Sunday, May 27, 2018

Don't Believe It by Charlie Donlea

Don't Believe It
by Charlie Donlea

About the Book

Don't Believe ItMystery/Crime/Suspense
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

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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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Interview with Charlie Donlea:
Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?
I never feel like I have the reigns of the story! Only during the final edit do I feel like I have some control. But that comes after the characters have surprised me with their discoveries and shocked me by their actions. And I need those unexpected occurrences to get me out of the problems I create when I try to steer the story in a direction it’s not supposed to go. Often times, the characters know something I don’t, and that’s a good thing.
Convince us why you feel your book is a must read.
It’s Serial meets Making a Murderer with more suspense and a haunting ending that will have you flipping back through the pages to see how you missed it coming.

Have you written any other books that are not published?
Yes. Before my first novel was published in 2016, I wrote three full-length manuscripts that were rejected by more than one hundred agents and publishers.

Pen or type writer or computer?
Pen for outlining and jotting random notes in my “ideas” folder. Compute for actual writing. What’s a typewriter?

Anything you would like to say to your readers and fans?
Thank you for buying and reading my books, and for giving me the opportunity to do something as wild as write stories for a living!

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for being part of the book tour for "Don't Believe It" by Charlie Donlea. Enjoyed reading the interview with the author. He convinced me and this book is on my TBR list when he talked about why he felt folks should read his book. Sounds like a great read!
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