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Book Review | Feint of Art by Hailey Lind

Date Published | January 3, 2006

Book Club Date | September 2021

Goodreads Rating | 1

Overall | When you advertise that this is a heist book then I’m expecting a creatively clever con artist with some special skills but instead what I got was a bumbling ditz who kept bragging about what a masterpiece artist she was at age 15 and then proceeds to make one too dumb to live mistake after another, like she was in a class B horror movie. The best part was when the men in her life totally ditched her multiple times and then at the end she bought a plane ticket to go see him because she’d decided he was the love of her life. Like, we should all let men step all over us and then chase them (after they leave us) because we haven’t hit low enough yet. 

Pros | Can’t think of any.

Cons | If I could award the most anti-feminist book I’ve read this year, this would be it. The way she lets the men treat her and then goes chasing after them was pitiful. 

Warnings | None

POV | First Person POV Past Tense

Will I Be Continuing With The Series | No

Description | At ten, painting a perfect Mona Lisa made Annie Kincaid a prodigy.  A similar copy at seventeen made her a crook.  Lesson learned: genuine art is priceless, and forgery gets you arrested.  Now Annie puts her artistic talents to honest use as a faux finisher in San Francisco. But her past may not be painted over as well as she thought…

Annie’s got bad news for her ex-boyfriend, curator Ernst Pettigrew: the snooty Brock Museum’s new fifteen-million-dollar Caravaggio painting is as fake as a three-dollar bill.  And the same night Annie makes her shattering appraisal, the janitor on duty is killed—and Ernst disappears. To top it all off, a well-known art dealer has absconded with multiple Old Master drawings, leaving yet more forgeries in their places. Finding the originals—and pocketing the reward money—will get Annie’s new landlord off her back. But it could also draw her into the underworld of fakes and forgers she swore she’d left behind, starting with a close encounter with a changeable but charming art thief…

 

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