Slashing Mona Lisa

Slashing Mona Lisa

by D.M. Barr

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Overview

Killer body or body killer? When fat shaming backfires...

Most people are dying to lose a few pounds. Not so in Slashing Mona Lisa, where it's the weight-loss advocates who are losing their lives.

Whenever Terry Mangel's body acceptance revival meeting rolls into town, local diet execs and "fat shamers" turn up dead, often in grotesque, ironic ways. All single murders in small suburbs, no one's noticed the pattern...until now.

Rookie journalist Camarin Torres is a crusader against discrimination, partially to assuage the guilt she feels over the suicide of her obese, bullied twin sister. She reluctantly accepts a job offered by handsome publisher Lyle Fletcher, a widower with a vendetta, who sees Torres as salvation for Trend, his fledgling fashion magazine. Torres, however, detests everything the publication stands for, and joins solely to transform its judgmental, objectifying content.

As an unexpected romance blossoms, the overconfident, justice-hungry reporter defies orders and infiltrates Mangel's world--only to find herself in the crosshairs of a vigilante group targeting the sixty-billion-dollar diet industry. Unmasking the killer may save her life but shatter her heart: every clue seems to implicate Fletcher, her mercurial mentor and lover, as the group's mastermind.

With a sassy, snarky voice and multi-cultural overtones, Slashing Mona Lisa explores body shaming and its victims: the disenfranchised who don't conform to society's arbitrary norms, and the lengths they will go to for love and acceptance.

Content Warning: contains some strong language, violence, and explicit sexual scenes

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162142980
Publisher: Beachwalk Press, Inc.
Publication date: 07/14/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 355 KB

About the Author

D.M. Barr is an award-winning author of fiction and non-fiction who lives happily with her family in New York's Hudson Valley, She is a member of both the Romance Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.

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