Believe Me Review

Title: Believe Me
Author: JP Delaney
Series: Not Applicable
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Publication Date: 26 July 2018
Source: Jonathan Ball Publishers
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 400
Rating: 5 Stars
Reading Timeline: 13 October 2018 - 15 October 2018

Goodreads Synopsis:

A struggling actor, a Brit in America without a green card, Claire needs work and money to survive. Then she gets both. But nothing like she expected. 

Claire agrees to become a decoy for a firm of divorce lawyers. Hired to entrap straying husbands, she must catch them on tape with their seductive propositions. 

The rules? Never hit on the mark directly. Make it clear you’re available, but he has to proposition you, not the other way around. The firm is after evidence, not coercion. The innocent have nothing to hide.

Then the game changes.

When the wife of one of Claire’s targets is violently murdered, the cops are sure the husband is to blame. Desperate to catch him before he kills again, they enlist Claire to lure him into a confession.
Claire can do this. She’s brilliant at assuming a voice and an identity. For a woman who’s mastered the art of manipulation, how difficult could it be to tempt a killer into a trap?

But who is the decoy . . . and who is the prey?

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

This is one of the books I am the most excited for. When I read the synopsis back when I requested it, I knew that it would be a good read but I guess I am jumping ahead of myself, I need to read the book first.

Thank you so much to Jonathan Ball Publishers for providing me with a copy of this book. Just a small disclaimer for those reading this review. I have received this book for free. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own.

Writing Thoughts:

The writing was brilliant. It just pulls the reader in, from the text looking like a script and description and pace that just enamours you. The writing is perfect. I love how the script writing made the book fast-paced and left you wanting more. I also enjoyed how what was being said convinces you of the realisticness of the book.

Plot Thoughts:

This plot was amazing. It was like nothing I have read before. It made me second guess the characters and myself. I judged the characters on their insanity. I was pulled into this serial killer case as much as the characters were. I was fully convinced of one side of the story that I got lost into it. I was blown away by this book because it made me question who was acting and who wasn't. This plot was incredible.

Character Thoughts:

Claire is the perfect actress who just seems to get all of this praise but she just never seems to get a big break. She plays her role so perfectly and as a reader, you just get lost in her. She was by far one of the most believable characters out there.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, this has got to be one of the best thrillers I have ever read. This was a book on a completely different level and I just got lost in it. The writing was amazing, it helped to convince you and made you just sit down and read because it "won't take too long" to read another page or two. The plot was unpredictable but also predictable enough to keep the reader guessing. The characters sold the story for me. Thank you so much to Jonathan Ball Publishers for this amazing reading experience.

Yours in Reading,



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