Recommended by bookseller Eleanor Franzen:
"Louise is twenty-nine and living in New York, barely keeping her head above water—and her time is running out. Between barista shifts and SAT tutoring hours, she can live, but she has no time to write, or think, or do anything other than survive. All that changes when she meets Lavinia: golden, fabulously wealthy, deeply romantic, alarmingly charismatic. So when Lavinia dies—not a spoiler; we know it almost from the beginning—what’s Louise going to do? Can she…perhaps…keep fooling everyone? This has been compared to Tartt and Highsmith: Burton is at the same level of play when it comes to characterisation, and, at bottom, this is a book about money, and about the awful things that people do when they’re afraid of life without it. This is 2018's summer thriller for the thinking reader."