How far would you go to become someone else? A masterful young adult thriller from the author of blockbuster bestseller We Were Liars.
Imogen is an heiress, a runaway, and a cheat.
Jule is a fighter, a chameleon, and a liar.
Imogen is done pretending to be perfect, and Jule refuses to go back to the person she once was. Somewhere between the mansions of Martha's Vineyard and the shores of Cabo San Lucas, their intense friendship takes a dark turn.
A masterful thriller from the author of the unforgettable We Were Liars.
Review by Tanaya Lowden
E. Lockhart returns with her first novel since We Were Liars, the book that took the YA world by storm. Genuine Fraud is another highly character-driven and intriguing thriller that will have you questioning what exactly is happening.
In Genuine Fraud, we follow the friendship of Imogen and Jule and the dark turn it takes, leading them down a path of disappearances and murder. One of the most interesting things about this book is that it is told in reverse, a reading experience that heightens the tension of this thriller.
This is one of those books where chances are you are going to hate all of the characters. They are not likeable people, but they don’t need to be likeable to be interesting. From the very first page I was hooked and intrigued as to how these characters became who they were. As the mystery unfolded, I found myself feeling tense with anticipation as we discover just how far some of the characters are willing to go.
Genuine Fraud is intriguing and full of twists, and definitely a must-read if you loved We Were Liars.
About the Author
Emily Lockhart is the author of eight YA novels including the bestselling We Were Liars and The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, a Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book, a finalist for the National Book Award, and recipient of the Cybils Award for best young adult novel. She has a doctorate in English Literature from Columbia University and has taught composition, literature and creative writing. Her books have been translated into ten languages.