Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
Published: September 5th 2017 by Delacorte Press
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.
Words cannot express how much I loved, We Were Liars. I was expecting a similar sort of read, stunningly beautiful, mysterious and moving.
This book was absolutely not what I expected it to be. No way, no how. Not even a little bit.
E Lockhart can certainly craft a compelling mystery. but this one was dark. Almost too dark for my liking. Our protagonist is not a character we can admire. Instead, she is an insidious young woman that shocks you with her horrific actions. When we initially meet her, we assume she is innocent and simply a victim in the craziness that is her life. As the story unfolds, her layers are pulled back and we see her true colours revealed – spoiler, they aren’t pretty.
I didn’t enjoy this one as much as We Were Liars, but I absolutely appreciate the mysterious and creepy tone the story set. E Lockhart has such a classic style of writing, it is impossible not to appreciate the creative genius.
Fans of Pretty Little Liars – this one’s for you!
Pssst…Check out, We Were Liars
A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE