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After a heist she planned lands two men she loves in prison, a woman flees Paris and assumes a new identity, furtively checking news from her hometown as her web of deception unravels.
Topical Term: Female offenders
Impostors and imposture
Suspense fiction
Psychological fiction
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, 2015
ISBN: 9780525427506
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 308 pages ; 24 cm


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Jan 30, 2019

Interesting story, easy read but wasn't a character I loved. Mostly, the girl had a troubling character.

Aug 14, 2018

Really intriguing novel. The central character, Grace, is a troubled soul whose story catches up with her current situation as the novel unfolds. She is not a sympathetic character, but she's a very interesting and believable one. Reflections on belonging, on guilt, on desire, on truth.... I'll remember this author.

Jul 07, 2016

im not sure how to rate this. this was wonderfully written, almost exhausting descriptions. so accurate, to be terrifying. I couldn't put it down once I started. I enjoyed how to story was revealed, thru flashbacks. but the reality of these characters lives and choices is so depressing. I had a hard time finding who to root for. a harsh world this young woman (author) depicts. harsh and ugly, but not unrealistic

Apr 01, 2016

Was slow to get into but once it got going i really enjoyed.

Mar 15, 2016

This was SO good. SO good. At the beginning of the novel we meet Grace, who has run away to Paris and changed her identity because she's connected to an art theft in her home town of Garland, Tennessee. Two of the men who have been arrested for this theft are her boyfriend and his best friend, who she also happens to be in love with. As she counts down the days to their release from prison, we are swept up into Grace's story and her journey that led her to Paris. Suspenseful and character driven, you won't really know what's going to happen until the very end.

Jan 04, 2016

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ChristchurchLib Mar 08, 2015

"Working as an antiques and jewellery restorer in Paris, 23-year-old Grace from Tennessee is hiding from her past with a new identify as Julie from California. She's also keeping an eye on the news from her hometown, where her husband and his best friend are incarcerated for art theft. Told in flashbacks that fill the novel with double-crosses, this leisurely paced tale combines both character study and suspense -- and plenty of details from the art and antiques world. If you enjoyed Bradford Morrow's The Forgers for those reasons, give Unbecoming a try." Thrillers and Suspense March 2015 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/9a883106-07d9-497e-858e-7cf0ffcd82ad?postId=721faf5e-19fe-4cbe-b049-41cb11d34001


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