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The Face Thief

A Novel

By Eli Gottlieb

The Face Thief
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  • Published in USA  Jan 2012,
    256 pages.

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  • Portia A. (Mount Laurel, NJ)


    Fascinating character study
    This psychological thriller had me from the very beginning. The story of the beautiful woman who manipulates and uses men and the consequence of her actions was almost painful to read. I felt that the author really knows how to write. It isn't a "fun" book, but I'm glad I read it.
  • Barbara K. (Brooklyn, NY)


    The Face Thief by Eli Gottlieb
    The Face Thief is a compelling, beautifully written, heartbreaking tale of high level, sophisticated deceit where the author keeps us guessing, until the very end, about how three complex characters resolve their problems. It brings into question whether we are all face thieves.

    I recommend this book to anyone interested in exploring the inner working of the mind and the resultant behavior that follows.
  • David M. (Glendale, CA)


    Great premise…but the storyline never got momentum
    The notion of Bernie Madoff as a femme fatale was interesting; however, the plot never moved much off the ground. The book focuses on Margot, a beautiful swindler who uses her sexual allure and ability to “read faces” as a way to cheat her male victims out of their investments. However, the story and the characters became increasingly bland as the book moved to a mild ending.
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