Social Creature

Social Creature

For readers of Gillian Flynn and Donna Tartt, a dark, propulsive and addictive debut thriller, splashed with all the glitz and glitter of New York City.

They go through both bottles of champagne right there on the High Line, with nothing but the stars over them... They drink and Lavinia tells Louise about all the places they will go together, when they finish their stories, when they are both great writers-to Paris and to Rome and to Trieste...

Lavinia will never go. She is going to die soon.


Louise has nothing. Lavinia has everything. After a chance encounter, the two spiral into an intimate, intense, and possibly toxic friendship. A Talented Mr. Ripley for the digital age, this seductive story takes a classic tale of obsession and makes it irresistibly new.

Title:Social Creature
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780385543521
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About Tara Isabella Burton

Tara Isabella Burton has followed a female hermit into the remote Caucasus, gotten love amulets from Turkish Islamic shamans, and held signs with the street preachers of Las Vegas.


    Social Creature Reviews

  • Emily May

    This is the second book I've read in the last couple of years that should just be called "The Talented Mr. Rip-Off". Genuine Fraud was the other one. The moment you tell us that a book is like The Tal...

  • Melisa

    What in the everloving world did I just read and I mean this in the best possible way. Holy smokes, man, that was a firecracker of a book. This is like nothing I’ve ever, ever read before, but I’m...

  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister

    Well…now that was about as different as it gets! Bizarre, shocking, dark, and did I mention bizarre?! If your interest is piqued, then this is a must for your summer reading. Lavinia has it all. She...

  • Liz

    Louise is poor. Lavinia is not. Lavinia takes Louise under her wing. Lavinia is young, lacking in common sense, with a very aggrandized sense of herself. Louise sees an opportunity and takes it. How m...

  • Julie

    Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton is a 2018 Doubleday publication. Unorthodox – but very effective!Louise Wilson is one birthday away from thirty, working three jobs to stay afloat, living a d...

  • Diane S ?

    Remember the party girls, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Ritchie? Their nightly exploits posted everywhere. The beginning of the book reminded me of them, Lavinia, extroverted, larger than life, heavy d...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    4 enthralling trainwreck stars to Social Creature! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Social Creature is a total trainwreck of a read, and I mean this in the best possible way. Yes, it is absolutely addictive, and becau...

  • Susanne Strong

    5 Stars.WOAH! What in HECK did I just read? Addictive, crazy and all out weird. “Social Creature” is one of the strangest, most convoluted books I’ve ever read. Characters without a heart or sou...

  • Tammy

    Although I haven’t read enough of the upcoming summer books to be sure, this may well be the beach read of the season. The plot is one that we all know well: young, socialite takes poor small-town g...

  • Tucker

    Filled with all the glitz and glamour of New York City, “Social Creature” follows wealthy party girl Lavinia Williams and her newest bestie Louise Wilson, an aspiring writer living on the margins....