Thank you to Netgalley for the copy of Fishnet. All opinions stated are that of my own!
I’m going to start this review off by giving you the blurb from Goodreads…
Twenty year old Rona Leonard walks out of her sister Fiona’s flat and disappears.
Six years on, worn down by a tedious job, child care and the aching absence in her life, Fiona’s mundane existence is blown apart by the revelation that, before she disappeared, Rona had been working as a prostitute. Driven to discover the truth, Fiona embarks on an obsessive quest to investigate the sex industry. As she is drawn into a complex world, Fiona makes shocking discoveries that challenge everything she believed, and will ultimately change her life forever.
Bittersweet, sensual and rich, Fishnet takes a clear-eyed, meticulously researched, controversial look at the sex industry and the lives of sex workers, questioning our perception of contemporary femininity.
There, now you know what this book is about. A lot of reviews will talk about how it was hard to read because of the subject matter…maybe it’s living in a state where prostitution is legal in all but 2 counties, but I did not find the subject matter to be that crazy. The book is based around women that have sex for money…ok. This book takes place in Scotland where people want to criminalize it. Honestly, this book does not dive deep in to this world…personally, The Kiss Quotient was a hell of a lot more to handle and take in than this book.
Here’s where the book lost me. This book flip flops around from present to past and a few different points of view…there is never a clear cut understanding of who is talking or at what point in time something is taking place. I honestly could NOT follow this book.
I really wanted to DNF this book. It became SO frustrating that I just sped read through it because well…I wanted to know what happened to Rona. Knowing what I know now, I could have DNF’ed this book and been fine…ugh.
I don’t do this often…in fact, this is the first time on my blog I’m doing this…2 stars! Yes, two stars. It bounces around aimlessly making it very difficult to follow and then the end…that’s it. Honestly, this book wasted my time. I really wanted to love it because I thought the subject matter was interesting, but it was just done so at the surface of the sex industry, it was very disappointing.
Author: Kirstin Innes
Publisher: Frieght Books
Release Date: October 15, 2019
Find it here on Goodreads