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A friendship to die for. A Ripley story for the Instagram age set in contemporary New York: a world at once sophisticated and sordid, irresistible and irresponsible, unforgettable yet unattainable.

Louise is struggling to survive in New York; juggling a series of poorly paid jobs, renting a shabby flat, being catcalled by her creepy neighbour, she dreams of being a writer. And then one day she meets Lavinia. Lavinia who has everything - looks, money, clothes, friends, an amazing apartment...

Lavinia invites Louise into her charmed circle, takes her to the best parties, bars, the opera, shares her clothes, her coke, her Uber account. Louise knows that this can’t last forever, but just how far is she prepared to go to have this life? Or, rather, to have Lavinia’s life?

©2018 Tara Isabella Burton (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Slickly dark and deliciously disturbing

Can't wait to read the author's next book! This is a jet black, tightly plotted social satire that's so wrong it's wonderfully right. Not sure why it's flown so far under the radar but I can only assume it's because the story has been told several times before and the allusions to Donna Tartt and Bret Easton Ellis possibly make it seem a little passé (and pointless) in the MeToo era. It's a genuinely good read however so do give it a whirl, darling (as Lavinia would say).

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gripping story line

loved this - dark parody on social media and not too fabricated while using cliches

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Dark and mesmerising

A story for the modern day. Really enjoyed the web and the characters- and it gets darker and delighted with the ending...

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Darling I loved it

Yes it was brilliant and thoroughly fun to read but the ending was soooo disappointing. Looking forward to reading more books from this author!