Ready to discover another great book for this 2022? Take a look…
Counterfeit by Kirstin Chen
Publisher: The Borough Press
Source: Random Things Tours
Amazon, Hive, Waterstones
About The Book
Meet Ava: rule-abiding lawyer who has ticked all of life’s boxes. She’s married to a successful surgeon and has just taken an indefinite career break to raise her adorable toddler. A picture-perfect life.
Meet Winnie: Ava’s old college roommate. Once awkward, quiet and apparently academically challenged, she left Stanford in a shroud of scandal. But now, she is charismatic, wealthy and has returned to town dripping in designer accessories. An actual perfect life.
When the two women bump into one another at a local coffee shop, it seems like fate has intervened: Winnie’s new-found success is courtesy of a shady business and she needs a favour; Ava is realising she is not built for the stay-at-home life. But what starts as one favour turns into two, then three, and soon Ava is in far deeper than she ever imagined.
Now Ava has to make the ultimate decision: cut and run, or risk it all?
Sometimes I feel that reading something refreshing and funny doesn’t seem to be “acceptable” for society, books have to be very boring and thick! So, even if this is not a short story, it’s funny and refreshing, perfect to make the reader have fun while they are reading about a luxe bags scheme! I think this is the perfect read to make you disconnect and have some fun, nothing serious, only a matter of a lot of money and two women, Ava Wong and Winnie Fang, who decided to join forces with a handbag business. They studied together but they’ve just met after a long time, Ava is not happy with her life and needs a change. On the other side, Winnie has a very special business in hand and the help of Ava will be perfect. But, what to do when they’ll discover that the bags they are selling are fake? As you can imagine nothing good will happen… ready?
I like to read about different cultures and traditions, in this case, Ava’s life has been more or less decided since she was young, there were only a few careers she could do to follow the family’s standard, the same as the marriage… So, in a way, even if what Winnie tries to do seems totally crazy, for her it is a way to break the chain she has felt all of her life… but with what consequences? Would it be worth it? As you can imagine, you’ll have to read the book to know all the answers!
Are you ready for the “Counterfeit”?
About The Author
Kirstin Chen’s new novel, Counterfeit, out now from William Morrow/HarperCollins (US) and The Borough Press (UK), is the June ’22 Reese’s Book Club pick. It has also been recommended by The New York Times, The Washington Post, People Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Vogue, Time, Oprah Daily, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Parade, and more. Her previous two novels are Bury What We Cannot Take and Soy Sauce for Beginners. Born and raised in Singapore, she lives in San Francisco.