The Verifiers by Pek, Jane
The Verifiers -- Jane Pek - Paperback
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The Verifiers -- Jane Pek - Paperback


Introducing Claudia Lin: a sharp-witted amateur sleuth for the 21st century. This debut novel follows Claudia as she verifies people's online lives, and lies, for a dating detective agency in New York City. Until a client with an unusual request goes missing. . . .

"The world of social media, big tech and internet connectivity provides fertile new ground for humans to deceive, defraud and possibly murder one another. . . . Well rendered and charming. . . . Original and intriguing." --The New York Times Book Review

Claudia is used to disregarding her fractious family's model-minority expectations: she has no interest in finding either a conventional career or a nice Chinese boy. She's also used to keeping secrets from them, such as that she prefers girls--and that she's just been stealth-recruited by Veracity, a referrals-only online-dating detective agency.

A lifelong mystery reader who wrote her senior thesis on Jane Austen, Claudia believes she's landed her ideal job. But when a client vanishes, Claudia breaks protocol to investigate--and uncovers a maelstrom of personal and corporate deceit. Part literary mystery, part family story, The Verifiers is a clever and incisive examination of how technology shapes our choices, and the nature of romantic love in the digital age.


A VINTAGE ORIGINAL.

Author: Jane Pek
Publisher: Vintage
Published: 02/22/2022
Pages: 368
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 7.80h x 5.10w x 1.10d
ISBN: 9780593313794

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 12/13/2021
Kirkus Reviews 12/15/2021
Booklist 02/01/2022 pg. 24
Shelf Awareness 02/22/2022

About the Author
JANE PEK was born and grew up in Singapore. She holds a BA from Yale University, a JD from the New York University School of Law, and an MFA in Fiction from Brooklyn College. Her short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Brooklyn Review, Witness, Conjunctions, Literary Hub, and The Best American Short Stories. She currently lives in New York, where she works as a lawyer at a global investment company.

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