Review: Believe Me by J.P. Delaney #jpdelaney @randomhouse


Well, I don’t know about you, but my heart nearly burst out of my chest on this one! Holy smokes, the twists and the turns and the turns and more twists. I’m spinning!

Such a unique structure, I love how this one was set up – scenes structured as a script as it is playing out in the protagonist’s mind. As a former acting student of a studio in New York City, this one was super relatable. I loved hearing all about the acting exercises and techniques that I once studied.

And may I please point you to my friend Mackenzie’s review for her personal take as a psychologist who once studied Beauledaire. Her background casts a unique perspective on how the author has taken these topics and melded them into a fresh, fast paced psychological thriller.

This was a Traveling Sisters group read, and we were a slightly split group on this one. Always enjoy reading the perspectives from my fellow reviewers.

Thank you to Random House and JP Delaney for my advance copy. This book is available today!


One out-of-work British actress pays the rent on her New York City apartment the only way she can: as a decoy for a firm of divorce lawyers, hired to entrap straying husbands. When the cops begin investigating one of her targets for murdering his wife–and potentially others–they ask her to lure the suspect into a confession.

But with the actress pretending to be someone she isn’t, differentiating the decoy from the prey becomes impossible–and deadly.


  1. J e w e l s · July 24

    fab review and I will check out McKenzie’s too! I really like this book

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Abby · July 24

    Great review! I loved this book too. It was SO GOOD and a real standout in the sea of thrillers. I think it’s going to do really well!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Mackenzie · July 24

    Wonderful review, Melisa, and I appreciate the shoutout! This was such a fun book to read together 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Krystin Rachel · July 26

    Sound ah-meezing! 🤩

    Liked by 1 person

  5. It’s a goodie!


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