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Trust No One

In the exciting new psychological thriller by the Edgar-nominated author of Joe Victim, a famous crime writer struggles to differentiate between his own reality and the frightening plot lines he’s created for the page.

Jerry Grey is known to most of the world by his crime writing pseudonym, Henry Cutter; a pseduonym that has been keeping readers on the edge of their seats for over a decade. Recently diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s at the age of forty-nine, Jerry’s crime wrting days are coming to an end. His twelve books tell stories of brutal murders committed by bad men, of a world out of balance, of victims finding the darkest forms of justice. As the Alzheimer’s begins eroding the wall between his life and the lives of the characters he has created, it isn’t long until Jerry confesses his darkest secret – the stories from the pages are stories from his life. He is the bad man from those books. Those close to him, including the nurses at the care home where he now lives, insist that it is all in his head, that he’s only confessing to the crimes in his books, that his memory is being toyed with and manipulated by his unfortunate disease. But if that were true, then why are people around him still dying?

Hailed by critics as a “masterful” (Publishers Weekly) writer who consistently offers “ferocious storytelling that makes you think and feel” (The Listener) and whose fiction evokes “Breaking Bad reworked by the Coen Brothers” (Kirkus Reviews), Paul Cleave takes us down a cleverly twisted path to determine the fine line between an author and his characters, between fact and fiction.