"A brilliant, twisty thriller--I loved it!" —KAREN M. MCMANUS, bestselling author of One of Us is Lying
From the author of We Were Liars, which John Green called "utterly unforgettable," comes a mind-bending, New York Times bestselling thriller told in reverse.
"Compulsively readable." —Entertainment Weekly
"An addictive and shocking feminist thriller." —Lena Dunham
Imogen lives at the Playa Grande Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. She spends her days working out in the hotel gym and telling other guests how she was forced out of Stanford.
But Imogen isn't really Imogen. She's Jule. And she's on the run from something. Or someone. Which means . . . where is the real Imogen?
Rewind: Jule and Imogen are the closest of friends. Obsessed with each other, even. Imogen is an orphan, an heiress; she and Jule spend a summer together in a house on Martha's Vineyard, sharing secrets they'd never reveal to another soul.
But that was months ago. Where is Immie now? And why is Jule using her name?
"You will devour it." —Gayle Forman, bestselling author of If I Stay
“Fans of E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars will love this . . . and definitely won’t see the ending coming.” —HelloGiggles.com
“Tangled secrets, diabolical lies and, ultimately, a mind-blowing outcome are crafted with the plotted precision we expect (and love!) from E. Lockhart.” —Justine Magazine
“Moves at a breakneck speed.” —Marie Claire
“As with E. Lockhart's previous novel, the best-selling "We Were Liars," [readers] will likely finish the last page and flip right back to the beginning to search for clues they missed.” —Chicago Tribune
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
When we meet 18-year-old Jule at a Mexican resort, nothing about her is straightforward. She’s on the run with unlimited funds, spy-movie instincts, and obscure motives for fleeing from cities around the world—and from anything like a normal life. E. Lockhart—author of the supremely creepy bestseller We Were Liars—is in top form as she plays with jump-cut storytelling and the cliché of the action hero (Jule compares herself to Batman) and gives us tantalizing glimpses of the scared teen’s real emotions. Genuine Fraud is so gripping and startling that we pretty much read the whole thing in one sitting.
Customer ReviewsSee All
This book was relatively interesting, but there was literally no ending. I turned the page and saw “acknowledgments” and thought the publishers had left out a handful of chapters. No conclusion, no purpose to the whole thing. Super strange!
I found this book to be very slow and I could not get into it. I barely got half way through before calling it quits. I don’t usually spend $10 on a book and I took a chance on this one, I now see that was not a good choice
It was really good.
I liked it better than we were liars