Pretty things / Janelle Brown.
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|Greenbush Public Library||BOOK-ON-CD BRO (Text)||35500006342347||New||Checked out||10/15/2020|
- ISBN: 9780593209998
- ISBN: 0593209990
- Physical Description: 13 audio discs (16 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: New York, New York : Random House Audio, an imprint of the Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group 
- Copyright: ℗2020
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|Participant or Performer Note:||
Read by Julia Whelan and Lauren Fortgang ; with Hillary Huber.
"Nina once bought into the idea that her fancy liberal arts degree would lead to a fulfilling career. When that dream crashed, she turned to stealing from rich kids in L.A. alongside her wily Irish boyfriend, Lachlan. Nina learned from the best: Her mother was the original con artist, hustling to give her daughter a decent childhood despite their wayward life. But when her mom gets sick, Nina puts everything on the line to help her, even if it means running her most audacious, dangerous scam yet. Vanessa is a privileged young heiress who wanted to make her mark in the world. Instead she becomes an Instagram influencer--traveling the globe, receiving free clothes and products, and posing for pictures in exotic locales. But behind the covetable fa©ʹade is a life marked by tragedy. After a broken engagement, Vanessa retreats to her family's sprawling mountain estate, Stonehaven: A mansion of dark secrets not just from Vanessa's past, but from that of a lost and troubled girl named Nina. Nina, Vanessa, and Lachlan's paths collide here, on the cold shores of Lake Tahoe, where their intertwined lives give way to a winter of aspiration and desire, duplicity and revenge. This dazzling, twisty, mesmerizing novel showcases acclaimed author Janelle Brown at her best, as two brilliant, damaged women try to survive the greatest game of deceit and destruction they will ever play"-- Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 August #1
*Starred Review* A dark prologue read atmospherically by Hillary Huber describing the dead floating beneath the surface of Lake Tahoe sets the tone for this story of deceit and revenge. Nina has almost convinced herself that playing up to the moneyed in L.A. and stealing their riches and antiques is justified. After all, they have plenty of money and lots of disdain for the poor, and her mother, Lily, needs expensive cancer treatments. With the cops on her tail, she and her partner, Lachlan, plot a final super-heist in Tahoe, one that is guaranteed to bring enough money for Lily's experimental drugs and, at the same time, even some childhood slights. Julia Whelan as Nina comes off as bright and driven. The narrator does an admirable job switching between Nina's clear tones, Lachlan's thick Irish accent, and Lily's wispier voice. Enter Lauren Fortgang as Vanessa, a rich, self-absorbed internet star, the older sister of Nina's lost high school sweetheart, and the object of Nina's new sting. Fortgang offers intriguing layers of Vanessa's twisted personality as the plot flashes back and forth in time. The fun here is seeing events from the two perspectives and watching as each character plots her course. Fans of unreliable narrators, grifters, social media, and clever plot twists (and there are plenty here) will love this. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
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