A NEW YEAR AND NEW REVIEWS FOR THROWAWAYS!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

 Great mystery/crime story! January 5, 2021

Following a research dive in the Florida Keys, Jake Savage finds himself hellbent to uncover the mystery of the death of a young girl, whose body he encountered. This leads Jake down a dangerous path, where he finds himself facing some very unsavory characters and a sex trafficking ring.

Throwaways is a fast paced mystery with a great cast of characters. The focus is on Jake, his foster-mother Ethy, and her part caretaker Tess. Their lives becoming increasingly more involved with what they discover about young girls who are victimized because of their station in life, or lack thereof. Jake fancies himself a bit of a savior and quickly learns that there are times where it may not matter. Elliot Lights builds a world with highly developed characters, with backstories that allow the reader to easily feel like you know them. The mystery of the throwaways is both fascinating and uncomfortable, disturbing and sad. Overall the plot plays out and explosive ending ensues, providing a sense of justice to the culprits.

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Throwaways is a fast paced mystery with a great cast of characters.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

 Suspense-filled novel January 2, 2021

Jake is surprised to see in the water in the keys of Florida, the body of a young girl hovering over him. He’s so tempted to swim out, he has freaked his face, he has been eaten away by sea animals, he can’t abandon her, and he calls to the police with all conscience.

This is a rapidly rising tale of ‘throwaway’ young people and of the wealthy, affluent, and abuseful men.

I liked Jake and his acts, and his relationship with his adoptive mother, Etsy in particular. I loved this book, and it was a pleasure to bring the Keys in place. Nice one.

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I loved this book, and it was a pleasure to bring the Keys in place. Nice one.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The mystery about child trafficking. December 27, 2020

The story is all about discovering the mystery behind a dead girl’s body floating off the Florida coast. It is really awful what happens to children in this world; I mean child trafficking. Easy to follow story, engaging storylines, a complex plot, and an unexpected conclusion.

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Easy to follow story, engaging storylines, a complex plot, and an unexpected conclusion.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A Fun Mystery December 27, 2020

A fun mystery and some intriguing characters. I enjoy mystery and suspense and this story didn’t disappoint. Enjoy!

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…this story didn’t disappoint. Enjoy!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Yes to new authors & engaging suspense December 23, 2020

Suspenseful, engaging and full of surprises- my kind of good read!

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…my kind of good read!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A dark and timely novel December 12, 2020

This book took a very real problem we have in our world today and wrote about it with no mercy. The writing was spectacular and the characters were so real that it was scary. If you’re in it for a story that literally was built around headlines from our timeline and an unshakeable hero, read this book!

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an unshakeable hero, read this book!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Well crafted. a great sleuth novel December 7, 2020

A well crafted plot that carries you along and is always clear.
The sleuth is likable and perceptive and the treatment of his photographic memory is really believable.
set in florida keys kind of gives it a carl Haissen vibe, it is similarly wild and fun while a tense and suspenseful mystery. The pacing and plot are pitch perfect for a mystery series. This seems like the start of a great series of mystery novels, especially if you are a fan of James Patterson. Kind of reminds me of Patterson, a journalistic, no-nonsense writing style that drives a complex plot while maintaining total clarity in the mind of a reader. It is fun to feel like you can participate in the case a bit and figure out what is going on. Jake Savage is also not just a macho action hero cut-out. He’s vulnerable and complicated and cares about the people in his life and goes to great lengths for them. He has complex relationships that are more than just the action hero love interest.

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Kind of reminds me of Patterson, a journalistic, no-nonsense writing style that drives a complex plot while maintaining total clarity in the mind of a reader. It is fun to feel like you can participate in the case a bit and figure out what is going on.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Great characters December 6, 2020

I like the complexity of the characters in this and the other mysteries by Elliot Light. Great job!

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I like the complexity of the characters...

Rating: 5 out of 5.

 Sad material, but a really good book December 6, 2020

I was generally aware of the subject matter, but not enough to not be sickened by the perversity and sadness. I had to backtrack a few times to make myself more aware.
And I really want to blow up some fancy boats!! Good thing I’m in the Northeast, lol.

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And I really want to blow up some fancy boats!! Good thing I’m in the Northeast, lol.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Elliott Light incorporates contemporary issues into his engaging mystery stories December 2, 2020

Having read and enjoyed the three Smalltown mysteries, I have been awaiting Elliott’s next installment recounting Shep Harrington’s adventures. Instead, Elliott has given us “Throwaways,” a timely story about sex trafficking and a new hero in Jake Savage. “Throwaways” does not disappoint. It is an interesting read, because Jake wrestles with issues of personal history, justice and fairness, and the very real problem of sex trafficking. While these issues might seem dark on the surface, he balances them on the structure of quirky and amusing characters. I particularly am impressed by Elliott’s portrayal of women, as I was in the Smalltown mysteries. Elliott draws the characters from a feminine perspective and empowers the women in interesting ways. His understanding of the world of young girls and women who are trafficked is especially impressive. Now am am awaiting more Jake Savage stories. Well done, Elliott.

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I particularly am impressed by Elliott’s portrayal of women, as I was in the Smalltown mysteries. Elliott draws the characters from a feminine perspective and empowers the women in interesting ways.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Intense and well characterized. Sadly, very worthwhile and pertinent topic: human trafficking November 29, 2020

Intense and well characterized. Sadly, very worthwhile and pertinent topic: human trafficking. I particularly enjoyed the relationships between the well written characters. Will be looking for more from this author.

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Will be looking for more from this author.

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