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Publisher's Summary

From the author of the unforgettable New York Times best seller We Were Liars comes a masterful new psychological suspense novel - the story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be the judge.

Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat.

Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete.

An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two.

A bad romance, or maybe three.

Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains.

A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her.

A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.

©2017 E. Lockhart (P)2017 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

"Captivating...bewitching." (Booklist)

"An excellent choice recommended for teens and adults who love twisty mysteries, stories about class conflict, and tough-as-nails teen girls." (SLJ)

"Rebecca Soler's riveting narration and the engrossing writing of E. Lockhart make for gripping listening... Lockhart again proves herself the queen of twists, and Soler matches her tone to make this psychologically complex narrative even more chilling." (AudioFile)

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  • J. D.
  • Enfield, CT United States
  • 01-19-18

Don't bother

I should have listened to my instincts and stopped reading this after the first chapter. Vapid characters, no primary conflict, no development of character or plot - it was a waste of a purchase.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Loved We Were Liars but this fell short

I love We Were Liars but this seemed messy and inconclusive. Half way through the story you discover the "twist" and the rest of the book tries to explain it with very little excitement.

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I was the victim of fraud

This was not a great read - the story line was very confusing in the beginning as the chapters move backwards. There were a lot of details about the characters that made it all seem very immature and boring. There was no WOW moment or twist in the plot - I was relieved that the book was over rather than a great mystery ending.

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Loved it!

Very interesting way of how the story was presented. Very clever, and I've never would have thought of that sequence... Loved it!

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Alright!

I absolutely hated the protagonist, but I really loved the build up and how until halfway the book I was still trying to figure it out. However, after a point it gets quite predictable... and I totally ADORED the performance!

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*Spoilers*

Genuine Fraud is pretty much the exact same story as The Talented Mr. Ripley, only the genders are reversed. It has the same scenes, characters, and even murder weapons. The only real difference is how the story is told chronologically backward.

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Unexpected Delight!

At first I wasn’t a fan of the narration, but then after the first couple of chapters the narration got wickedly good. I didn’t know quite what to expect with this book, but it turned out to be creepy and disturbing in a good way. I really enjoyed the story and the backwards storytelling didn’t bother me at all. I kept listening to learn more about this odd and dangerous girl at the center of the story. It was very interesting and the ending was very appropriate.

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This book will keep you guessing right to the end.

What did you love best about Genuine Fraud?

The mystery of it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The characters were really hard to like.

Have you listened to any of Rebecca Soler’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Great performance!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

When the truth is exposed, it will blow your mind.

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Twisty goodness!

This book was so twisty good that as soon as I was done listening I started all over again and listened to it again! Don't want to give any spoilers just read it!!!

Rebecca Soler's narration was really good too!

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Strange story

I liked that it was a fast read. Nice for a quick short book I took on a road trip and finished in one day. The story kept moving backwards which is better than jumping around in timeline.