Book Review: Fake

FAKE | Erica Katz
02.22.22 | Harper
Rating: 4/5 stars


Emma Caan is a fake. She’s a forger, an artist who specializes in nineteenth-century paintings. But she isn’t a criminal; her copies are commissioned by museums and ultra-wealthy collectors protecting their investments. When art collector, Leonard Sobetsky, unexpectedly appears with an invitation, Emma sees a way to a brighter future – a new job, a new path for herself, and access to the kind of money she needs to support her unstable and recently widowed mother. But every invitation incurs an obligation…and Emma isn’t prepared for what’s to come. 

When I first heard the premise for FAKE I was immediately intrigued by the setting. I’ve not had the opportunity to read many thrillers set in the art world and I’m a sucker for taking a peek into the lifestyles of the uber-rich. Katz does a fantastic job of keeping a mix between fun and serious moments within FAKE. The reader gets the chance to connect with Emma and understand her motivations and what drives her. This book has glitz, glam, and plenty of mystery to go around. I recommend FAKE for anyone looking for a popcorn thriller to binge read!

🎧: I loved the audio for this! The narrator brought not only Emma, but the entire story to life!

This book is available to buy from: Amazon | Book Depository

A huge thank you to Harper for my gifted copy!

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