s CEO who is a spoiled, drug-addicted style influencer who is used to getting her way. Taylor’s father has threatened to take away her trust fund if she doesn’t clean up her act.
Brandi and Taylor’s lives dangerously intertwine one night at a party when Brandi overhears something she shouldn’t and not long after, her life begins to fall apart.
This book read like a Lifetime movie playing out in my head… I couldn’t put it down and was reading well into the night to find out what happens. It’s written from both Brandi and Taylor’s point of views which was really interesting to read. It’s a powerful read about racism, entitlement, murder, the glamorous lives of the filthy rich and the dramatic ways they will remain that way. The twist at the end was shocking.
Disclaimer: it can be heavy on the erotic scenes at times.