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Wow! This book was amazing. I never saw the twist coming! I stayed up late reading it and had no regrets in the morning. This was my first book by this author and now I'm on the hunt for more.
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Jillian is an author and she writes thrillers about serial killers. She has high hopes of becoming a Best Seller author. She has people who encourages this dream. Her stories are becoming known for the wrong reasons. Crimes are being committed and her stories seems to be a play by play of these crimes. Now she is a suspect to these crimes. A thrilling story and plot. There’s twists and turns to keep the reader engrossed in the story. 

Disclaimer: Thank you NetGalley and Joffe Books for this review copy and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
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Thankyou to Netgalley, the publisher and McGarvey Black for allowing me to read this ARC.
This book is very gripping, I couldn't put it down and I found myself on the edge of my seat while reading. 
I found it to unpredictable and has twists and turns that you don't see coming. 
I like the story line and the plot twist. 
I would 100% recommend this book to others. 
Will read more from this author in the future. 
Thankyou 4/5 stars.
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Fast paced and absolutely gripping, I couldn't put it down and it had me on the edge of seat. Twisty and unpredictable, I was kept guessing and I definitely didn't see the ending coming. I loved it
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Thank you so much to the publishers and Netgalley for my early read of Trust Only Me in exchange for my honest review. 

A young struggling writer begins to see her novel's events become a reality in Trust Only Me. With her next novel in the works, Jillian recounts what led to what could have been the destruction of her career? A twisted game of cat and mouse ending in murder, mysterious notes from the killer? Who can she truly trust? Who is the copy- cat that keeps playing out scenes from her novels? Told directly from Jillian's perspective, the story continuously unfolds with lots of twists and turns. 

I raced through this one as I had to know who was behind all of the copy-cat events. Let me tell you I was very shocked. This was an easy 5 stars for me!!! Will definitely be reading more from this author.
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This month flew by! It might have been the fact that my nose was stuck in a book the entire month or the realistic fact that this month only has 28 days, but who's counting? 

Trust Only Me 

I am no stranger to McGarvey Black, having read The First Husband, A Familiar Stranger and Without Her Consent and loved all three books, I knew that I just had to get my hands on Trust Only Me. 

These Netgalley requests are like playing the lottery and every time you are approved you feel as though you are the richest person in the world. 

Now, when you get approved and the book ends up being fantastic, its an even bigger win. 

Well, I hit the jackpot. 

Trust Only Me had me riddled with anxiety. My heart was pounding, every twist that was revealed had me gasping for air. Every time I thought the final twist had revealed itself, another one was sneaking right up on me. 

This book needs to be on everyone's list! 

Teaser : 

rom her home office in rural Connecticut, self-published thriller author Jillian Samuels dreams of writing a bestseller.

Her tall, dark and handsome chef husband Teddy, and her BFF, Natalie, a glamorous PR executive, always in six-inch heels, are Jillian’s biggest fans. They’re as happy as she is when her new book, The Soul Collector, is accepted by a New York agent.

By night, she writes about serial killers. But then her stories begin to come true.

Not long afterwards, crimes from her old thrillers start to really happen — two bodies are found covered in silver paint — one unconscious, the other dead. Some people on Twitter notice the eerie similarities to Jillian’s previous books.

Jillian’s book sales are rising — but the police are asking questions . . .
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𝗗𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸❟ 𝗜 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲𝗱 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗷𝗼𝗯𝘀。 𝗕𝘂𝘁 𝗼𝗻 𝗻𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀❟ 𝗜 𝘄𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗲 𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗸 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗽𝘀𝘆𝗰𝗵𝗼𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗸𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗿𝘀。。。𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗻𝘂𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘂𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗺𝘆 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗱𝗲𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝗺𝘆 𝗺𝗼𝗼𝗱。 𝗜 𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝘀𝗹𝗮𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝗻 𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗿𝗲 𝗳𝗶𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝘁𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗮𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗜 𝗴𝗼𝘁 𝗮 𝗹𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗜𝗥𝗦 𝘀𝗮𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗜 𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗮𝘅𝗲𝘀。

Jillian Samuels is a headhunter in her day job, but she longs to become a respected author. Her self-published books haven't gone anywhere and were mostly read by friends and family. Her husband Teddy is a rising star in the food world as a renowned chef, and her best friend Natalie is a dynamic, glamorous public relations specialist. While she watches everyone else's star soar, Jillian feels stuck.

Things are looking up for Jillian when her newest book, 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑺𝒐𝒖𝒍 𝑪𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒐𝒓, is accepted by a New York agent, who is quick to tell her that she needs to make a splash on social media. Before she has a chance to formulate a plan, someone does it for her...crimes from her first few books start happening in real life. The Twitter community picks up on the similarities, and suddenly, Jillian's book sales are rising. Does she have an obsessed fan? 

My rating changed several times over the course of the book, mainly because I hated how insecure Jillian was and how the people in her life treated her as an afterthought. However, once I saw what Jillian was made of, my opinion of her drastically changed. This was a tense, well-paced thriller with a most satisfying ending. Thank you to NetGalley and Joffe Books for the early read. TRUST ONLY ME is available now.
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This is a fast paced psychological thriller set in Connecticut and NYC. The main protagonist is Jillian, a self- published crime author who has landed an agent. Jillian’s husband is Buddy, an up and coming culinary star in NYC. 
Fiction becomes fact as Jillian’s crime stories are played out in real life. Suspense builds as law enforcement can’t figure out if these are copycats of her fictional crime stories – or is this a publicity stunt? 
The suspense ramps up and the book ends with with an unexpected, satisfying ending. The author had me guessing until the end. 
Highly recommended! I can’t wait to read McGarvey Black’s other books. 
Thank you to NetGalley and Joffee Books for this ARC on exchange for an honest review.
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An author's little-read previous novels are coming to horrific life with someone using them as deadly inspiration.  While scary, this is also beneficial as it is drumming up interest in the author and she has a new book coming out that is primed for more promotion and widespread notice.  The police question her because it all seems a little coincidental.  The book starts slowly but then took off and I was on the edge of my seat trying to figure out who was responsible.
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This is one twisty, creepy thriller! I liked the premise and am glad I got the chance to read Trust Only Me!
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The concept was creative, but I really struggled to connect to the story.  I felt that there was a lot of unnecessary build up with the constant interludes of foreshadowing at the end of each chapter.  I’m not sure if it’s because it was an arc, but I felt that the writing was a tad jumpy and disjointed.  The big plot twist at the end was great if not a bit predictable. I really wanted to like this more, and I look forward to reading more from this author, but I don’t think this one was for me.
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Blurring the lines between reality and fiction - did Jillian’s writing cause the crimes or was it mere coincidence?
Fast paced with several twists and turns I couldn’t put this down - well worth a read!
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Thank you Netgalley for the chance to read this book in advance for an honest review. It has some twist I didn't see coming but it was a slow starter for me. about a 1.4 of the way through is when I started to get into it. You will be on the edge of your seat I promise!
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This book was absolutely thrilling and Scandalous! The start was a bit slow until I realized it was a diary type book which in my opinion is the best type of method especially when it's a thriller. throughout the book I was glued to its pages I had so many questions and clues, but never did I guess the true outcome. The ending was the greatest mind blowing I've ever experienced.
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I enjoyed the story as a whole. I wasn't expecting jillian to be behind some of the events that happened to help sell her own books.the only thing that bothered me was the fact sometimes a sentence would start then the end would be further down the page. Amazing plot on the whole.
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Thank you to Netgalley and Joffe Books for this book.
The one complaint I have for this book is the fact that when we go back and forth between the past and present you have no idea until you started reading, I mean i get the backstory for the books for foreshadowing but you have no idea how long the events of the book take place. The main character is pretty much a unreliable narrator since she ends up being the killer. She sets things up in order to get more traction for her thrillers and in doing so gets more attention and ends up making her husband and best friend try to kill her for the money she will make once her book is released. I was really surprised by the main character actually being the killer and concocting the entire thing. Her husband and best friend trying to kill her while she was taking a bath ended up being the icing on the cake since her husband made them get security cameras and ended up getting filmed trying to kill her. It honestly goes to show the lengths some people will go in order to become famous even comment murder.
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Original, Immersive..
Novelist Jillian Samuels has a dream - writing that one bestseller. When her new book gets accepted by a New York agent is that dream about to be realised? Things are about to get very sinister indeed - the murder scenarios in her books appear to be being replicated and people have noticed. Not least, the police. Sales may well be on the rise but at what cost? A well executed, original premise and deftly drawn credible characters populate an immersive and dramatic plot laced with dark humour. Will keep the reader guessing until the very end.
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It is a thriller that probably will have you gripped and wanting to read what’s happening next, but I have to say it is very slow. It drags so much and there’s so many of the same scenes (the police coming to her door, her husband getting in late and exhausted, her best friend Natalie coming for a girl’s night) that sometimes I felt like I made a mistake and was reading the same page again.

Jillian, the main character seems so naive it hurts, her husband seems like a not very supportive man after money and the relationship with her bff very one sided. It is pretty clear from the beginning what the chute will be. 

I am sorry but that wasn’t a masterpiece for me, I would say 2.5 stars.

Thank you NetGalley, the publisher and the author for letting me read an advanced review for an honest review.
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Starts off a bit slow but does it ever pick up and has a bang to it!! Fast paced thriller at it's best. 
Couldn't put this down. 
New author to me will be definitely checking out more.

Thanks to the author  ,the publisher and NetGalley for an early release of this book.
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Fast paced thriller that I couldn't put down.

I loved how this book was told in past tense with the main character telling her story after it happened. Her end of chapter one liners about what she "should've known then" had me staying up late for just one more chapter. Which turned into many more and a very late night. I was shocked by the ending more than once. Great read, I loved it! 

Thanks to NetGalley, McGarvey Black, and Joffe Books for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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