Paul Katz
August 08, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Grift

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Debra Ginsberg
publisher
Shaye Areheart
genre
Fiction, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B

In The Grift, charlatan psychic Marina Marks relocates to an elite Southern California beach town, where she plans to fleece the local glitterati. But after accurately predicting a murder, Marina realizes her power of second sight is real — and she tries to hunt down the killer.

Movie Pitch
USA’s Psych + The Gift + The Notebook.

Last Word
Debra Ginsberg smoothly sketches captivatingly flawed characters, but the whodunit tends to take a backseat to who’s-dating-who. B

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