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Believe Me

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I finished the book. It definitely wasn't my favorite by this author and at times I felt like I was reading out of sheer obligation. Parts of it surprised me though
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Believe Me was on my list because I really really enjoyed The Girl Before. This was different though. I wasn’t sure who I liked. I wasn’t sure who was lying. I liked his first better!!
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Clare Wright is a desperate woman, a British citizen in the US without a green card, she takes the only job she can find, at a law firm playing a role to trap cheating husbands.  Little does she know that this role could cost her life!  A fun and exciting read!
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I received an ARC to read and review.  JP Delaney  never disappoints. I couldn't put this one down. 
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Didn't finish this one.  A thriller that was getting good reviews but wasn't for me. Give it a try if you're interested.
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3.5 that I'm rounding up to 4 for this one.

A struggling actress makes money working for a divorce attorney & winds up at the center of a murder investigation. I like the idea of this a lot, but it took a while to get there in the beginning. There was a lot of acting stuff thrown in there that was weird & wasn't really my taste, but when the story actually started, I ended up liking this.

If you're someone who wants to try to figure things out, I don't think this is a book you will like. It will feel very unbelievable. I, for one, like the journey & rarely try to figure out the endings of books, so this was a fun ride for me. Things kept changing & I wanted to know where it would go next. Though this is not supernatural or anything close to it, I think you actually do have to suspend reality a bit for to read this because of being constantly unsure what is true and what is not. 

Thank you to NetGalley, Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine, and JP Delaney for a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
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I do not understand why this book is still listed for me I send my feedback three years ago. Sending this to remove,
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I am not leaving a review due to the fact that this book did not interest me enough to finish the story.
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I love anything by J P Delaney.  It has been a while since I read this book but I really enjoyed reading about Claire and the men she had to gan their trust.  I will continue to read ANYTHING by this author!
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Wow! So many twists and turns, I almost felt like I needed to write down notes to keep everything straight. 

Kept me guessing till the end.
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Claire is struggling to become an actress.  She is British and living in New York City without a green card.  She takes a job with a divorce lawyer using her acting skills to trap cheating husbands.  This novel takes a lot of twists and turns.  Some of these are slightly hard to believe.  If you're aren't too harsh with these slight exaggerations, it's an enjoyable read.  It has a unique storyline and I would recommend it to other readers.
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Woah.  I think Believe Me takes the cake for a cast of non reliable characters!  I alternated between the audio and the book, and the audio had a whole new level to the book.  It had background noises and you could tell the parts where the scene was really getting set.  The ending felt a little rushed to me, but it really was a great ride throughout.
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Wow! Believe Me kept me guessing throughout the entire novel. Is Claire, the actress, innocent? Mentally unstable? In love with a serial killer? This book was impossible to put down, and I thoroughly enjoyed each twist.
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JP Delaney is very talented. After being delightfully surprised by The Girl Before, I will read anything she writes. That said, this wasn't my favorite of her books. I think I may have a bit of unreliable narrator fatigue. Also, Believe Me requires an absolute suspension of disbelief to enjoy the twists and reveals. I was confused a few times by the slightly convoluted plot. There was still a fair bit to enjoy, though. Claire is an interesting character, and Delaney has a real knack for keeping her readers on uneven footing. When you're in the proper mood, that can be an entertainment in itself.
3 stars

I received a review copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
Thank you to Ballantine Books and Netgalley.
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I just love JP Delaney! She sucks you right in from the beginning with this one.
You like the main character, at first.
Then, things shift.
Then, they shift back.
The other characters are well-drawn, not just caricatures. They seem like real people.
She also paints a very accurate picture of life in New York.
I love the title too!
Believe Me. When I read it now, I hear it in a begging voice. At the same time, I hear it in a super-confident woman's voice.
As with her other books, the author grabs you and then drags you along to the rattling conclusion.
Very believable.
Yes, I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to friends.
I would give it 4-1/2 stars if I could.
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A taut and twisty thriller. With a classic unreliable narrator, you're tossed and turned every way as you figure out what's going on.... a great read!
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A good psychological thriller staring Claire as an actress trying to make it in the business.  She takes jobs on the side as a decoy or plant for undercover detectives to mostly find cheating husbands.  During one job, the wife of the cheating husband is murdered right after Claire saw her.  Now, they want to recruite her to catch the husband or see if he will confess to her.  Or is it the other way around?  Is the husband playing Claire to get her to confess to the murder.  A cat and mouse chase between the two and you can't figure out until the end if one is guilty and if one is playing the role of a plant.
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I thought I would love this book since it was J P Delaney and I wasn't disappointed. From the very first few pages I was sucked in and then I became confused, BUT the confusion made me want to read more and more.

The main character Claire is a struggling British actress who lives in NY (my hometown) and is illegal (no green card). She is a resourceful woman and actress and finds a way to work for a divorce lawyer as a decoy and all is going well until one of the wives she works for ends up dead. Some of the writing is so far fetched that you just need to go with the flow and make believe those things can happen. Totally recommend this book.

Thank you to Net Galley for allowing me to review
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One of JP Delaney's best!  Claire is a struggling actor who gets the part of a lifetime when she is hired by a law firm to become a decoy in a divorce case, attempting to entrap husbands cheating on wives.  When the wife of one of the husbands turned up dead, Claire becomes entangled in the story and their lives.  Is the husband to blame?  Is Claire?  Twisty to the core, I loved the fast pace of this book!  It kept me hooked until the very end and I wanted more.  This author delivers on suspense, intrigue and unique plot twists.  Can't wait to read more from this author!
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Drama student Claire Wright finds herself working for a divorce lawyer, entrapping cheating husbands in hotel bars. It pays the bills and she's good at the job, seeing her interactions as a script in her own mind. The whole thing is an easy performance, until she finds herself tangled up in a murder investigation and working with the police in an even more dangerous role. 

One of the things I like most about JP Delaney is that the books are all so wildly different. This one plunges you into the world of Baudelaire's poetry. The plot gets weird, then it gets weirder, and eventually one of the twists near the end completely lost me...but it was an entertaining read.
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