Genuine Fraud

by E. Lockhart
First sentence: “It was a bloody great hotel.”
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Release date: September 5, 2017
Review copy provided by the publisher.
Content: There are at least a half-dozen f-bombs, a murder, some off-screen sex, and some drinking. It will be in the Teen Section (grades 14+), but I wouldn’t give it to sensitive souls.

This will be the teaser-iest of teaser reviews because the less you know going in, the better.

Know this:

  • It’s best read in one (or two, at most) sittings, because otherwise you will forget things, and remembering details IS IMPORTANT.
  • Jule is not a nice person. In fact, there are very few nice people in this book. It’s still incredibly readable.
  • It’s told backward, which is fascinating.
  • The more you know about The Talented Mr. Ripley, the less you will like this. (I didn’t know anything, but about 3/4 of the way through, I had Hubby tell me about it, and yeah… kind of spoiled the rest of the book.)
  • You will want to talk about it when you’re through.

I don’t know if it’s “good”. I know it kept my attention, and that I thought it was cleverly done. And I need people to read it, because this one demands to be processed out loud.


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