Pretending to be Erica

By: Michelle Painchaud
Location: FIC PAI
Genre: Feamle POV, Mystery Young adult

We Were Liars meets Heist Society in a riveting debut!

“Dear God, forgive me for my sins. I'm pretending to be a girl who went missing thirteen years ago. A girl who's rich.
A girl who's dead.”

Seventeen-year-old Violet’s entire life has revolved around one thing: becoming Erica Silverman, an heiress kidnapped at age five and never seen again.

Violet’s father, the best con man in Las Vegas, has a plan, chilling in its very specific precision. Violet shares a blood type with Erica; soon, thanks to surgery and blackmail, she has the same face, body, and DNA. She knows every detail of the Silvermans’ lives, as well as the PTSD she will have to fake around them. And then, when the time is right, she “reappears”—Erica Silverman, brought home by some kind of miracle.

But she is also Violet, and she has a job: Stay long enough to steal the Silverman Painting, an Old Master legendary in the Vegas crime world. Walking a razor’s edge, calculating every decision, not sure sometimes who she is or what she is doing it for, Violet is an unforgettable heroine, and Pretending to be Ericais a killer debut.
"This is a brilliant book. This is what literature should be. Here we have an author who knows how to tell a story, write characters that not only give you a gut punch of feeling, but openly, deeply breathe feeling themselves. I loved this book." Erin from


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