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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway for Don't Believe It by Charlie Donlea

Don't Believe It  

by Charlie Donlea

About the Book

Kensington (May 29, 2018)  
Hardcover: 304 pages  
ISBN-13: 978-1496713803  
Digital ASIN: B075CBLSDX  
From acclaimed author Charlie Donlea comes a twisting, impossible-to-put-down novel of suspense in which a filmmaker helps clear a woman convicted of murder—only to find she may be a puppet in a sinister game.
The Girl of Sugar Beach is the most watched documentary in television history—a riveting, true-life mystery that unfolds over twelve weeks and centers on a fascinating question: Did Grace Sebold murder her boyfriend, Julian, while on a Spring Break vacation, or is she a victim of circumstance and poor police work? Grace has spent the last ten years in a St. Lucian prison, and reaches out to filmmaker Sidney Ryan in a last, desperate attempt to prove her innocence.
As Sidney begins researching, she uncovers startling evidence, additional suspects, and timeline issues that were all overlooked during the original investigation. Before the series even finishes filming, public outcry leads officials to reopen the case. But as the show surges towards its final episodes, Sidney receives a letter saying that she got it badly, terribly wrong.
Sidney has just convinced the world that Grace is innocent. Now she wonders if she has helped to free a ruthless killer. Delving into Grace’s past, she peels away layer after layer of deception. But as Sidney edges closer to the real heart of the story, she must decide if finding the truth is worth risking her newfound fame, her career . . . even her life.

About the Author

 Credit - Carrianne Photography

USA Today bestselling author Charlie Donlea was born and raised in Chicago. He now lives in the suburbs with his wife and two young children. Readers can find him online at  

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*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

I can honestly say that this is a new method of solving a murder for me which is amazing after the number of murder mysteries I have read in my life by this point. Grace has been found guilty of murdering her boyfriend at an exotic local. After a decade of incarceration she reaches out to Sidney who is a well known maker of documentaries that have cleared others that have been wrongly convicted. This leads to an interesting method of investigation as filming and more is worked in to keep the bosses happy. The story does drum up attention just nor necessarily they kind they wanted. All of this leads to a surprising conclusion that I didn't really see coming. Overall this is a well written mystery/crime/suspense novel that keeps the story moving as it brings all of the parts together. I really enjoyed it so I give it 4/5 stars.

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  1. Thank you for your review on "Don't Believe It" by Charlie Donlea and for being part of the book tour.

    I have this book on my TBR list and can't wait for the opportunity to read it.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. New author to me. Sounds like a real page-turner. Looking forward to reading.