Thursday, June 9, 2022

Counterfeit by Kirstin Chen


Is it real or a fake?

With Winnie you couldn't tell, but beware it IS a fake.

Winnie and Ava had met in college and hadn't seen each other for twenty years.  Why did Winnie contact Ava after all of these years?

Ava found out what Winnie wanted, and she couldn't resist.  She could use this extra money to help her son with his delayed speech and tantrums.

What Winnie reconnected with Ava for was to help her run a high-end purse scam. 

We meet Ava as she is telling the story to a detective since they were caught. Well...Ava was caught...Winnie took off.

COUNTERFEIT made me a bit nervous, and I felt nervous for Ava since she was a lawyer.

If you are in the mood for something different and also in the mood for a book that will make you wonder if the purse you have is real or fake, you will enjoy this book.

The ending has a big surprise, but it was just an ok read for me. 3/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review.


  1. Will you be giving this book a try?

    Thanks for stopping.

  2. I am a purse collector, so this one sounds fascinating.

    1. It was interesting, but just not for me.

      Enjoy if you read it, Laurel.