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!
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!