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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Review of Believe Me by JP Delaney

I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

In this twisty psychological thriller from the New York Timesbestselling 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?

My Review:
4 Stars

Claire is a struggling actress. Knowing that she has to either find a job or head back home she tries her hardest to land a gig that will keep her in the country. So when a law firm offers her a job she takes it without hesitation. 

Claire's targets are men who cheat anyways. All she has to do is prove that they have the intention to cheat and she's done. Easy peasy right? She couldn't have been more wrong. 

When the wife of one of Claire's marks is violently murdered her job changes. Instead she now has to head into the thick of the investigation. Seeking evidence for the police and tucking her feelings aside. 

A twisting and turning read that will leaving you doubting who you can trust. 

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