You Can Trust Me by Emma Rowley #BookReview #Orion #NetGalley #4*

You can trust me.
But can I trust you?

Olivia is the domestic goddess who has won millions of followers by sharing her picture-perfect life online. And now she’s releasing her tell-all autobiography.

For professional ghostwriter Nicky it’s the biggest job of her career. But as she delves deeper into Olivia’s life, cracks begin to appear in the glamorous façade. From the strained relationship with her handsome husband, to murky details of a tragic family death in her childhood, the truth belies Olivia’s perfect public image.

But why is Olivia so desperate to leave an old tragedy well alone? And how far will she go to keep Nicky from the truth?

A Slow Release!

A new author to me and a book with a good, solid storyline.

Olivia Hayes is an influencer; her online presence shows her perfect life, her perfect home, her perfect family and her perfect choices. Nicky Wilson is none of these things, but she is a ghostwriter and desperately wants to clinch the deal to write Olivia’s biography. But squeaky clean doesn’t sell books the same way a few skeletons in the closet will – so can Nicky find out the nitty gritty details? And more to the point, will Olivia let her?

This is just that little bit different and lulled me into a false sense of security where I was thinking it was a nice easy read. Hah! There are hidden depths to this one and it all unfolds very slowly giving the reader plenty of time to absorb it all. I was a bit puzzled when the identity of the narrator suddenly changed- began to think I’d lost it somewhere but a bit of back-tracking soon put me right. This is a well written but confusing novel, and I didn’t find it as suspenseful as it could have been. However, it’s a decent enough read and may well appeal more to other readers. I’m happy to give it 4*.

My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: psychological thriller

Author Bio

Emma Rowley is a writer, ghostwriter and editor with a background in newspaper journalism. A graduate in Classics and English at Oxford University, she trained as a journalist at City University. Emma has spent considerable time in the courts and covering major crime stories, which informed her first novel, Where The Missing Go, a 2020 Edgar nominee for The Simon & Schuster Mary Higgins Clark Award. Her second thriller, You Can Trust Me, is out now, and draws on her experiences as a celebrity ghostwriter.

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