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Fake | Stephanie Wood
Women the world over are brought up to hope, even expect, to find the man of their dreams and live happily ever after. When Stephanie Wood meets a former architect turned farmer she embarks on an exhilarating romance with him. He seems compassionate, loving, truthful. They talk about the future. She falls in love. She also becomes increasingly beset by anxiety at his frequent cancellations, no-shows and bizarre excuses. She starts to wonder, who is this man? When she ends the relationship Stephanie reboots her journalism skills and embarks on a romantic investigation. She discovers a story of mind-boggling duplicity and manipulation. She learns that the man she thought she was in love with doesn't exist. She also finds she is not alone; that the world is full of smart people who have suffered at the hands of liars, cheats, narcissists, fantasists and phonies, people enormously skilled in the art of deception. In this brilliantly acute and broad-ranging book, Wood, an award-winning writer and journalist, has written a riveting, important account of contemporary love, and the resilience of those who have witnessed its darkest sides.
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Jeg
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Large bits of this I loved and was totally blown away by how people can deceive and how elaborate the deceptions are. However got a bit bogged down in parts and almost gave up. She goes into so much and why perhaps some of us get drawn in and others aren‘t.One big thing that spoke to me was my childhood and how it was the unconditional love of my dad that saved me. My mum had her own demons. She mentions Trump!!! Scary. @MrsMalaprop

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Joanne1
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The true story of one woman‘s experience with a lying, manipulative narcissist of a boyfriend. Stephanie Wood is an intelligent, well-respected journalist, not someone who ever expected to be prey for a con man yet that‘s exactly what happened. When she realised she use her journalistic talent to explain what really happened and why. I found the style a little clunky at first but then utterly compelling. This is fascinating and insightful reading.

JennyM I‘m so curious about this one #stacked 👍 2mo
LeeRHarry One of my book group members read this one and said it was interesting, it made for great discussion. 2mo
Rissreads This does sound interesting! 22h
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Abailliekaras
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Our interview with Stephanie Wood is up now on the podcast! 🤩 We loved this book and could not put it down. Riveting, brave and honest. Take a listen! 🎧 #booksonthego

Joanne1 Just finished and loved it too! And just subscribed to your podcast. Looking forward to listening on my daily commute. 2mo
Abailliekaras @joanne1 thank you so much! ☺️ I‘m glad you enjoyed it . 2mo
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Abailliekaras
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Exceptional. The story of Woods‘ relationship with a man who turned out to be a fraud. The story is fascinating & the writing brilliant: pacy, funny & intelligent. It‘s a brave, honest book. So compelling because we wonder how could she (a smart journalist) fall for it? Woods is alive to this & investigates w the help of psychologists & scientists why con artists lie & why we believe them. Will chime with anyone who‘s trusted someone who lied.

BarbaraBB Stacked! 5mo
Abailliekaras @BarbaraBB it‘s so good! 5mo
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