“Genuine Fraud” begins with the end and ends with the beginning of the story.
Jule is an orphan who likes to pretend to be different persons and invent alternative stories of her life. She loves make up, she’s cunning and a great liar. Her best friend is Imogen Sokoloff, the adoptive child of a wealthy couple. Jule sees her as a remarkable and lovable person. Sometimes, she wishes to be like her and to have her money for living the american dream of being a superhero. There are times when Jule says that her name is Imogen.
One day, the real Imogen dissapears leaving a suicidal note and that’s when the mystery begins.
I liked the way in which the book is written, although it confused me sometimes.
I think that Jule, apart from being cunning, had good luck since some situations presented themselves without her looking for them. Nobody suspected her, well Brooke suspected, although she acted really strange in several times. She had attitudes that, at least to me, seemed very suspicious.
I was surprised when I read detective Noa’s suspicions. I would never agree with her, for me Jule was always the suspect.
For me, this book was entertaining, but that’s all. I’ve read that E. Lockhart is a great author, maybe I’ll read another of her novels.