Believe Me by J.P. Delaney
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Source: Quercus Books
About The Book
In this twisty psychological thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Before, an actress plays both sides of a murder investigation.
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?
When a character in a book or a movie says "Believe Me" start doubting of everything they say...
So be prepared for a book full of surprises and twists that will shock you, I am sure!
Claire Wright is an actor student in the US that needs money to survive at the big New York, the only problem is she doesn't have the famous Green Card, so she is not allowed to work... So when a law firm contracts her to "uncover" cheater partners, she doesn't have any doubt to accept the proposition. Of course everything will start going south when one of her "client's" wife appears dead and she is asked to help on the investigation. Then, it will start a subtile flirtation with the evocative poetry from "Les Fleurs du Mal by Baudelaire"; between Patrick Fogler and Claire Wright, they while enter to an spiral of lies, secrets and doubt...
This is one of those stories where is not important if you like the characters or not, even you will have your own concerns about Claire... But this makes the plot more interesting and suspenseful. And while the story is told in first person, there are some parts told like a theatre dialogue, weird in the beginning, but of course you get used to.
After reading "The Girl Before", the previous book from JP Delaney I couldn't wait to read the new book, and let me say it has not defrauded me, it is as addictive and original as the first one!
Do you Believe Me?
About The Author
J. P. Delaney is the pseudonym of a writer who has previously published best-selling fiction under another name.