Tuesdays Book Thoughts–Believe Me by J.P. Delaney

Hello all! First blog post! Today is Tuesdays and Tuesdays will be the day for psychological thrillers, which is actually my favorite type of Genre!!! So on Tuesdays, I will be doing a book review on a psychological thriller book I have read and I will also share some of the psychological thriller books I want to read and get my hands on!

So let’s get to my first book thought–Believe Me by J.P. Delaney!

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Claire Wright is desperate. A British drama student in New York without a green card, she takes the only job she can get: working for a firm of divorce lawyers, posing as an easy pickup in hotel bars to entrap straying husbands. But then the game changes. 
When one of her targets becomes the suspect in a murder investigation, the police ask Claire to use her acting chops to lure him into a confession. From the start, she questions the part she’s being asked to play: Is Patrick Fogler a killer? Or is there more to this setup than she’s being told?
Claire will soon realize she is playing the deadliest role of her life. 

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books (July 24, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Psychological Thriller

JP Delaney is a pseudonym for a British writer of psychological suspense who has previously written best-selling fiction under other names. THE GIRL BEFORE was an instant New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller and was published in over 40 countries. The follow-up, BELIEVE ME, was also an international bestseller. THE PERFECT WIFE will be published summer 2019. For more information, go to http://www.jpdelaney.co.uk or follow @jpdelaneywriter on Facebook.

In a nutshell, the story is about a British drama student named Claire Wright, who is without a green card and is working for a law firm, acting as an undercover to investigate the straying husbands. However when one of those customers become a prime suspect in a murder investigation, Claire is hired by the police to act as an undercover to lure the suspect into confession.

As usual, let’s start with the ones I like about the book.

  • I really enjoyed reading the book–it was actually a good psychological thriller
  • The chapters were short, making it easy to read and the book was quiet fast paced.
  • The situation about the students (international students) in the U.S. is actually realistic–I mean I was also an international student back in the U.S. long time ago so what Claire is going through, I can actually understand.
  • There were unexpected twists in most of the end of the chapter and also the ending of the book was unexpected.
  • The writing was good and was easy to read.
  • I like the author’s style of writing as well–some of the dialogues are written like in a script format just to show how the protagonist is comparing the situation like in the movie.
  • I also like Claire’s collaborations with the police as well.

Now about the ones I didn’t like in the book.

  • Some chapters were a bit confusing.
  • Ending was also a bit confusing and it took my sometime to get the ending!

Overall, it was a good psychological thriller book–it was good, fast paced and I simply couldn’t put the book down! Five stars!

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