Reviewed by Jane Finch for Readers' Favorite
Legacy Girls, part of the Jaycee Wilder series, by Jennifer Vaughn, tells the story of Eve, a young girl at a select and elite boarding school, who mysteriously disappears. Enter Jaycee Wilder, a TV journalist who happens to be related to the missing Eve, and who promises the family to investigate the unexpected and out of character disappearance. There then follows a page-turning mystery as Jaycee enters the world of the wealthy and privileged as she uses all her guile and experience from her role as an investigative journalist to uncover the whereabouts of her missing cousin, and at the same time expose a corrupt and secretive group that hides behind the mask of normality.
The author, Jennifer Vaughn, has woven an intricate tale that has readers on the edge of their seats as they enter a world they hope doesn’t really exist, but suspect that perhaps it might. The writing is immaculate, with incredible descriptive details of everything from a simple facial expression to the settings and buildings housing the story, from the amazing landscapes of New Hampshire to the sterile and opulent Holy United Academy. Every character is unique and expertly described, from the state of their shoes to the number of buttons on their shirt, but not overdone at all. An excellent piece of writing that enthralls and the ending does not disappoint. Well done to an author who has the ability to take the reader straight into the world of her protagonist. Definitely an author to watch. Loved it!