The Perfect Fraud by Ellen LaCorte

A thriller with a cover AND spine that is stunning? Let’s dive right in!

Thank you Harper Books for gifting me a copy in exchange for my honest review.

Synopsis: Motherhood is tough. But then, so is daughter-hood. When we first meet Claire, she’s living in Sedona, Arizona with her boyfriend Cal and ducking calls from her mother. Her mom is a world class psychic on the East Coast and Claire doesn’t want her to discover the truth. Claire works in the family business and calls herself a psychic, but she doesn’t really have “the gift” and hasn’t for a long time. She’s a fraud.Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, Rena, a young mother, has family issues of her own. She’s divorced and her four-year-old daughter, Stephanie, suffers from mysterious, seemingly incurable stomach problems. No matter how many specialists Rena drags her to, no matter how many mommy-blog posts she makes about her child’s health issues, trying to get help and support from her online community, Stephanie only gets sicker.When Claire and Rena meet by chance on an airplane, their carefully constructed lives begin to explode. Can these two women help each other and can they help Stephanie before it’s too late?

I think it’s starting to happen you guys…I’m starting to not like books written in different viewpoints all over again and I’m starting to predict the twists in thrillers. This one wasn’t much of an exception. This has a really cool premise, but one that I predicted the ending in right away. I am also not really a fan of Jodi Picoult (I know, can you believe it?) and I felt like this read much like one of her books. Don’t get me wrong, this wasn’t a BAD thriller! It was a fun, easy read, especially a nice beach read for the summer. For someone who doesn’t read thrillers often and for someone who enjoys Jodi Picoult’s style of writing, you’re going to love it!

3/5 Stars

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