Delusion: A Novel of Suspense

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Harper Collins, Apr 8, 2008 - Fiction - 297 pages
22 Reviews

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 around."

Twenty 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 everything.

New 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 more, 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 daughter.

Nell is determined to find the answers to her questions, 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 more questions, 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.

  

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User Review  - Sue - Goodreads

I was disappointed after reading a glowing review of this book. It has a promising plot, and setting the story in the aftermath of a Katrina-like hurricane offers endless possibilities for intrigue ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amy Rumler - Goodreads

I picked this book up as a result of a challenge I gave myself to find new to me authors in my local library. I must say, I did enjoy the story. Although there was a few plot points that the editor ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
9
Section 3
16
Section 4
25
Section 5
33
Section 6
40
Section 7
48
Section 8
57
Section 18
151
Section 19
164
Section 20
174
Section 21
184
Section 22
192
Section 23
201
Section 24
207
Section 25
216

Section 9
67
Section 10
75
Section 11
84
Section 12
92
Section 13
100
Section 14
113
Section 15
124
Section 16
133
Section 17
142
Section 26
223
Section 27
231
Section 28
241
Section 29
248
Section 30
255
Section 31
263
Section 32
275
Section 33
284
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About the author (2008)

Peter Abrahams is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-five books, including the Edgar Award-winning Reality Check, Bullet Point, and the Echo Falls series for middle graders. Writing as Spencer Quinn, he is also the author of the Chet and Bernie series—Dog on It, Thereby Hangs a Tail, and To Fetch a Thief. He and his wife live in Massachusetts with their dog, Audrey.

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