Book Review Of “Believe Me” By JP Delaney @penguinrandom #Ballantine
In this twisty psychological thriller from the New York Timesbestselling author of The Girl Before, an actress plays both sides of a murder investigation.
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 (Goodreads)
Thank you to Penguin Random House Ballantine Books #Prhpartner for sending me a free copy of this book, in exchange of an honest review.
I rate this book a 3 out of 5 Stars.
So, this book , what an insane, mind f#$k of a book. I felt like this book was literally everywhere, the story and the plot twists were so back and forth I couldn’t see straight. It was a very interesting concept, and writing style. It almost read like a movie script. Which makes sense, and makes for a very fast read too. I couldn’t tell which character I thought was more unreliable, was it one? Was it both? Wash she so mentally ill that she imagined everything? I wasn’t sure about anything, until the very end when my questions were answered. That final plot twist was my favorite, and one that I didn’t see coming. I really appreciated the character development. I do appreciate an untrustworthy narrator. And this narrator was all over the place, I couldn’t help but feel conflicted about their mental state. I still wasn’t sure as the book came to an end. But that ending, really was great!
I haven’t read The Girl Before, but if this book is indicative to Delaney’s writing style, than I hope to get to it soon. This was a fun read, and something fresh and different. While parts of it I found very odd, I think that’s what makes it stand out in the world of Thrillers and Suspense books. So kudos’ to the Author on that.
This book comes out on July 24th. I will include some helpful links below.