#BookReview – Believe Me by J P Delaney @QuercusBooks @Hannah_Robbo

Believe Me has a beginning that pulls you straight into the world of Claire.  A world where you need to have confidence to get by, and luckily for Claire, she is a pretty damn good actress.  She has the ability to become anyone she wants… but is she cunning enough to get herself out of an incredibly sticky situation?

41GCiWhAS5L._AC_US218_‘Claire Wright likes to play other people.

A British drama student, in New York without a green card, Claire takes the only job she can get: working for a firm of divorce lawyers, posing as an easy pick-up in hotel bars to entrap straying husbands.

When one of her targets becomes the subject of a murder investigation, the police ask Claire to use her acting skills to help lure their suspect into a confession. But right from the start, she has doubts about the part she’s being asked to play. Is Patrick Fogler really a killer… Or the only decent husband she’s ever met? And is there more to this set-up than she’s being told?

And that’s when Claire realises she’s playing the deadliest role of her life…’

Delaney writes with mesmerising force and captures tense moments perfectly that leave you lapping up each page vigorously.  This is a book that you will pick up and not want to put back down.  Believe Me has a storyline you will not forget.

Claire has been dealt some bad cards in life which made her all the more likeable to me. She perseveres, she works hard and she just needs that break for it all to be worthwhile.  I was rooting for her, but as Delaney does best, there are twists and turns galore that lead you on a chase of survival of the fittest.

I loved the short chapters, they really grab you and if I hadn’t had things to do, then I could quite have easily finished it in one sitting.  Believe Me is a seductive read that has compassion for issues surrounding mental health.  It is well plotted, gripping and definitely a great addition to any bookshelf.

Thank you to Hannah at Quercus for my copy in return for an honest review.  As always, I truly appreciate it!

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