Counterfeit Review πŸ‘œ || Thank you, William Morrow & Harper Audio, for the gifted book! {partner}

Genre: Fiction
Format: 🎧
Pub Date: 6.7.2022
Star Rating: β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†


“Ava Wong has always played it safe. As a strait-laced, rule-abiding Chinese American lawyer with a successful surgeon as a husband, a young son, and a beautiful home–she’s built the perfect life. But beneath this faΓ§ade, Ava’s world is crumbling: her marriage is falling apart, her expensive law degree hasn’t been used in years, and her toddler’s tantrums are pushing her to the breaking point.

Enter Winnie Fang, Ava’s enigmatic college roommate from Mainland China, who abruptly dropped out under mysterious circumstances. Now, twenty years later, Winnie is looking to reconnect with her old friend. But the shy, awkward girl Ava once knew has been replaced with a confident woman of the world, dripping in luxury goods, including a coveted Birkin in classic orange. The secret to her success? Winnie has developed an ingenious counterfeit scheme that involves importing near-exact replicas of luxury handbags and now she needs someone with a U.S. passport to help manage her business–someone who’d never be suspected of wrongdoing, someone like Ava. But when their spectacular success is threatened and Winnie vanishes once again, Ava is left to face the consequences.”

My Thoughts:

“You don’t earn straight A’s all your life without being uncommonly competitive.”

Thank God for audiobooks, or else Counterfeit wouldn’t have made it on my ‘read’ list, but instead, sat with the rest of my TBR books. Why, you ask? Because this dang book didn’t have a single quotation mark. Seriously, books without quotation marks are the bane of my existence (and I don’t mean in this in the sexy Anthony from Bridgerton way). Does anyone else feel this way?

But, seriously, quotation marks aside. I did enjoy reading Counterfeit. While it started on the slower side, I finally came to appreciate the story and invested in Ava and Winnie. It was an addictive read that kept me coming back for more and had me wondering where the author, Kristin Chen, was taking me.

I read Ava’s chapters and pretended I was the detective because that’s how I felt she was telling her story. I was the detective as Ava told me her side of what transpired between her and Winnie. But, like the real detective of the story was wondering β€” was I hearing the whole story?

Well, friends, you’ll have to read this one and find out!

Read Counterfeit if you:
πŸ˜’ like books without quotation marks (or listen to the audiobook as I did)
😎 enjoy Con-women style books or movies (think Ocean’s Eleven)
πŸ‘› Have an affinity for pricey handbags
❔feel the need for a fun, quick read that will keep you guessing until the end

Counterfeit is the June Reese’s Book Club pick!

Format: 288 pages, Hardback
Published: June by William Morrow Books
Free review copy provided by publisher, William Morrow, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and in no way influenced.

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