CAREY DARLINGShe was the privileged wild child of the New York art scene, and my idol.FAKEI was a no-name painter from the Florida backwater, clawing my way into their world.LIKEWhen she died, she left a space that couldn't be filled. Except, maybe, byMEShe was a no-name painter from the Florida backwaters who clawed her way into art school on nothing but talent. They were the enfants terribles of New York, rocking the art scene with daring work and dangerous stunts. And Carey Darling - the blonde waif with her dark, deathly sculpture - was her idol. When Carey dies, she loses her lodestar in an unforgiving world. Now - with a major exhibition and world fame in her grasp, she wins a place at the exclusive retreat in upstate New York where her remaining heroes hide away. She's dreamt of the outrageous revelries, the glamorous artists, the entrance to a forbidden land of privilege. What she finds is a ghost of its former self.No-one speaks of Carey. No-one shares their work. No parties light up the deck. And the black lake where Carey drowned gleams between them all. As she obsessively paints in Carey's studio, uncovers strange secrets and starts to fall - hard and fast - for Carey's mysterious boyfriend, it's as if she's taking her place. But one thought shadows her every move - what really happened to Carey Darling?A darkly satirical and sassy thriller about obsession and identity, Fake Like Me is a modern retelling of Rebecca, the original psychological thriller. With a flair for sensational detail and acidic wit, Barbara Bourland delivers a twist so sharp it cuts.