#BlogTour – #BookReview of #Counterfeit by @Kirstin_Chen @fictionpubteam @RandomTTours #RandomThingsTours #HandbagHustlers

I’m delighted to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for the excellent and entertaining Counterfeit by Kirstin Chen. Thank you to Anne Cater and The Borough Press for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book.

About the book:

HUSTLERS meets BIG LITTLE LIES in this hilarious and thrilling story of women breaking bad

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?

About the author:

Kirstin Chen is the author of Soy Sauce for Beginners and Bury What We Cannot Take. Born and raised in Singapore, she currently lives in San Francisco.

My Review:

Counterfeit by Kirstin Chen is a light and entertaining read that once started I did not want to put down. Very different to my usual type of read, it’s a fun story that I thoroughly enjoyed from beginning to end.

Ava appears to be living the perfect life. A successful lawyer with a handsome surgeon husband, she is taking a break from her career to care for their adorable toddler son. But when she bumps into Winnie, an old college friend, Ava begins to wonder if being a stay at home mum is really what she wants and decides to meet up with her for old times sake.

Winnie left Stanford under mysterious circumstances to return to her native China and has not been heard from since, so the last thing Ava expected was to ever see Winnie again. And certainly not this new confident Winnie, who shows up dressed in designer clothes and holding the latest must have, expensive handbag. Before long, Ava finds herself pulled deeper and deeper into Winnie’s shady business with no idea how to get herself back out of it. So with everything on the line, should Ava cut her losses and run or take a chance and risk it all?

Counterfeit is a fantastic, lighthearted read and Kirstin Chen has written a female led, fast paced, fun and entertaining tale that I would recommend.

Counterfeit by Kirstin Chen is available to purchase now:

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