Fake: A Novel

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Fake: A Novel is a story about a woman named Emma, an artist who paints copies of famous works and gets a chance to live glamorously after becoming friends with a wealthy benefactor. The question is, is there anything sinister going on in the arrangement?

I really enjoyed this one! I loved the setting and the glitz/glam of the art world. The writing was outstanding and I loved the theme of being fake- with art, emotions, and Instagram vs reality. I liked the format of starting the chapters with an interview transcript and thought the characters were unique.

Although it’s slower paced and a bit predictable, this didn’t bother me as much because I went into it considering it fiction rather than a thriller. If you go into this expecting a thriller, you might be disappointed. I also thought the main character was a bit naive.

I can see this as a limited television series; it gives me The Flight Attendant vibes and I can see Margot Robbie or Riley Keough playing the lead.

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Author Erica Katz
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher Harper
Publish Date 22-Feb-2022
ISBN 9780063082588
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Issue March 2022
Category Popular Fiction