Cover Story by Susan Rigetti
A 4⭐️ Review
Cover Story by Susan Rigetti is described as a “Netflix’s ‘Inventing Anna’ and Hulu’s ‘The Dropout’ meets Catch Me If You Can,” and I think that comparison was spot-on for me. I listened to this book and definitely enjoyed it. The characters are well-crafted, the story is interesting, and the format is unique. It’s a story about a con-artist Cat Wolff and naïve college student Lora Ricci, and I was fully engaged in the fast-paced story as I learned about Cat’s antics and Lora’s desperate desire to be part of the New York City literature and fashion magazine scene.
This is an epistolary novel, composed with emails, texts, and diary entries. I haven’t read many novels like this, and it was a refreshing format to listen to on audiobook. Particularly, I think that the epistolary format added to the story, and it wasn’t a trope that an author would use to make a book stand out.
Do you consider yourself people-savvy, even if they’re lying? I’m admittedly not. I think people are inherently good and have been duped because of it a few times.
P.S. If you haven’t watched Inventing Anna, you definitely should! Now The Dropout is on my want-to-watch list.