“They lived their lives surrounded by all that glitter and neon, happily assuming that small, cute women were harmless.”
Genuine Fraud is a novel by e. lockhart, the same author that brought us We Were Liars, which was a smash hit a few years ago. It’s about a young woman mastermind named Jule, who reinvents herself and stays one step ahead of the law after some mysterious and sketchy behavior. The novel is told in reverse, so it begins with the end and works backwards. I liked that aspect of it and I was interested in the story line, but I kept waiting for something big to happen and it never really did. I was expecting much more suspense than what was delivered, but I still found it to be a page-turning delight, probably because I always thought something more was going to happen. I do like lockhart’s writing style, and I don’t think this book was a total disappointment. There was just more I wanted from it. If you’ve read The Talented Mr. Ripley, it is basically the same story—like exact same. If you like thrillers, you can give this one a try, although it is light on the thrills if you get my drift. No holy shit moments here. [[Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars]] We Were Liars was better. Just sayin’.
A note about my scarf in this photo…it was a Christmas gift and I can’t find anything similar to it online that is not sold out, but if I do I will link it here! Also, Paige jeans are my current go-to. They’re so comfy and fit me pretty well (I think). I get mine from The Denim Lounge in Roscoe Village – they always have great sales!
Wishing you a productive and successful week! Hope you’ve got some great books to get you through to Friday! I’m reading an ARC this week that I CANNOT WAIT to share!!