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A charismatic man’s death exposes the secrets he kept, revealing him to family and friends as an unrepentant pathological liar in this explosive thriller from film producer and author Nina Sadowsky.
“Convince Me will keep readers guessing until the very end.”—New York Times bestselling author Karin Slaughter
Justin Childs is handsome, likeable, smart. A devoted son to his mother, Carol; a loving husband to his wife, Annie; and a sure-footed, savvy business partner to his best friend from college, Will. To so many, the perfect man.
He’s also a liar. And now he’s dead.
When Justin’s body is retrieved from the wreckage of a car accident, his death leaves his loved ones with more questions than answers. In life, his charm and easygoing nature inspired trust, making him friends wherever he went. Now that he’s gone, the cracks begin to show: disturbing discrepancies in his company’s financials, unaccounted-for absences, a medical record that appears to be entirely fabricated.
As the secrets and betrayals pile up, Annie, Carol, and Will realize their beloved Justin was not the man they thought he was. And why was he found dead with Valium in his system when he notoriously detested drugs? Was the crash that killed him really an accident—or did Justin finally get caught in something he couldn’t lie his way out of?
Convince Me is a chilling look at what makes a sociopath in an age of untruth—and a high-octane, surprising read to its very last page.
This uneven psychological thriller from Sadowsky (The Empty Bed) opens at the funeral of handsome, gregarious L.A. entrepreneur Justin Childs, who died in a car accident. Annie, his 31-year-old widow, is skeptical of the police theory that Justin was under the influence of Valium "when his car shot over a tight curve on Mulholland Drive and plummeted down a mountainside," and teams with another mourner, Will Barber, Justin's old friend and business partner (who was about to join him in launching a startup, Convincer Media), to investigate. They soon discover Justin lied to them about his personal and professional finances. Meanwhile, Justin's mother is desperate to protect her son's reputation, and will stop at nothing to keep his secrets from coming to light. Annie and Will assume their roles as amateur sleuths with aplomb, but there's little tension as they uncover Justin's villainous past, given that Justin doesn't pose much of a threat in death. Sadowsky fans will hope for more excitement next time.