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Don’t Believe It

A gripping thriller full of twists and turns that will knock your socks off!



Did Grace Sebold murder her boyfriend, Julian while vacationing in St. Lucia, or is she a victim of poor police work? That is the question that is being investigated in the most watched documentary in television history “The Girl at Sugar Beach.” The documentary is a riveting true-life mystery that unfolds over twelve weeks and centers on Grace’s guilt or innocence. Grace has spent the last 10 years in a St. Lucian prison and has unrelentingly reached out to documentary film maker Sidney Ryan in a desperate request to prove her innocence. Sydney’s research reveals startling evidence and additional suspects that were overlooked during the original investigation. Before the documentary series even finishes public outcry leads officials to reopen the case. But as the documentary moves toward its final episodes Sidney receives a letter saying she has it all terribly wrong. As she continues to dig into the case she begins to wonder. Is she helping an innocent women or working to free a ruthless killer?

“To kill someone required perfection, timing and luck. I hoped all three were with me this evening.”


If you love mysteries, this one will blow your snuggly winter socks right off. I couldn’t put it down. Charlie Donlea had me with the luxury Sugar Beach Resort setting in St. Lucia and the hike up the Gros Piton He takes us on a ricocheting and bumpy trek from the volcanic mountain to the medical examiner's office to the television network conference rooms with many stops in between. The story is gripping and brilliant. I loved Sidney’s character, her confidence and her relentless quest for the truth.

The ending of this twisty investigation just made my head swim. If you’ve read any of Donlea’s other novels you know he is a brilliant storyteller. He tells this riveting story at just the right pacing and with just the right intrigue. Using the documentary research as a way to tell the story was simply masterful.

Charlie Donlea is from Chicago and is a USA Today and international bestseller best selling author of Summit Lake and The Girl Who was Taken. His fourth novel Some Choose Darkness will be released in May 2019.

Publisher Kensington

Published May 29, 2018

Narrated Nina Alvamar

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