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Counterfeit: A Reese's Book Club Pick (edizione 2023)

di Kirstin Chen (Autore)

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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 facade, 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....Peering behind the curtain of the upscale designer storefronts and the Chinese factories where luxury goods are produced, Kirstin Chen interrogates the myth of the model minority through two unforgettable women determined to demand more from life."--… (altro)
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Titolo:Counterfeit: A Reese's Book Club Pick
Autori:Kirstin Chen (Autore)
Info:William Morrow Paperbacks (2023), 288 pages
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Perfect beach read! Quick, interesting, light.

The biggest flaw was that I had to keep digging out my phone to Google what the designer bags looked like.

Format is interesting - mostly told as a confession to a detective with some occasional flashbacks. ( )
  hmonkeyreads | Jan 25, 2024 |
Counterfeit by Kirstin Chen is a thrilling heist ride with a medium-paced plot. The story is all about how a struggling mother's life changes after she meets her college friend. Ava's life is to be pity upon, as she is desperately trying to fulfill her roles as a mother and a wife. Winnie's entry changed the course of the story. The plot gives you an insight into the world of fake designer pieces, just like currency. I am definitely going to recheck my bags and purses after reading this book. Ava's character develops throughout the story, from a pitiful life to a conman.

This is my first time reading this author. The plot has that thrill to excite you from start to finish. The climax was just out of the world. I was not expecting this from Ava. But I felt that at some places the plot was dragged unnecessarily. Overall, the book is worth a one-time read. ( )
  Sucharita1986 | Jan 22, 2024 |
3.5 stars.

Why do books without quotation marks bother me so much? I guess it feels like the people aren't having a conversation with each other or me.

Imagine after 20 years of not seeing your college roomie who you weren't even close with and who left early on in freshman year, and have had no contact with, finds you after 20 years. Ava knows it that this is strange. But things happen and Ava decides to help Winnie – bad move I know. Ava isn't a dummy by any means but she does it out of revenge and happens to be in Hong Kong and decides to “help” her. She tries to get out this scheme and tells Winnie as much, but gets deeper involved. Winnie is such a manipulator that Ava can't get out of it. The book is past and present at the same time where she is explaining to a detective how it was with Winnie.

The epilogue was a disappointment for me.

A fast paced book that I finished in two days. ( )
  sweetbabyjane58 | Dec 2, 2023 |
Full review to come.
  bookforthought | Nov 7, 2023 |
Winnie and Eva were briefly roommates at Stanford but hadn’t been in touch for 20 years. Eva, an unhappy corporate lawyer married to a surgeon is raising Henry a wailing toddler. Life is unfulfilled. Enter Winnie her Chinese roommate who reads her unhappiness and easily recruits her into the buying of authentic LV and other name handbags and the returning fakes to the stores and selling the real ones on eBay. Lots of drama, soul searching and trips to China. They are both ladies who are cool in fraught situation. Fun to listen too. ( )
  bblum | Oct 30, 2023 |
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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 facade, 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....Peering behind the curtain of the upscale designer storefronts and the Chinese factories where luxury goods are produced, Kirstin Chen interrogates the myth of the model minority through two unforgettable women determined to demand more from life."--

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