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Review: Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart

I am so happy to finally read an E. Lockhart book! And my journey begins with Genuine Fraud which was entirely twisty!


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.


With thrillers, I can never tell who I’m supposed to be rooting for. And that was the case within Genuine Fraud. Because this book has so many turns and plot twists. Jule is never what you think. She is 100% a character I would fall tragically in love, who would probably rob me blind, and walk away from me without me ever knowing. In some ways she reminded me of a super spy, a chameleon.

I could empathize with the ways she is adaptable. In some ways I’ve felt that I can really easily adapt to the people I’m around – changing my manner of speaking easily. But nothing like Jule. I listened to this book on audiobook, and it gave it a new level of thriller I think. There was the audiobook narrator who could scream or act breathless.

I was incredibly confused at the beginning though. Genuine Fraud works backwards and seems to begin with the present and flip between the present and the past. I think if I saw it in print, I would have been less confused, but you know when you’re listening to audiobooks and suddenly your dishes are done? It’s easier to space out and all of that just confused me a little.

Overall though, I enjoyed the mystery aspect of it. And I liked the ending!

You can find Genuine Fraud on Goodreads, Amazon, BookDepository, and Indiebound.


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