Blood Red Is the New Black


New York fashion editor Anya St. Clair is on the verge of greatness. Her wardrobe is to die for. Her social media is killer. And her career path is littered with the bodies of anyone who got in her way. She’s worked hard to get where she is, but she doesn’t have everything.

Not like Sarah Taft. Anya’s obsession sits one desk away. Beautiful, stylish, and rich, she was born to be a fashion world icon. From her beach-wave blonde hair to her on-trend nail art, she’s a walking editorial spread. And Anya wants to be her friend. Her best friend. Her only friend.

But when Sarah becomes her top competition for a promotion, Anya’s plan to win her friendship goes into overdrive. In order to beat Sarah…she’ll have to become her. Friendly competition may turn fatal, but as they say in fashion: One day you’re in, and the next day you’re dead.


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Press for #FashionVictim

The Best Crime and Mystery Debuts of 2018: 15 New Voices to Watch –CrimeReads

"Even the folks here at Book Riot praised Amina Akhtar’s debut, #FashionVictim, as 'awesome as it sounds.' And, by god, it certainly is." —BookRiot

12 of Our Favorite Thriller Writers on What You Need to Read This Season –Entertainment Weekly

Dark Comedy in the Fashion World Ahead of New York Fashion Week, a former fashion editor discusses her new book #fashionvictim and a rollercoaster ride in digital media – Wall Street Journal

"For those craving a new fashionably vicious read, this book is darkly satisfying." –

"The book is equally an accurate glimpse into the world of fashion magazines as it is an insane serial killer crime spree." –Paper Magazine

#FashionVictim Author Amina Akhtar Promises She Doesn't Want to Murder Her Former Co-Workers" –Fashionista

Amina Akhtar's #FashionVictim Is A Thrilling, Fun And Dark Satire Of The Fashion Industry –Forbes

Praise for #FashionVictim

"The shallow friendships, betrayals, shifting alliances, and many, many designer shoes will keep readers hooked and laughing, if a bit uncomfortably, from Page 1 until the shocking ending." – Kirkus Review

"#Fashionvictim is a book to not only buy, keep and read, but to inhale from page one." –NY Journal of Books

“The story’s dark humor is one of its best attributes, and while the reader may wonder if Anya will get caught, there’s no doubt that whatever happens, she’ll be dressed to kill.” Mystery Scene

"#FashionVictim is sick and vicious and funny and voicey. Amina Akhtar creates a virtual reality reading experience by trapping us inside the mind of a uniquely disturbed woman. There are strong, wild decisions on every page. You feel for Anya the antiheroine... but then she relentlessly fights back with insanely excessive force and savvy... I 'totes' loved this one."
Caroline Kepnes, New York Times bestselling author of You and Hidden Bodies