Seriously. Paul Cleave's "Trust No One" is a genius plot. A best selling crime writer who gets Alzheimer's and then confesses that the murders he wrote about are actually real. This book combines a psychological thriller, murder mystery, mental sickness and even humor then gift wraps it in a big red bow for the reader.
The book is told from first person point of view and flip flops between present-day Alzheimer's patient Jerry and past (via journal entries) clear headed Jerry . Because he can't be sure that what he remembers is true memories or if it is his fiction writing that is causing memories of murder, the reader gets little bits and pieces via journal entries here and there. Little nuggets of info that leave you trusting absolutely no one, including Jerry himself.
The reader goes through all the feelings Jerry does. Disbelief and sadness of being diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Shock and horror associated with the "memories" of the brutal murders. Confused and helpless as he realizes he isn't sure what is fact or fiction. Complete frustration when no one around him believes a word he says. Such a clever author Paul Cleave is.
This was my first Paul Cleave novel but this will definitely not be my last. I look forward to reading more books by him. 5 stars for Trust No One!
Thank you to Netgalley and Atria Books for allowing me the egalley to read and review.