Wonderfully chilling, this is another thrilling treat from E. Lockhart, author of We Were Liars.
Two girls, in an intense relationship are both looking for escape but at what cost? When one disappears events suddenly become darker and we fall into a world of murder, fraud and villainy as identities are blurred and friendships crossed. There's a fine line between superhero and supervillain when someone needs to save herself.
Lockhart's writing is edgy, fast paced and keeps you guessing until the end. Creepy, provocative and daring the protagonists (Jule and Imogen) continually leave you with a sense of unease as they draw you in not knowing what to believe and where the novel will take you next. We're looking in from the outside but Lockhart only lets you see what she wants you to before shocking you over and over with the sudden twists in events. Brilliant as always, E. Lockhart continues to enthrall with this, her latest thought-provoking novel.
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.
Soon to be a major motion picture produced by stars of HBO series Girls, Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner. From the author of the unforgettable bestseller We Were Liars comes a suspenseful new psychological thriller - 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.
Praise for Genuine Fraud:
'Addictive and shocking feminist thriller' Lena Dunham
'A brilliant, twisty thriller--I loved it!' Karen M McManus, bestselling author of One Of Us Is Lying
'It is so good and you will devour it in one sitting. Then re-read it immediately.' @gayleforman (Gayle Forman on Twitter)
'Compelling and unique, I was absolutely hooked' Jenny Blackhurst, bestselling author of How I Lost You
'It's a captivating, suspenseful story made all the more bewitching by Lockhart's twisty narrative' Booklist
'An excellent choice recommended for teens and adults who love twisty mysteries and tough-as-nails teen girls' School Library Journal, starred review
'Lockhart blends the privileged glamour of We Were Liars with a twisty, backward-running plot that's slick with cinematic violence. A bracing pace, a slew of far-flung locations, and a storyline that runs mostly in reverse will keep readers on their toes, never entirely sure of what these girls are responsible for or capable of.' Publishers Weekly
Publication date: 31/05/2018
Publisher: Hot Key Books
|Publication date:||31st May 2018|
|Publisher:||Hot Key Books|
|Genres:||NewGen - YA Fiction, Books of the Month, Crime / Mystery, Exclusive Pre-Publication, Relationship Stories, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery fiction (Children's / Teenage), Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage), Thrillers (Children's / Teenage),|
E. Lockhart is the author of four books about Ruby Oliver: The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, The Treasure Map of Boys, and Real Live Boyfriends. She also wrote Fly on the Wall, Dramarama, and How to Be Bad (the last with Sarah Mlynowski and Lauren Myracle). Her novel The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks was a Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book, a finalist for the National Book Award, and winner of a Cybils Award for Best Young Adult Novel.More About E. Lockhart