Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Book Review: Trust No One by Paul Cleave

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Atria Books, via netgalley, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

n the exciting new 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.

Trust No One cover


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?


Alzheimer's is as scary as any psychological thriller can be. We have all been touched by a friend or family member with the disease, so the premise automatically produces an unease in the reader. As a reader, we always ask ourselves if the characters our favorite authors write remain in their minds, and rattle around. This novel takes that idea, adds in Alzheimer's and creates a psychological thriller that will have you turning pages over and over long into the night. It is an interesting look into the the mind ans it descends into the lost world of Alzheimer's, a scary trip indeed. And well worth the read!

About the Author:

Paul Cleave is the author of eight award-winning, internationally bestselling crime thrillers, including Joe Victim, finalist for the Edgar, Barry, and Ngaio Marsh awards, and, most recently, Five Minutes Alone. He lives in Christchurch, New Zealand. Visit his website at

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