Don’t Believe It by Charlie Donlea

Don’t Believe It
by Charlie Donlea

Donlea’s use of the documentary format helped build and maintain suspense. He tapped into the American passion for true crime to write the story and it worked well.
~Bea’s Book Nook

Charlie Donlea is definitely an author to watch out for. Five stars is not enough praise for this story.
~Sinfully Wicked Book Reviews

The author did a fantastic job of drawing me into the story and keeping me interested. The last sentence of the book left me hungry for more . . .
~Book Babble

This is a book you just need to jump into and let it take you away. This story is well written, very detailed, and much more than it originally seems. A totally entertaining story that I had a hard time putting down.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

As I started reading the first few pages of the book, I wanted to crawl under the covers and hide. The author grips readers with vivid details of Julian’s last moments on this earth. . . Its one of the best thrillers I’ve read . . .
~Texas Book-aholic

An engrossing read.
~Books Direct

Don’t Believe It is a story that I won’t forget in a hurry, it was totally absorbing and compelling.

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 . . . I really enjoyed it.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Don’t Believe It caught my attention from page one, and the pace and tension both pick up as you go.
~The Book’s the Thing

The twists and turns made me feel like I was riding a roller-coaster and he threw in enough red herrings that any fisherman would have been proud.
~MJB Reviewers


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

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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1 thought on “Don’t Believe It by Charlie Donlea

  1. I cannot wait to read this!! I love Charlie Donlea’s other books, so I know this one will be amazing! I’m super excited for its release date. Yay! Thank you! 🙂

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