Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Who is Jule West Williams? A tourist pursued across the globe? A victim? Has she been framed after her best friend Imogen's death?
I read this book in one sitting with my mouth agape.
It's hard to review Genuine Fraud without spoilers but it is a mind-bending book. Told in reverse-chronological order beginning at Chapter 18 and ending at Chapter 1, it took me a chapter or two to fully appreciate the implications of the timeline. But once the lightbulb went off for me, I was hooked. Lockhart's characteristic tight prose matches her cutting craft. There is not a word wasted or a clue misplaced.
Genuine Fraud is a novel for those who love unreliable narrators, anti-heroes, and love at its most manipulative.
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