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Genuine Fraud
Genuine Fraud | E. Lockhart
From the author of the unforgettable New York Times bestseller We Were Liars comes a masterful new psychological suspense novelthe 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. 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. Praise for E. Lockharts We Were Liars: Haunting, sophisticated. . . . Twisty and well-told. The Wall Street Journal [It] will leave you dying to talk about the book with a pal or ten. Parade.com Youre going to want to remember the title. Liars details the summers of a girl who harbors a dark secret, and delivers a satisfying but shocking twist ending. Entertainment Weekly An ambitious novel with an engaging voice, a clever plot and some terrific writing. The New York Times Book Review Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable. John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars
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cjbooklover
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Pickpick

This was a really good book. Jules, well she had some major issues. I loved the way the book went backwards, and it wasn‘t hard to follow. The last chapter gave a small twist that has had me thinking since I finished it! When you become like someone else, when do you lose yourself?

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Book_yogi
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Mehso-so

Not bad, very quick read, and Jule is a bad bad girl. I am not sure why she is exactly so devoid of that part in the brain that says killing people is bad, and think a little bit of background for this would have been helpful for the story. In any event, there were some surprises and it was a suspenseful quick read.

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BookDragonNotWorm
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Pickpick

I love 'We Were Liars' by this author. This was nothing like that. Good, but not at all what I was expecting. Fast paced, kept me guessing, well written, but probably wouldn't have read it if I had known the actual plot. Just barely a pick for me.

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NovelNancy
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Pickpick

Be prepared for a fast, wild ride with this read. Jule, or is it Imogen, is on the run from someone. The book starts out at Chapter 18 and works its ways backward chronologically down to Chapter 1 then with a plot twist, the final chapter is 19. The main character has survival skills, is manipulative and calculating; in spite of this, I found myself rooting for her. Between her actions of toughness she shows a vulnerability we can all relate to.

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Lovesbooks87
Genuine Fraud | E. Lockhart
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed this book and it was full of twists, but at times I thought it was missing something. This is my 4th completed book in the #24b4monday readathon. I was hoping to get more reading done today but I have been battling a headache most of the day. So hopefully the headache is gone tomorrow!

Skeebies05 I hope you feel better! 2mo
TheReadingMermaid Hope you are feeling better today sweetheart. ❤️ 2mo
Lovesbooks87 @TheReadingMermaid @Skeebies05 thanks, I am feeling much better today! 2mo
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SoapboxEdits
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Panpan

This one disappointed me. The beginning was slow and soft, but the premise kept me going. The middle picked up to a disappointing ending. Readers never get a chance to know the real personality behind the main character, nor her true background. By having it written in reverse, the introductions to characters and setting were too late, though it did help with the mystery aspect. It revealed one character particularly well, but that was about it.

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Llanphear
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Pickpick

Never read a book that was written like this. A great YA novel. 💫💫💫💫

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Dawnrod1970
Genuine Fraud | E. Lockhart
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Current read...

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Madison91
Genuine Fraud | E. Lockhart
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Mehso-so

Good story line, low key annoying. Not bad but definitely not great

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mirsophie
Genuine Fraud | E. Lockhart
Mehso-so

I listened to this in audi0book form. I liked the elements of it but towards the end it seemed repetitive and boring. I also found it kind of confusing as well. I did like the characters though so that's why the rating is 2 stars instead of one. listening to it in audiobook form made it drag for some reason.

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mirsophie
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PrezBookster
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I loved WE WERE LIARS.. hope this one is good too!

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That-Bookish-Hiker
Genuine Fraud | E. Lockhart
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Mehso-so

I don‘t know how to write a review for this book.

While the author wrote it in reverse chronological format which I found to be interesting and refreshing it didn‘t help me to understand Jules. She was so good at being a fraud that as a reader I still have no idea who she is. I wish we would have gotten some real enough info about her after what really happened to her parents but you never find out.

Quick and enjoyable read.
⭐️⭐️⭐️

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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“The American dream is to be an action hero.”

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Eggs
Genuine Fraud | E. Lockhart
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This book was a wild ride!

Cathythoughts What a crazy cover 🤭enjoy! 6mo
Eggs It was compelling and engaging!!! @Cathythoughts 6mo
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hdhubbard
Genuine Fraud | E. Lockhart
Pickpick

9/10 Well written, lots of interesting twisty turns that answer all the questions and none of them at the same time. Definitely worth reading, keeps you interested and entertained.

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Emm1
Genuine Fraud | E. Lockhart
Pickpick

Very confusing at first but it‘s unlike anything I had read before and it‘s very surprising.

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Vreyes
Genuine Fraud | E. Lockhart
Pickpick

Four stars. I enjoyed the secrets and the lies in this book a lot

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Rachel.Rencher
Genuine Fraud | E. Lockhart
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This one has been sitting on my TBR for quite some time! I'm excited to pick it up. 😊

Julsmarshall Great cover! 9mo
laurenlovesliterature Yes, cool cover, but girl, your nails are so awesome! 9mo
Rachel.Rencher @laurenlovesliterature Thank you! 😍 My nail girl has the best stamps 💅 9mo
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emilyrose_x
Genuine Fraud | E. Lockhart
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Day 27 Selfie with Current Read

No selfie from me (sorry!) but you can see my hand - does that count? I'm about halfway through this and love it so far 😊

#fallintoreading

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 10mo
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JenFowler
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Pickpick

You get introduced to these characters as being one thing. As the book continues, you realize more and more how false those first impressions were. Everything that was right side up, is upside down.
This has got to be a record for me, reading three books back to back that have murder in them!

This one was more like a TV drama series. Not a serious book at all. Just a lot of good old fashioned everyone-will-probably-end-up-dead kind of book.

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MariettaSG
Genuine Fraud | E. Lockhart
Mehso-so

Not as good as We Were Liars, the obviously unreliable narration reduced the drama and mystery. Also the reverse order of events eventually annoyed me and I read the novel from ch1 to ch 19. It was a much better text in order.

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Jenny
Genuine Fraud | E. Lockhart
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Panpan

Another psychological thriller with unlikeable characters. Wasn‘t too fond of the backwards storyline either.

thebluestocking Man. I was hoping this one was good. 13mo
Jenny @thebluestocking Yeah, me too. 😔 13mo
KateFulfordAuthor @Jenny May I recommend my debut? Pacy, laugh out loud funny and more. Check my bio for sample chapters and to assess other reviews on Goodreads. Thanks, Kate 13mo
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edennugget
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Pickpick

Such a unique book! At first I struggled with how it's told backwards but once you get used to it, it just makes it so much more gripping.

I loved having a main character that wasn't the typical female character. Every event was unexpected and even the ending was not what you'd predict. All the characters seem to have so many layers to them.

Definitely recommend!

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CorganMooney
Genuine Fraud | E. Lockhart
Mehso-so

I didn‘t realize it until a good chunk into the book, but the story is told backwards. I was extremely confused at first, but once I realized things were moving in reverse everything started to fall into place. Not my favorite book ever, but still a good suspense read!

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Skeeterisme
Genuine Fraud | E. Lockhart
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Pickpick

Unexpected.

DimeryRene How does it compare to we are liars?! 14mo
Skeeterisme @dimeryrene It‘s a different kind of unexpected. Personally, I liked we are liars better. But I imagine there are plenty of folks who like this one equally or more. It‘s definitely a must read. 14mo
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Samberryy
Genuine Fraud | E. Lockhart
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Mehso-so

This was an interesting YA thriller, and Lockhart is skilled in subtly crafting a character‘s psyche. No one was particularly likable in this book but they didn‘t need to be. I thought the ending was anticlimactic, and I was never super pulled in until halfway through. Overall, a decent read, but not Lockhart‘s best.

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LLMadrid
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I love it when my library books come in.

rather_be_reading stacked! 1y
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Read66
Genuine Fraud | E. Lockhart
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I know this book has been divisive because of the structural trick but I really enjoyed it. Definitely a tribute/ode to Talented Mr Ripley and with an extremely unreliable narrator. Really liked the “Memento” like approach of going back in time from the start of the story so that it is slowly revealed how the narrator got to this point.

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ClairesReads
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Mehso-so

Genuine Fraud walks a thin line between clever and gimmicky, which makes it a somewhat frustrating read. Lockhart is good at crafting unlikeable, nasty characters, and complicated family dynamics. Was this entertaining? Yes. Was it successful? Not entirely.

Redheadrambles Noooo a run of so/so Claire ? 1y
ClairesReads Yeah! Not ideal! I‘m starting a more traditional mainstream crime/thriller to help get me out of it 1y
KateFulfordAuthor If you need a recommendation, may I point you to my People‘s Book Prize nominated debut? Sassy female narrative, laugh out dialogue and a pacy plot. Check the link in the bio for 2 free chapters, reviews and more. 1y
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ClairesReads
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Next up and hopefully better than the last read

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GondorGirl
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Pickpick

I'm not really sure how to review this book without giving anything away. It was strange. And none of the characters were very likeable. And the main character...

Okay. Read this book if you want a mind-fuck of a story about how far a girl will go to become someone else.

HighLadyoftheStacks I loved this book so much I finished it in one day! 1y
GondorGirl @HighLadyoftheStacks I listened to the entire book in one afternoon. 1y
MidnightBookGirl I liked this teen take on the Talented Mr. Ripley too! 1y
GondorGirl @MidnightBookGirl OMG, I didn't even think of that! You're right! 🤯 1y
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fleeting
Genuine Fraud | E. Lockhart
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Some will think this book is gimmicky, some will think it's brilliant. It's a bit of both, for me. I liked the style (starts with chapter 18 down to chapter 1, then ends at 19), the way the story unfolded but in reverse. But the story itself suffered, I think, as with most novels that focus on its form. Still a good and gripping read if you allow yourself a bit of fun and escape. Also: the skipping-all-over-the-world naturally was a plus for me.

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Cityofamber
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Pickpick

This is a generous pick (and what pushed it over from a so-so is Rebecca Soler is the narrator of the audiobook). This book kept me interested and wanting to know what happened but the ending was very anticlimactic.

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Faibka
Genuine Fraud | E. Lockhart
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Squeezing in some reading time during my lunch hour at work! Wish I could have a long vacation and just spend it reading :)

Daisey Great sandwich! 😀 1y
Lcsmcat Your sandwich is looking at you! 😂 1y
SandyW Your sandwich looks like he's hoping to read instead of being eaten! 1y
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Faibka @Daisey thanks! 😁 1y
Faibka @Lcsmcat lol, yes I had to eat it quick to get again from those staring eyes 🤣 1y
Faibka @SandyW too bad it got eaten instead and I got to read, lol 1y
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ElyssaReads
Genuine Fraud | E. Lockhart
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Mehso-so

The first book I read by this author (We Were Liars) totally blew my mind. With this one, partly because I have a sense of the author‘s style and partly because the word fraud is in the title, nothing was as shocking. The narrative is told mostly in reverse, similar to All the Missing Girls. Even without the element of surprise, I started this last night and finished today so it was a gripping and fast read!

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Megnogged
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Needed a break from all that is The Name of the Wind for something a bit lighter so I grabbed up this #ARC from #BookCon last year! Hoping to finish this today!
#EmojiAThon 🚗 (features travel)
#GrinchAThon #currentlyreading #booksandbrews

Zelma Really excited about reading this one! 2y
Megnogged @Zelma It‘s got me quite confuzzled. 🤨🤔Haha. But liking it well enough so far. 2y
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Aseleener
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Found this while using the bathroom at my daughter's orchestra concert this afternoon. Inside the stall door. It was at a local high school. Cute idea!

mcipher I love this idea!! 2y
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stacybmartin
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Panpan

Meh, I didn‘t enjoy this book at all. I much preferred her previous book, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks. Even We Were Liars was better than this one. #labsoundtrack

ReadingSusan Agreed. 2y
Gissy I have it in my tbr😱😱😱 2y
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CatAndKindle
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The smell of New York City in the heat of early summer floated in the thick air around her: garbage, poverty, ambition.

Kaylamburson Sounds accurate hahaha 2y
BookBabe Yup. Accurate 👌🏻 2y
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CatAndKindle
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They want you to be small and silent. Good was just another word for don‘t fight back.

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CatAndKindle
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“It‘s hard to be a woman sometimes.”

Librosycafe Yes! 1,000x yes. 2y
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CatAndKindle
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They were powers that lived in your body. They would never leave you, no matter how you looked, no matter who loved or didn‘t love you.

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CatAndKindle
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She wished she were a different human in a different body with a different life.

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CatAndKindle
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The only way I could figure myself out was to try what life was like away. Without all those other people wanting things from me, being disappointed in me.

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CatAndKindle
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You stay away long enough, there doesn‘t seem like much to go back for.

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CatAndKindle
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I am the center of the story now, Jule said to herself. I don‘t have to weigh very little, wear very little, or have my teeth fixed.

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thecommonshelf
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Pickpick
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CatAndKindle
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Have you been to Italy? It‘s a level of pasta you don‘t even understand, I promise you. It shouldn‘t be legal.

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HighLadyoftheStacks
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Pickpick

I love, love E. Lockheart for so many reasons and the main one is her writing style. This is the kind of thriller I love, one with a bunch of layers and characters who are never completely what they seem. #genuinefraud

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