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The Social Climber - a woman prepares for her society wedding while trying to keep her past hidden.

Eliza Bennet appears to be getting all she's been striving for. She's about to be married to Graham Walker, a handsome Yale graduate from a very wealthy Vermont family. The couple lives in a luxury Manhattan apartment, which is the complete opposite of her childhood home. When this dual timeline story shifts back to Eliza's past, we learn that she was raised on a farm in a very religious environment. Homeschooled wearing home-made clothes, she was sheltered from the outside world. Eliza managed to leave home by getting a scholarship to Covenant College, a very restrictive evangelical school. In the present day, she has completely reinvented herself. The Walkers, her work associates and others in the elite world she lives in have no idea who the real Eliza is. As her wedding day approaches, after all her manipulation and scheming, she fears that secrets from her past may be discovered and jeopardize her master plan.

The Social Climber by Amanda Pellegrino is a slow burn mystery thriller that will keep you guessing as to what is truly going on with Eliza. The author created enough suspense to hold my interest as the story unfolded. It all came together very nicely with some surprising twists, making this more than your typical "rich people behaving badly" story.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars.

Mystery | Thriller.

Publication Date: January 3, 2023.

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