I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Trust No One by Paul Cleave
Published by Atria Books on August 4, 2015
Pages: 352 pages
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In this exciting psychological thriller by the Edgar-nominated author of Joe Victim, a famous crime writer struggles to differentiate between his own reality and the frightening plot lines he’s created for the page.
Jerry Grey is known to most of the world by his crime writing pseudonym, Henry Cutter—a name that has been keeping readers at the edge of their seats for more than a decade. Recently diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s at the age of forty-nine, Jerry’s crime writing days are coming to an end. His twelve books tell stories of brutal murders committed by bad men, of a world out of balance, of victims finding the darkest forms of justice. As his dementia begins to break down the wall between his life and the lives of the characters he has created, Jerry confesses his worst secret: The stories are real. He knows this because he committed the crimes. Those close to him, including the nurses at the care home where he now lives, insist that it is all in his head, that his memory is being toyed with and manipulated by his unfortunate disease. But if that were true, then why are so many bad things happening? Why are people dying?
This book was a page turner for me. Jerry Grey is a well-respected crime writing author who was recently diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s at the age of forty-nine. Here is the thing. He is having problems, so we are led to believe, with what is real and what he has written. The book opens with Jerry Grey also knows as Henry Cutter his crime writing pseudonym, giving his confession about the crime he has committed. But has he?
Paul Cleave has woven a tale that takes you on a riveting look the havoc dementia/Alzheimer’s has on a person, particularly one who writes fiction for a living and tries to determine what is real and what isn’t.
I enjoyed the story, and couldn’t wait to see how it played out as I read. This is a book for those who love a good whodunit or one who has a loved one who has this disease because they will be able to relate to the memory loss and disorientation the character in the book sufferers from.
I will read other works by this author because one of the things I love about reading a good book is looking for another by the same author and I know in this case, I will not be disappointed.
I recommend this book.
Reviewed by: Linda