Delusions – Amy Crandall [BOOK REVIEW]

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★★★★

A must-have for all the lovers of psychological thrillers and mysteries – this is a book that will show you a twisted side of a human being so well, that you will not know what happened once you reach the end! A masterpiece of a thriller – a delight for all the murder solvers out there! 

Synopsis: 

A deadly game is being played. The question is . . . who will survive?

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As she waits to give her statement in one of the interrogation rooms of Arcata Police Department, Abigale recites the same line over and over inside her head.

I did not kill anyone.

I did not kill anyone.

But there’s a trail of bodies, and it leads straight to her. The events that brought her to this very moment all point to one thing . . . her guilt.

She must convince Detective Collins of her innocence, but how can she explain her ties to the victims, and the evidence that has her name written all over it?

Then there’s the mysterious Facebook profile, DarkHeart434.

Who is DarkHeart434? And why does it seem like this person has all the answers, including the identity of the real murderer?

As pieces of the puzzle start to come together, everything about Abigale’s life begins to unravel–her past, her present . . . and even her self-proclaimed innocence.

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”She remembered now. The deaths. They weren’t just delusions planted in her mind by others. They were real.”

This book starts in an interrogation room, where two detectives are questioning Abigale about the murders that happened – and she is the main suspect. As the interrogation happens in the present, we follow the story in the past from Abigale’s point of view, from the moment she moves into the new town.

The story and plot are so well set, and the past and present are so well connected that give you clues step by step, until you reach the grand ending, and nothing is as you expected. Even though I realised what is happening around the middle of the book, I still had to keep reading to find out whether it was true in the end.

This is, for certain, the best ending of a mystery book I have read so far!

The characters – some of them – are so twisted, and so psychologically unstable and scary, that it makes you wonder. Such possessiveness and anger, and twisted mind – Amy managed to perfectly such a rare condition. ( I am trying so hard here to stay away from all the spoilers.)

”Abigale wasn’t the outgoing type. She’d rather sit in her room with her nose buried in a book than socialise with anyone outside her inner circle of friends, which was small to begin with.”

I wish I could connect with Abigale’s character – but I just couldn’t. That was the only flaw I had with this book. I didn’t care enough for her, and for what was happening to her. The side characters were amazingly portrayed though – I enjoyed reading about Julia and Mike, and Damien – what an interesting character!

”There was something about him that made her feel alive and ready for anything, but there was another part that screamed danger. She wasn’t sure she liked either half.”

The ending, as I already mentioned, was the best one I have read – it was so unexpected and so amazing – I can’t explain that feeling of satisfaction when all the little pieces from the puzzle throughout the book finally come together – spectacular!

If you love mystery, psychological thrillers and good book that keeps you on your toes all the time – this is the book for you. I highly recommend it!

Thank you to the author, Amy Crandall, for sending me an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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26 thoughts on “Delusions – Amy Crandall [BOOK REVIEW]

  1. jenchaos76 September 10, 2018 / 9:45 pm

    I followed you on Instagram. Also, I may want to read this book even though the protagonist sounds like a weak character. I’ll see.

    • innah96 September 10, 2018 / 9:46 pm

      Thank you Jen – I followed you back! Let me know if you decide to read it! x Happy reading! <3

  2. Empress DJ September 13, 2018 / 5:51 pm

    I wants it

    • innah96 September 13, 2018 / 5:52 pm

      It is sooo good!

  3. Whispering Stories September 13, 2018 / 7:10 pm

    Sounds like my kind of book. Now just to find room in my TBR list to fit it in. Great review.

    • innah96 September 13, 2018 / 7:23 pm

      Thank you!! Let me know if you get the chance to read it,

  4. bookwormscornerblogspotgmailcom September 13, 2018 / 8:45 pm

    This is a definite addition to my TBR! Brilliant review.

    • innah96 September 13, 2018 / 9:22 pm

      Thank you! 😊

  5. Heidi September 13, 2018 / 11:38 pm

    Sounds interesting! Great review! 🙂

    • innah96 September 14, 2018 / 1:26 am

      thank you!

  6. bitchbookshelf September 13, 2018 / 11:48 pm

    I love a good mystery. Thanks for sharing!

    • innah96 September 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

      thank you

  7. Nicole Pyles September 13, 2018 / 11:48 pm

    This sounds like a great book!

    • innah96 September 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

      Thank you Nicole! It was amazing – let me know if you ever get the chance to read it.

    • innah96 September 15, 2018 / 1:33 am

      Thank you Karla! Let me know if you get the chance to read it!

  8. Liv Miles September 15, 2018 / 6:35 am

    This looks like an interesting read! I love books with unstable characters, you never know what’s going to happen next 🙂

    • innah96 September 15, 2018 / 9:03 am

      Thank you Liv! It was an amazing story!

  9. thespooniemummy October 14, 2018 / 5:06 am

    Sounds fab, one of my favourite genres! Added to my TBR

    • innah96 October 14, 2018 / 7:40 am

      I am glad you liked my review! Hope you enjoy this book as much as I did! Happy reading!

  10. robint60 October 14, 2018 / 1:18 pm

    Great review. Hard, though, when you can’t connect to a primary character.

    • innah96 October 14, 2018 / 1:23 pm

      Thanks! Yes, I agree. That was a big flaw. The story line was amazing though 🙂

  11. Kati 👩🏻 (@KatisBRR15) October 14, 2018 / 7:48 pm

    Great review, this is the first time I actually heard or seen this book and I absolutely love and adore mystery, psychological thrillers as well. I’m really glad you enjoy this book fully, thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

    • innah96 October 14, 2018 / 9:10 pm

      Thank you Kati! Hope you’ll have a chance to read it!

  12. Gayathri Lakshminarayanan October 16, 2018 / 4:49 pm

    This sounds perfect. This one is absolutely my kinda book. Great review.

    • innah96 October 16, 2018 / 3:59 pm

      Thank you!

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