Acting is a Skill | Believe Me | A Review

Since finishing my English Language and Literature degree in 2015, I flitted between books and genres. I couldn’t quite find a genre that I would always pick up and pretty much always enjoy.

So I picked up various genres, and somehow, crime fiction is where I return…

It’s something about solving a mystery and figuring it out before the end…


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 . . .

Netgalley Review

This book had me hooked from the very first page. The twist was so surprising and I didn’t expect it, like watching a play play out, knowing that the character you’ve been reading is sucked into her own little world. Great read!

Star Rating4 Stars

As mentioned in my Netgalley review, this book had me pretty much hooked from the first page. We’re introduced to Claire, sat in a bar, trying to pick a guy up. (Spoiler alert!) Turns out she’s a pretty good actress and this is what she does to earn some money on the side. Interesting right?

She then gets brought into an elaborate scheme to try and help catch a killer for the police – but the thing that caught me out is you don’t know where her acting end and the truth begins.

It’s a fast-paced novel, filled with lots of twists and turns, you won’t want to put this book down! Highly recommend to crime readers who love twists in their crime fiction.

As always, let me know in the comments below if you’ve read the book and what you thought of it. And if you haven’t, will you be adding it to your TBR pile?

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