A review by amanda_reads13
Counterfeit by Kirstin Chen

adventurous funny mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


This story follows Ava and her college roommate Winnie as they create a counterfeit luxury handbag business. 

This book is split into two parts. The first half sees Ava being interviewed by the police as to her involvement in the business. We see a bored and bitter housewife who gets manipulated by an old friend. She comes off as the innocent party who was completely taken advantage of.

Then we get to the second part which is from Winnie's POV and the entire story shifts. I liked the shift in the story. The second part was much more interesting than the first. 

I really liked that this story focused on a strong female friendship and the drive of these women. Winnie and Ava are both extremely hardworking and  driven women who will do whatever it takes to achieve their goals. 

I really enjoyed the audio version. 

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