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Delusion [Reading] ➽ Delusion Author Peter Abrahams – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk A woman's world is turned upside down when new evidence frees a man she put in prison with her testimony years ago in this latest ingenious thriller from the author Publishers Weekly calls one of the A woman's world is turned upside down when new evidence frees a man she put in prison with her testimony years ago in this latest ingenious thriller from the author Publishers Weekly calls one of the best contemporary thriller writers aroundTwenty years ago Nell Jarreau witnessed the murder of her boyfriend Her testimony put a man behind bars and led her to her husband Clay the gentle detective who solved the case They've been happy ever since and have raised a daughter together but then one phone call changes everythingNew evidence has exonerated Alvin DuPree aka Pirate the man Nell helped to convict and now he's a free man Nell is consumed by feelings of guilt and for the first time in their marriage Clay is no help The case is closed for him this new turn of events a mistake nothing and Nell's attempts to talk to him about the situation are met with anger And to make matters worse the whole ordeal is beginning to wear on her relationship with her daughterNell is determined to find the answers to her uestions though Is DuPree now a much changed man really innocent Could Nell have been wrong all those years ago Does her husband or her daughter know something about the case Nell doesn't But secrets buried for twenty years tend to grow roots to burrow deep; and they are not unearthed easily Every answer produces uestions and Nell's search eventually leads her to the one person she hasn't approached the freed man himself As the pieces fall into place Nell realizes that the truth and very real danger could be much closer than she ever imagined.


10 thoughts on “Delusion

  1. Tracy Tracy says:

    I'm all for an escapist read but some standards need to be maintained I mean reallyAt one point a woman recalls having spoken to the police just after her boyfriend's murder and she reflects that she babbled about inane things and probably would've even told them she was pregnant except that she hadn't yet learned she was pregnant Mere pages later she says her boyfriend was delighted when she told him she was pregnant and he probably died stepping in front of her to protect the child Huh? She didn't find out until after he was dead but she told him before he died?Later a guy gets forced into a pick up truck at gun point Later when he's told to get out it's a police cruiser instead Funniest part is at the end the author thanks his editor For what I wonder?


  2. Maggie the Muskoka Library Mouse Maggie the Muskoka Library Mouse says:

    I have read Peter Abrahams before and I really like his ability to write a suspenseful novel with twists that surprise you Once I began this book I had trouble putting it down and I was racing to the end in no time


  3. Adam Adam says:

    Post listen review This book was ok It wasn't great It's a case of mistaken identity that turns out to be elaborate than that The plot was essentially predictable but some of the characters were kind of interesting I did get a bit annoyed at the main protaganist constantly saying I don't understand when it was pretty obvious to all of us what was going on There were a couple of twists and turns but nothing amazing I kept thinking it was about to go in a really bad and dumb direction but it never did so points for that I would call this a solid average maybePre Listen guess They don't have the audiobook edition of this on Goodreads right now but this is an audiobook I am listening to I am guessing it will be an ok book but I will probably like it because after all the romance and literary novels I have had lately a plain old suspense book sounds kind of refreshing


  4. Desielkin Desielkin says:

    I too often find the same problem with most crime novels I enjoy the character development in the beginning as the plot begins to unfold slowly But about half way through I pretty much know that Professor Plum did it in the library with the candlestick And let me be clear here I can be kind of ditsy when it comes to figuring it all outwhich means watching cheesy crime drama shows and cliche suspense thriller movies are still entertaining to me I guess I just want a little originality when it comes to these novels Because if I can figure it out merely halfway through the book I'm sure my husband is in the know within the first few chapters 3 stars because although the story was easily figured the characters had me guessing a bit Limp ending though


  5. Emjay Emjay says:

    20 years ago Nell Jarreau witnessed the murder of her boyfriend Justice for whites in LA was swift and her identification of Alvin DuPree a black sent him to a maximum security prison for life But new evidence popped up proving DuPree's innocence Now he's back and Nell realizes that she has identified the wrong man Her reality is becoming and of a delusion This was a really liked it until the contrived ending


  6. Papalodge Papalodge says:

    I liked the charactersThe results of the hypnosis didn't seem to add to the story That was weirdHalfway through the story maybe even earlier I figured out what had happened However I felt obligated to finish reading to the end Liked the ending Didn't like the epilouge type of second ending


  7. Lois Duncan Lois Duncan says:

    Peter Abrahams' books are good reads But I always come away feeling as if there are missing pieces undeveloped characters conflicting pieces of information Things seldom seem to fall together properly This doesn't mean that I don't intend to read of his books because I enjoy his writing but it does mean I don't feel comfortable giving this book four stars I wish I did


  8. Cecily Cecily says:

    I was disappointed by the ending And I agree with the other review highly predictable


  9. Lyn Lyn says:

    Twenty years ago Nell Jarreau witnessed the murder of her fiancé Johnny Blanton Alvin DuPree was convicted of the killing on her testimony and spent the next nineteen years in prison But after a hurricane destroys much of the small southern town of Bell View a videotape is found exonerating himAt first Nell is sure the evidence will be found fraudulent When that doesn't happen she struggles to understand how she could have made such a horrible mistake What really happened? Nell is married to the detective who arrested Dupree Clay Jarreau is now Chief of Police and together they have raised Norah the daughter Nell conceived with Blanton Norah is being tortured by accusations made by her grandfather about her mother's marriage to Clay soon after the trial Accusations that she doesn't share with her parents while trying to find papers written by Johnny just before his deathGuilt forces Nell to search for the truth about DuPree's conviction She also wants to find the real murderer Clay meanwhile is determined that DuPree not settle in Bell View For the first time in their marriage Nell and Clay are on opposing sides of a situation Clay isn't eager to investigate why the videotape didn't surface sooner His attitude forces Nell to go underground with her own uestionsDespite his possible innocence Alvin DuPree is unlikeable and possibly mentally unbalanced He lost an eye in prison during a confrontation with a gang member He still carries a homemade weapon that he managed to construct and hide from prison guards He is always only a step away from violence Don't miss Delusion


  10. JBradford JBradford says:

    Peter Abrahams has written at least 20 novels and is cited by Stephen King as his favorite American suspense novelist but this so far as I recall is the first thing I have ever read by him I found it a remarkably complex novel for so simple a basic plot made intense by having the point of view oscillate back and forth between the protagonist a young woman who 20 years ago served as the eyewitness accuser of her lover’s murderer and the antagonist the low life who was put in prison as a result They clearly have two different understandings of what really happened and Abrahams cleverly keeps the suspense running strong as we follow the interaction between these two characters and the others involved in the story the woman’s husband her collegiate daughter and a woman reporter trying too hard to find the truth along with a few other minor characters The action takes place in Belle Ville a southern bayou town nearly destroyed by a hurricane the previous year sound familiar? and Little Parrot Cay a Bahamian island paradise with some plot tightening facilitated by flashbacks to the murder scene as well as by evolving tension between the principal characters The ending is a whirlwind of sudden denouement as the different characters reveal their true nature and the truth is at last revealed


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10 thoughts on “Delusion

  1. Tracy Tracy says:

    I'm all for an escapist read but some standards need to be maintained I mean reallyAt one point a woman recalls having spoken to the police just after her boyfriend's murder and she reflects that she babbled about inane things and probably would've even told them she was pregnant except that she hadn't yet learned she was pregnant Mere pages later she says her boyfriend was delighted when she told him she was pregnant and he probably died stepping in front of her to protect the child Huh? She didn't find out until after he was dead but she told him before he died?Later a guy gets forced into a pick up truck at gun point Later when he's told to get out it's a police cruiser instead Funniest part is at the end the author thanks his editor For what I wonder?

  2. Maggie the Muskoka Library Mouse Maggie the Muskoka Library Mouse says:

    I have read Peter Abrahams before and I really like his ability to write a suspenseful novel with twists that surprise you Once I began this book I had trouble putting it down and I was racing to the end in no time

  3. Adam Adam says:

    Post listen review This book was ok It wasn't great It's a case of mistaken identity that turns out to be elaborate than that The plot was essentially predictable but some of the characters were kind of interesting I did get a bit annoyed at the main protaganist constantly saying I don't understand when it was pretty obvious to all of us what was going on There were a couple of twists and turns but nothing amazing I kept thinking it was about to go in a really bad and dumb direction but it never did so points for that I would call this a solid average maybePre Listen guess They don't have the audiobook edition of this on Goodreads right now but this is an audiobook I am listening to I am guessing it will be an ok book but I will probably like it because after all the romance and literary novels I have had lately a plain old suspense book sounds kind of refreshing

  4. Desielkin Desielkin says:

    I too often find the same problem with most crime novels I enjoy the character development in the beginning as the plot begins to unfold slowly But about half way through I pretty much know that Professor Plum did it in the library with the candlestick And let me be clear here I can be kind of ditsy when it comes to figuring it all outwhich means watching cheesy crime drama shows and cliche suspense thriller movies are still entertaining to me I guess I just want a little originality when it comes to these novels Because if I can figure it out merely halfway through the book I'm sure my husband is in the know within the first few chapters 3 stars because although the story was easily figured the characters had me guessing a bit Limp ending though

  5. Emjay Emjay says:

    20 years ago Nell Jarreau witnessed the murder of her boyfriend Justice for whites in LA was swift and her identification of Alvin DuPree a black sent him to a maximum security prison for life But new evidence popped up proving DuPree's innocence Now he's back and Nell realizes that she has identified the wrong man Her reality is becoming and of a delusion This was a really liked it until the contrived ending

  6. Papalodge Papalodge says:

    I liked the charactersThe results of the hypnosis didn't seem to add to the story That was weirdHalfway through the story maybe even earlier I figured out what had happened However I felt obligated to finish reading to the end Liked the ending Didn't like the epilouge type of second ending

  7. Lois Duncan Lois Duncan says:

    Peter Abrahams' books are good reads But I always come away feeling as if there are missing pieces undeveloped characters conflicting pieces of information Things seldom seem to fall together properly This doesn't mean that I don't intend to read of his books because I enjoy his writing but it does mean I don't feel comfortable giving this book four stars I wish I did

  8. Cecily Cecily says:

    I was disappointed by the ending And I agree with the other review highly predictable

  9. Lyn Lyn says:

    Twenty years ago Nell Jarreau witnessed the murder of her fiancé Johnny Blanton Alvin DuPree was convicted of the killing on her testimony and spent the next nineteen years in prison But after a hurricane destroys much of the small southern town of Bell View a videotape is found exonerating himAt first Nell is sure the evidence will be found fraudulent When that doesn't happen she struggles to understand how she could have made such a horrible mistake What really happened? Nell is married to the detective who arrested Dupree Clay Jarreau is now Chief of Police and together they have raised Norah the daughter Nell conceived with Blanton Norah is being tortured by accusations made by her grandfather about her mother's marriage to Clay soon after the trial Accusations that she doesn't share with her parents while trying to find papers written by Johnny just before his deathGuilt forces Nell to search for the truth about DuPree's conviction She also wants to find the real murderer Clay meanwhile is determined that DuPree not settle in Bell View For the first time in their marriage Nell and Clay are on opposing sides of a situation Clay isn't eager to investigate why the videotape didn't surface sooner His attitude forces Nell to go underground with her own uestionsDespite his possible innocence Alvin DuPree is unlikeable and possibly mentally unbalanced He lost an eye in prison during a confrontation with a gang member He still carries a homemade weapon that he managed to construct and hide from prison guards He is always only a step away from violence Don't miss Delusion

  10. JBradford JBradford says:

    Peter Abrahams has written at least 20 novels and is cited by Stephen King as his favorite American suspense novelist but this so far as I recall is the first thing I have ever read by him I found it a remarkably complex novel for so simple a basic plot made intense by having the point of view oscillate back and forth between the protagonist a young woman who 20 years ago served as the eyewitness accuser of her lover’s murderer and the antagonist the low life who was put in prison as a result They clearly have two different understandings of what really happened and Abrahams cleverly keeps the suspense running strong as we follow the interaction between these two characters and the others involved in the story the woman’s husband her collegiate daughter and a woman reporter trying too hard to find the truth along with a few other minor characters The action takes place in Belle Ville a southern bayou town nearly destroyed by a hurricane the previous year sound familiar? and Little Parrot Cay a Bahamian island paradise with some plot tightening facilitated by flashbacks to the murder scene as well as by evolving tension between the principal characters The ending is a whirlwind of sudden denouement as the different characters reveal their true nature and the truth is at last revealed

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