This true story follows the meteoric rise and scandalous fall of Anna Delvey, a young woman who claimed to be heir to a German fortune but was actually living off stolen funds. When Rachel DeLoache Williams became her friend, she had no idea that she would be drawn into Anna’s lies and schemes. With sharp insights and gut-wrenching detail, DeLoache Williams reveals how easy it is to be duped by those we trust the most.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who wants to learn more about how easy it can be to fall victim to someone else’s lies, especially if they are exceptionally charming. It also provides an inside look at the high-society world of New York City and what happens when someone living on the fringe of that society gets too close to the center.
- Provides an inside look into the world of high-class con artists
- Written by a woman who was taken in by Anna Delvey and provides her own perspective
- Engaging, page-turning read
- The book is poorly written.
- The story is not interesting.
- The author does not provide enough detail about the events described in the book.
Learn more about the author
Rachel DeLoache Williams is a journalist and socialite who has written for the New York Observer, the Huffington Post, Vanity Fair online, and Town & Country. She was born in London and raised in Manhattan.
“I couldn’t put it down!”
“An absolutely incredible story – couldn’t put it down.”
“Rachel DeLoache Williams has written the definitive account of Anna Delvey—the captivating, enigmatic woman at the center of one of the most sensational fraud cases in recent memory. With novelistic detail and chilling precision, DeLoache Williams takes us inside Anna’s manipulative world, where appearances mattered more than anything and befriending a New York City It girl was next to impossible not to be drawn into her sphere. A must-read for anyone who wants to understand how easy it is to be taken in by a master manipulator.”
“If you’re looking for a blockbuster scandal read, look no further. This story of devious Anna Delvey is full of lies, betrayal and financial ruin – the perfect beach read!”