Cover Story - a naïve college intern at a fashion magazine falls prey to a sophisticated con artist.
Author Susan Rigetti’s own story is fascinating. Writing non-fiction as Susan Fowler, she became a visible figure in the MeToo movement by bringing forth her experiences of harassment in her book Whistleblower. Now she has taken her talents to the world of fiction with Cover Story. And she clearly had lots of fun writing it.
Inspired by the real and incredible story of Anna (Delvey) Sorokin, this is the story of Lora Ricci. With poor grades that threaten her scholarship at NYU, Lora starts her internship at Elle magazine with aspirations of a career in writing. When she meets contributing editor Cat Wolff (non-spoiler – not her real name) she quickly falls under her spell. Lora is enamored by Cat’s confidence, stylishness and fabulously wealthy lifestyle. She believes she has hit the career jackpot when Cat takes her under her wing. Lora is eventually hired to be a ghostwriter for Cat, who has her own aspirations of becoming a writer, and is invited to move into her suite at The Plaza.
This compelling tale, told through journal entries, texts, memos and emails, makes for a fast-paced book which you’re bound to tear through. As Lora gets caught up in Cat’s web, more details of Cat’s scams and deceptions come to light through her correspondences. Lora is so trusting and naïve that you might get a little frustrated. But go with it. The book is so much fun. Fans of Inventing Anna and other stories about schemers, scammers and con artists, this is your perfect beach read. Enjoy!!
Many thanks to William Morrow Books and HarperCollins for the opportunity to read Susan Rigetti’s fiction debut in advance of its release.
Rated 4.25 out of 5 stars.
Contemporary Fiction | Mystery Thriller.
Publication Date: April 5, 2022.
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