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Reviewed by Maria Victoria Beltran for Readers' Favorite
Catfishing Caitlyn is a riveting literary novel by Omar Imady. Caitlyn is an intelligent woman who just finished her Ph.D. in Middle Eastern history at Yale University. She has a voracious appetite for knowledge, women, and challenges. Not particularly looking for a job, she prefers to do post-doctoral studies, which the university rejects. Then she receives an invitation that lures her into joining a game where she has to answer questions and riddles and get paid only if she comes up with the correct answer. One wrong answer, and she’s out. Intrigued, Caitlyn searches for the answers and journeys from Jerusalem, Tibet, and the Middle East as she follows the clues found in historical archives. Together with a friend, she also travels to London and Turkey. Caitlyn soon faces her traumatic past, and the game suddenly becomes a quest to know who is behind the intriguing game and why.
Omar Imady’s Catfishing Caitlyn is a thought-provoking story that takes readers to exotic locations worldwide. Reading it is like going on an exciting journey with Caitlyn. Unexpectedly forced to face the ghosts of her past, the game turns into a compelling journey of personal discovery. As such, it also explores the themes of identity and a search for the meaning of life. Imady’s literary style is vivid and highly engaging. Well-researched with relatable characters, the narrative is also informative. I find the plot’s numerous twists and turns well-crafted and thrilling. Ultimately, Catfishing Caitlyn is a fascinating journey through Middle Eastern history and personal discovery, and it’s a compelling and engaging read.