Believe Me – J.P. Delaney

So I spent my Saturday reading this book, and I just couldn’t stop!

Thanks to Random House and Ballantine Books for the free copy in exchange for my honest review.

BELIEVE ME – J.P. Delaney (Releasing July 24th, 2018)

Make sure to check back for the #allthebookreviews thoughts on this one 🙂

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My Thoughts: 5/5 stars!

Last year I read Delaney’s debut novel, THE GIRL BEFORE, and I loved it. It definitely helped rekindle my love for psychological thrillers, so when I saw there was a follow up novel coming, I couldn’t wait. BELIEVE ME is another twisty psychological thriller that will keep you guessing and turning the pages.

This one is incredibly hard to talk about without giving anything away. I think that the synopsis is the most information I can give away about the plot:

One out-of-work British actress pays the rent on her New York City apartment the only way she can: as a decoy for a firm of divorce lawyers, hired to entrap straying husbands. When the cops begin investigating one of her targets for murdering his wife–and potentially others–they ask her to lure the suspect into a confession.

But with the actress pretending to be someone she isn’t, differentiating the decoy from the prey becomes impossible–and deadly.”

Needless to say, we had one hell of a ride with this one. An unreliable narrator, plenty of twists, short chapters, and so many questions will keep you flipping the pages. I definitely had a couple moments where I had to stop and reread the last sentences of a chapter because I couldn’t believe it. Delaney does a great job weaving the story and intertwining the characters. Claire is so fascinating and you never really know what to believe as the story continues. If you’re looking for a great thriller this summer, then this needs to be on your list. Now to anxiously wait for Delaney’s next release!

 

What are your thoughts on THE GIRL BEFORE?

–Jess

 

 

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