Believe Me: A Novel
Authors: Delaney, JP
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Synopsis: In this twisty psychological thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Before, an actress plays both sides of a murder investigation.
“[A] rich, nuanced, highly literary take on the Gone Girl theme.”—Booklist (starred review)
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.
Praise for Believe Me
“For readers who enjoyed the paranoia factor in A. J. Finn’s The Woman in the Window or the unreliable narrator of Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train.”—Library Journal
“Produces a bobsled run’s worth of twists.” —Publishers Weekly
“An intense, stylish psychological thriller.”—Good Housekeeping
“A dark and haunting thriller . . . A superb evocation of conflicted emotions, this never lets you guess what’s coming next.”—Daily Mail
“I so enjoyed it—what a twisty, exciting read.”—Sabine Durrant, author of Lie With Me
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