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Fake Like Me
Fake Like Me | Barbara Bourland
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CAREY DARLING She was the privileged wild child of the New York art scene, and my idol. FAKE I was a no-name painter from the Florida backwater, clawing my way into their world. LIKE When she died, she left a space that couldn't be filled. Except, maybe, by ME She was a no-name painter from the Florida backwaters who clawed her way into art school on nothing but talent. They were the enfants terribles of New York, rocking the art scene with daring work and dangerous stunts. And Carey Darling - the blonde waif with her dark, deathly sculpture - was her idol. When Carey dies, she loses her lodestar in an unforgiving world. Now - with a major exhibition and world fame in her grasp, she wins a place at the exclusive retreat in upstate New York where her remaining heroes hide away. She's dreamt of the outrageous revelries, the glamorous artists, the entrance to a forbidden land of privilege. What she finds is a ghost of its former self. No-one speaks of Carey. No-one shares their work. No parties light up the deck. And the black lake where Carey drowned gleams between them all. As she obsessively paints in Carey's studio, uncovers strange secrets and starts to fall - hard and fast - for Carey's mysterious boyfriend, it's as if she's taking her place. But one thought shadows her every move - what really happened to Carey Darling? A darkly satirical and sassy thriller about obsession and identity, Fake Like Me is a modern retelling of Rebecca, the original psychological thriller. With a flair for sensational detail and acidic wit, Barbara Bourland delivers a twist so sharp it cuts.
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vlwelser
Fake Like Me | Barbara Bourland
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This one is so good. This may be my favorite new author. Read her other book also.

#arc #netgalley

DivineDiana I enjoyed her first book! 1mo
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Fake Like Me | Barbara Bourland
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A satire on the art world, as well as the complications of establishing an identity. Are you who you think you are, or more what other people experience? A young artist has to recreate her art after her studio burns. Her idol has died, but she gets a chance to stay at the same retreat as people who knew her idol. Only things aren‘t so clear cut or idyllic as she thought. There are deep secrets here that might change her view of everything.

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Clare_Riley
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There seems to be a lot of buzz around this book at the moment, and I can see why. It‘s a satire on the art world and a thriller, with a bit of a mystery thrown in. What really happened to Carey Logan, a young artist, and the narrators idol? The unnamed narrator manages to work in Carey‘s studio space after a fire destroys her own, and she must re-do all the paintings. I really enjoyed this - it whizzed by!

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ladyonequestion
Fake Like Me | Barbara Bourland
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#buddyread starting on #twitter on Monday hosted by the publisher. Love the book so far, an aspiring artist longs to be a part of an elite art group named Pine City. Detailed, very vivid descriptions of art, art theory and a gripping storyline. The book is out now if anyone wants to join in. I did the Night Tiger buddy read and it was brilliant.

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Fake Like Me | Barbara Bourland
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Just some books I treated myself to on my birthday last week 📚📚📚📚♥️☺️

MEGR Happy birthday 🎁🎂🎈🎉🎊 4mo
Ruthiella Happy birthday 🎁🎊🎂🎈🥳 4mo
mrozzz Thank youuuu @MEGR @Ruthiella 😊♥️♥️ 4mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy Birthday 🎁🎊🎂📚 4mo
mrozzz Awww thank you! 💗 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 4mo
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mrozzz @vivastory thank you so much 😊💜 4mo
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Cinfhen
Fake Like Me | Barbara Bourland
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When Carey Logan, the darling of the art world commits suicide both patrons and fellow artists are left to wonder why. Enter our unnamed narrator, a raising star of the art scene, who soon finds herself being compared to Carey Logan. Following in Carey‘s footsteps our narrator‘s world becomes blurred between art and reality. I found parts of this story similar to Daisy Jones, Still Lives And Museum of Modern Love. #NetGalley #ARC #BorrowNotBuy

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Cinfhen
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Is it ok if I start my #BookFitnessChallenge read today @wanderinglynn ??? I‘m wayyyyyy behind on my NetGalley ARCs & I‘m feeling the urge to start reading . I also had an urge for midday falafel 😋#NetGalley #ARC

BarbaraBB I‘d kill for that falafel! 💕 6mo
Cinfhen Nothing as delicious as street falafel from Israel!!! It‘s soooooo good @Barbarab 6mo
Caroline2 Yummy 😋 6mo
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Mtroiano 🤤 6mo
julesG @BarbaraBB Me too. Guess I'll have to make my own. *sigh* 6mo
AmyG Yum. I am going to Israel in June. I look forward to eating this every day. 6mo
Cinfhen Really, @AmyG ????? That‘s so exciting 😊share more details (edited) 6mo
wanderinglynn I‘ll never stop someone from reading! (But the points for books read don‘t start until Friday 😉) The falafel looks delicious! 😋 6mo
Cinfhen It‘s the authentic pita bread and hummus that REALLY elevates the falafel @Caroline2 @Mtroiano @julesG even the cucumbers and tomatoes taste fresher 6mo
Cinfhen Ha!! I‘m not looking for points @wanderinglynn but I might just finish my first book on Friday or Saturday. I know you changed the point system but I‘m still not entering myself for any prizes. I‘m just looking forward to getting fitter and maybe losing a few pounds 🙏🏻🤞🏼🤞🏼 6mo
julesG So, eating authentic Falafel in Israel just made it on my bucket list, and when I'm there I can have Shakshuka for breakfast. 6mo
AmyG We are going in June with our Temple group! A tour - Tel Aviv, Jaffa, North- Safed, Jerusalem. I have never been, so I am a bit clueless. (edited) 6mo
Cinfhen Good goals @julesG 🥘 6mo
Kalalalatja I need more falafel in my life 😍 6mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz That looks is so darn good! 😋 6mo
Cinfhen That‘s a good itinerary @AmyG 10 days??? You should have beautiful weather! Email me if i have any questions. I‘m excited for you 6mo
Cinfhen I don‘t eat falafel to often but when I do, it‘s so worth it @Kalalalatja @Jee_HookedOnBookz 😁 6mo
AmyG Yes, 10 days. Thank you so much, C for the offer of info. 😘 Do you live near any of those places? Do you need me to bring you some books? (edited) 6mo
Cinfhen You‘re so sweet!! I‘m flying to states in July for 7 weeks so I‘m all good!! I‘d love to meet up but I have a feeling you‘re going to be on a tight itinerary @AmyG but let‘s keep in touch 💕 6mo
AmyG I will email you when I get my final itinerry.....and then I will know when we have any free time. Maybe we can swing it, huh? That would be lovely. 6mo
LeahBergen That falafel! Gahhhhhh! 🤤 6mo
KarenUK Omg that looks so delicious... jelly! 6mo
Megabooks If I were in Israel, I‘d totally stir up my celiac disease for that! Yum! 6mo
Hazel0303 That. Looks. Delicious. 6mo
rohit-sawant So yum! 6mo
Cinfhen It was so good but I actually had a stomach ache the rest of the day... my husband ordered me the spicy version and it was lit 🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶 @LeahBergen @KarenUK @Megabooks @Hazel0303 @rohit-sawant 🥵🥵🥵 6mo
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