The Law of Similars (2000)


The princess is fake. The murders are real.

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Flight Attendant and The Lioness, a Princess Diana impersonator and her estranged sister find themselves drawn into a dangerous game of money and murder in this twisting tale of organized crime, cryptocurrency, and family secrets on the Las Vegas strip.


“Bohjalian seems to have hit his literary stride with Leland Fowler, whose voice is intimate, credible, and sure in illuminating the shadows of his soul…. Once opened, The Law of Similars is a hard book to put down.”

The Boston Globe

“The Law of Similars is a fast, fascinating read … a book that grows upon reflection, moving from a simple story of alternative medicine to a thought-provoking tale of life, choices, and personal growth.”

The Denver Post

“Bohjalian provides convincing portraits of humane, reasonable people undergoing enormous stress…He never underestimates the emotional costs that his characters have to pay for their actions.”

San Francisco Chronicle

“Gripping, heartbreaking, utterly real.”


“[A] warm yet uncloying evocation of a deeply rooted Yankee community torn between old virtues and New Age remedies.”


“The evocation of domestic routines and the quality of small-town life ring true in beautifully captured details.”

Publishers Weekly

“Bohjalian can and does create unforgettable scenes and minor characters in a few deft strokes …[He] is scrupulously fair to all his characters, and he researches his complex subjects well.”

The New York Times Book Review