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Julie Larimore has been the perfect spokesperson for Killer Body Weight Loss for seven years. Suddenly she vanishes. While fighting off the media frenzy that surrounds Julie's disappearance, the fitness chain’s maverick founder, Bobby Warren, starts his search for a new spokesmodel for Killer Body and narrows it down to three candidates:
The Perfect Fit. American-born in spite of the title and accent she acquired from her estranged husband, Princess Gabriella Paquette is the picture of elegance and grace -- and she’s comfortable talking about the weight problem that has plagued her all her life. She's desperate for the job, because the princess is broke.
The Near Fit. At one time Rochelle McArthur was a big TV star -- but blondes fade fast and she's been fading for three years. The Killer Body deal would give her the chance to prove she's not over the hill. It's the perfect opportunity . . . as long as no one uncovers her dirty little secret.
The Misfit. She is the most in-demand guest on the talk show circuit. And she knows that's because America wants to watch the woman who had the public affair with the married governor expose her flaws -- including her yo-yoing weight. But Tania Marie Camp is going to show them all.
In a world obsessed with weight, where beauty is the ultimate sales tool and honesty the rarest commodity of all, these women are about to learn what Julie Larimore learned the hard way: Some people would die for a killer body.
KILLER BODY is a page-turner you won’t be able to put down.
About the Author:
Bonnie Hearn Hill is the author of LAST WORDS, CUTLINE, OFF THE RECORD, INTERN, MISTRESS, and IF IT BLEEDS, all novels of suspense for adults. She is also the author of TIL MORNING, a new work of historical fiction, and GHOST ISLAND, a paranormal thriller for young adults.
With Christopher Allan Poe, she wrote the practical non-fiction book, DIGITAL INK: Writing Killer Fiction in the E-book Age.
She speaks at conferences across the country, leads a successful writing workshop in Fresno, California, and mentors numerous writers.
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Not all fitness freaks and weight-obsessed females are seeking "killer" bodies, but some who do will go to any lengths for perfection. At the start of this second thriller by Hill (after Intern), three women are competing to replace Julie Larimore, the mysteriously missing spokesperson/model for Killer Body, a successful chain of fitness centers. Tania Marie Camp is a foul-mouthed word freak with the habit of gorging on Milano cookies dipped in tomato soup and then working off the calories in the gym; Rochelle McArthur is a has-been TV star, whose "bitch self" throws tantrums to get her way; Gabriella Pacquette, separated from a French prince and sporting a fake accent, is frank about her weight problem, but secretly desperate for the job she needs the money. Meanwhile, plucky young newspaper reporter Rikki Fitzpatrick is investigating Larimore's disappearance and the quick replacement contest orchestrated by Killer Body's aging, alcoholic founder, former bodybuilder Bobby Warren. Strange threats and near-accidents dog each of the model wannabes and fuel Rikki's determination to expose the secrets of the trendy clinic; her own cousin Lisa died at 22 after joining for quick weight loss. This cautionary tale skips from one narrator to another with distracting "interviews" randomly interspersed. Hill's painstaking research into the weight loss industry is evident, and the tone is, on occasion, tendentious. As the action accelerates, however, the novel becomes a real page-turner. Hill gets the reader's attention with a contemporary issue (is slim the only way to be?), intriguing characters and clever plotting.