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Don't Believe It

Mass Market Paperback  

By Charlie Donlea  

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A top thriller for Summer 2019. 

Book Giveaway Contest 

(1 of 3) Signed Mass Market Paperback
Dates: Mar 11-25, 2019 


Official Rules: Open to US residents only. By submitting your entry to this contest you give Judith D Collins permission to add your name, email address, and mailing address to her mailing lists. The contest will take place from Mar. 11-25, 2019.  Three (3) winners will be chosen at random from all valid entries. Any entries received after that are invalid. This prize has no cash value and no cash will be exchanged. No purchase necessary to enter. All entry forms must be complete to be valid. Void where prohibited. 


Winners will be announced by email and April Newsletter.  Allow up to 6 weeks for delivery. 

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Praise For
Believe It 


"[Y]ou can’t blame Charlie Donlea if the ending of his novel makes your jaw drop. The title alone — DON’T BELIEVE IT  — is fair warning that his characters are no more to be trusted than are our initial impressions of them."

The New York Times Book Review 



"Fast-paced, gripping and addictive, this one will feed your true crime obsession and then some." 
—POPSUGAR Book Club: 5 of May's Best New Reads 



"[A] timely thriller that builds into a shocking conclusion. Don’t Believe It is sure to appeal to fans of true crime docu-dramas, along with readers of Mary Kubica or Shari Lapena.”
—Library Journal 



"Donlea’s framing of the story as documentary research proves an effective device, and his work reads like the best nonfiction: clear, crisp, and fast-moving.”



"This novel is a page-turner, and that accolade carries to the very last page and the very last line of the story.”
—New York Journal of Books



"[N]ew York producer Sidney Ryan, the heroine of this riveting…novel from Donlea, is producing a documentary TV series. Donlea splices Sidney’s investigation with excerpted scenes from the documentary and jury room, creating a fast-paced narration. A risky late plot twist will frustrate some readers while thrilling others."
—Publishers Weekly




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.

"A perfectly executed and entirely satisfying read, Don’t Believe It is a gripping thriller that will blow readers away, from the first page right up to the very last words. Charlie Donlea’s best book yet!”
—Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl and Every Last Lie


"[I]mmediately compelling. Don't Believe It isn't your average police or detective procedural. [I]t focuses on the creation of a true crime documentary series...a lot of the appeal is of the verisimilitude that Donlea manages to pull off."
—RT Book Reviews

Coming March 26, 2019

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Publisher:  Pinnacle   (Mass Paperback) 

Pub Date:  March 26, 2019   Pages: 304 

Publisher:  Kensington  

Formats:    Hardcover, Paperback, e-book, audiobook, Trade Paperback 

Tags: #Thriller #Suspense #Mystery #Psychological #SaintLucia #Crime  #Caribbean #Kensington 


@CharlieDonlea  #Pitons #Documentary #islands #SugarBeach 

#PoliceProcedural  #Fiction #summerreads #Literature #crimethriller #beachreads 

#copprocedural  #DontBelieveIt #charliedonleabooks #murder 

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From the author of the bestselling The Girl Who Was Taken comes another novel of suspense chocked full of breathtaking twists, and a haunting, surprise ending Donlea’s novels are known to deliver…



The Girl of Sugar Beach is about to become the most watched documentary in television history. The ten-part true-crime serial centers on the burning question: Did Grace Sebold murder her boyfriend while on Spring Break vacation, or is she the victim of a shocking miscarriage of justice? Grace has spent the last ten years in a St. Lucian prison, and now she’s reaching out to filmmaker Sidney Ryan in a final, desperate attempt to prove her innocence.



As Sidney begins researching the story, she is shocked by what she finds. And when the first episodes go to air, exposing startling new evidence and additional suspects, the series quickly becomes a ratings juggernaut — and makes Sidney a celebrity in her own right —as millions tune in each week to find out what new clues have been discovered about the mysterious woman at the center of a grisly crime. As Sidney rushes to stay one episode ahead of her television show’s weekly airings, jetting from network meetings in New York to the scene of the murder at a luxurious resort on the island of St. Lucia, to the prison where Grace Sebold waits for exoneration, a troubling picture of the truth unfolds.



With each new episode, public outcry grows louder for officials to reopen the case. But as the show surges towards its final episodes, and Sidney dives deeper into Grace’s past, she uncovers layer after layer of deception that makes her wonder if she’s helping an innocent woman or actually working to free a ruthless killer.  And as she edges closer to the real heart of the story, Sidney must decide if finding the truth is worth risking her newfound fame, her career . . . even her life.

About the Author


Charlie Donlea is the USA Today and International bestselling author of Summit Lake, The Girl Who Was Taken and Don't Believe It.  His fourth novel, Some Choose Darkness to be released May 28, 2019. He resides in Chicago with his wife and two young children.


He spends a part of each year fishing with his father in the far reaches of Canada, where the roads end and lakes are accessible only by floatplane.  These majestic trips to “God’s Country” inspired the setting for Summit Lake.  



With so many choices of entertainment and countless other books to choose from, he thanks you for spending your time and treasure on his creation.



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Even When It's Right In Front of Us. 

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Coming April 2, 2019 (AU)  

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