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Publisher's Summary

"Social Creature is a wicked original with echoes of the greats (Patricia Highsmith, Gillian Flynn)." (Janet Maslin, The New York Times)
For listeners of Gillian Flynn and Donna Tartt, a dark, propulsive and addictive debut thriller, splashed with all the glitz and glitter of New York City.
They go through both bottles of champagne right there on the High Line, with nothing but the stars over them.... They drink, and Lavinia tells Louise about all the places they will go together when they finish their stories, when they are both great writers - to Paris and to Rome and to Trieste....
Lavinia will never go. She is going to die soon.
Louise has nothing. Lavinia has everything. After a chance encounter, the two spiral into an intimate, intense, and possibly toxic friendship. A Talented Mr. Ripley for the digital age, this seductive story takes a classic tale of obsession and makes it irresistibly new.
©2018 Tara Isabella Burton (P)2018 Random House Audio
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Critic Reviews

"Dark, stylish...Burton's exceptional character work further elevates the tale; every individual is both victim and villain, imbuing their interactions with oceans of emotional subtext and creating conflict that propels the book toward its shocking yet inevitale conclusion...At once a thrilling and provocative crime novel, a devastating exploration of female insecurity, and a scathing indictment of society's obsession with social media." (Kirkus)
"Fans of the cult classic Poison Ivy will appreciate the mousy girl-wild girl dynamic on display in Burton's fiendishly clever debut...An ingenious dark thriller in the Patricia Highsmith Tom Ripley mode...This devious, satisfying novel perfectly captures a very narrow slice of the Manhattan demimonde." (Publishers Weekly)
"This fast-paced, stylish, dialogue- and character-driven debut...will definitely ensnare readers. Diabolically playing on what we think we know about others and what we reveal about ourselves in the social-media age, it will give readers the creeps, too." (Booklist)
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1 out of 5 stars
By Peg Schoenfelder on 07-08-18

Self-Indulgent Sociopaths without a real plot

Don't bother wasting your time on this book. The unlikeable characters are only bested by the nonexistent plot.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Dain Quentin Gore on 06-15-18

Something Rotten in the Selfie Set

A fantastic drama about postmodern excess inside a dark and cynical world of privilege. I loved the staccato style of dialogue. ❤💯⚠💀👀👍😎😋🍑🍆

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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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