Counterfeit - grab your Gucci bag and enjoy this fun and insightful story.
Meet Winnie Fang. She’s returned to the United States from China and seeks out her former freshman roommate from Stanford, Ava Wong. Ava is an attorney but is currently a full-time, stay-at-home mom to Henri. Her young son is a handful. Husband Oliver, a surgeon, works all the time. Her beloved mother has just passed. So, when the very vulnerable Ava learns that the Birkin-toting Winnie has made tons of money selling the highest quality, counterfeit designer handbags, she gets sucked into her web. We learn early on that Ava is telling her story of being manipulated into working for Winnie to a detective. We then hear from Winnie, as this tale of two women in quite the con game, gets even more complicated.
Author Kirstin Chen has written a very clever story that shines a light on the world of luxury brands, status seekers, the stereotyping of Asian women and the American dream. It is filled with secrets, lies, insight, humor and some very effective twists and turns. And if you can tell the difference between a Celine or Chanel bag or know which is a Goyard or a Gucci, this fast-paced book is for definitely you.
Many thanks to William Morrow, HarperCollins and Book Club Girl Early Reads for the opportunity to read Counterfeit in advance of its release.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars.
Publication Date: June 7, 2022.
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