eBook, 368 pages

English language

Published Dec. 3, 2022 by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.


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3 stars (3 reviews)

Introducing a sharp-witted heroine for the 21st century: a new amateur sleuth exploring the landscape—both physical and virtual—of New York in a debut novel about love, technology, and murder.

Claudia Lin 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 goes missing, 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.

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3 stars

This is probably a great book for people who know the mystery genre well and will get all the references. I am not good at understanding the social interactions in this book, but that is less the author's fault and more likely because I'm autistic, lol. But the characters and their choices didn't make any sense to me. It did successfully make me super paranoid about my online presence, and I sincerely appreciate that. That IS scary.

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  • American literature