Perfect Mistake : Private

  • by Kate Brian
  • Narrated by Justine Eyre
  • Series: Private
  • 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ariana Osgood has everything she's ever wanted: A place at elite Atherton-Pryce boarding school. Fabulous friends. A new crush. And most important, a new identity. Now that she's officially become Briana Leigh Covington, Ariana's troubled past is dead and buried. Or is it? When the one person who knows her secret arrives on campus, Ariana decides it's time to say good-bye to her ex-best friend---forever.
From the author of the best-selling Private novels comes a series about the dark world of wealth, secrets, and privilege.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Pure Mistake to buy this book. Ugh.

This book is interesting to begin with, then just frustrating as the weak lead character Ariana fails to emerge victorious even once over her sociopathic roommate, Kaitlyn. The author tries to make Ariana likeable and give her some moral high ground, but it doesn't work, since to get to Atherton High, she had to escape from prison (or juvie hall...that was never explained, nor a reason given for her being there in the first place), then murder someone to steal her identity, then steal a million dollars worth of stuff to send Kaitlyn away. Later in the plot, she attempts to murder another girl, but is foiled by Kaitlyn. Two hours into this book, I kept checking the time left, because I was determined to finish it, and I just couldn't stand any of the characters. But the book stopped abruptly with NONE of the plot lines resolved, and although I didn't care who died or was exposed by that time, I was at least mildly curious to learn how it all came out, but it never did. Did the publisher lose the last half of the book? This was REALLY a waste of money and time.
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- Forgettable Woman

Pure fluff with a bad ending

I wanted to listen to this just for fun. Bought it on sale. It's a bad listen. Narrator is good. Story is empty. Descriptions are so sterotypical. Characters are dumb, shallow people. It's about two girls who are both killers and are tied together by guilt and trying to start a new life at a rich prep school - sounds good, right? Not and it just ends all of the sudden - so much so I thought there was a mistake - one of the girls kills someone else and she says a tart line and the book ends. Not a good listen.
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- Diane

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-22-2009
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio