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The suspicious circumstances of her best friend's suicide drive a woman to the possibility that it was murder—a murder which might involve the same man who killed her sister eighteen years ago

On a quiet, gray, Saturday morning, Livy arrives at her best friend Julia’s flat for a lunch date only to find her dead. Though all the evidence supports it, Livy cannot accept the of
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published April 14th 2015 by St. Martin's Press (first published 2013)
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Brenda
When Livy and her two children, six-year-old Zack and twelve-year-old Hannah, arrived at her best friend Julia’s home for their weekly Sunday lunch, Livy had no idea her life, and that of her family’s, was about to change – terribly. For Julia, although looking peaceful, was lying dead on her sofa in the living room – an apparent suicide. But Livy was positive Julia would not have taken her own life. She had been a vital, fun loving and “out there” kind of person. Livy was determined to find ans ...more
Sarah Elizabeth
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley.)

“A long second passes before I let out my breath and the knowledge slams into my brain.
Julia. My best friend. Is dead.”




This was an interesting murder/mystery story, and we were kept guessing right up ‘til the end.

I felt quite sorry for Livy in this book, she’d already lost her sister, and her husband had cheated on her, so to lose her best friend (Julia) as well was
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☼♄Jülie 

Who can you trust? That's the big question with this thriller.

When Livy arrives at her long time best friend Julia's place for their regular lunch date and gets no answer from her knocking at the door, she lets herself in with the spare keys Julia has given her.
With her two children in tow Livy calls out as she walks through Julia's flat, hoping that her friend may just be suffering a hangover or such, yet concerned at her friend's uncharacteristic absence.
With mounting trepidation she reaches
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Donna
Jul 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime-mystery
This wasn't quite 4 stars, but I rounded up just for the simple fact that I enjoyed the speculation. The author did a great job at shifting the suspicion among a handful of characters. It really fit the title as she explored who can you really trust. The author played on that idea a lot. Can you trust your husband? Do you really know your best friend, your boss, your family friends, your children?

This was first person POV, which worked for the story. I wasn't in love with any of the characters,
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Sue
Oct 16, 2015 rated it liked it

Let me start by saying I REALLY like this authors books, that is why I have many.
But this one just didn't "do" it for me

There were heaps of characters that were really good in this book that made the experience worth while but I just couldn't agree that its "fast paced" or that its "gripping".

You get to learn the culprit early on in this, and although you do, it really isn't the reason for me giving it 3 stars, its more the fact that it just didn't 'grip' my attention. I found myself wandering
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Jules
Aug 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
This is another great psychological thriller by Sophie McKenzie.

This book is well written, cleverly structured, has some good characters, plenty of mystery, tension and twists and turns.

This book is at its darkest in the sections written from the point of view of the killer. His coldness & matter of fact descriptions are chilling.


Looking back at my scribbled notes, I'm giggling at my comments where I suspect one character at 29%, another at 52%, another at 67%, and none of those was the charact
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Sue
“Trust In Me” by Sophie McKenzie, due to be released in April 2015, is a psychological thriller, my second novel from this author having loved “Close my Eyes”. Many thanks to St. Martin's Press and Ms. McKenzie for the opportunity to read this novel. This second adult novel explores trust and fidelity issues within a domestic suspense novel.

This psychological thriller tells the story of Livy Jackson, the first person narrator, who has lost her sister, Kara, to murder in college, loses her best
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Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
Sigh. Yet again I am going to be in the minority in reviewing Sophie McKenzie's new book I fear. I was not very blown away by Close My Eyes like many were, finding it a bit repetitive and insipid. This was somewhat the same. I honestly struggled to keep picking this up to get it finished. But let me balance out my review a bit more with some good and bad points for you.

Julia has always been the friend that Livy turns to when life is difficult. United fifteen years ago by grief at the brutal murd
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Elaine
Sep 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psycho
I really enjoyed this psychological thriller which kept me guessing all the way through.

Livy and Julia have been best friends since Livy’s sister Kara was murdered 18 years ago. They share everything, and are always there for each other. Now, Julia too is dead and everyone is convinced it is suicide, but Livy isn’t so sure – Julia would never kill herself. Determined to find out exactly how Julia died, she decides to investigate and soon discovers that Julia’s death is linked to that of Kara all
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Ova - Excuse My Reading
2.5 stars.

Livy's best friend Julia commits suicide. The night before she kills herself, Julia drops voicemails to Livy saying they need to speak for something very important. Livy cannot believe her friend could kill herself. Julia was passionate, ambitious, loving every moment of her life. Livy tries to convince people that someone must have killed her, but no one believes her. Then, Julia's boyfriend, a man called Damien approaches Livy and tells her that Julia was collecting evidence related
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Shelby
Jun 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Livy arrives at her best friend Julia’s apartment for their weekly Sunday lunch date and discovers Julia dead on her couch. The police rule her death a suicide, but Livy knows Julia better than anyone and believes Julia would never take her own life.

She expressed her concerns to anyone who will listen, but no one believes Livy. They are convinced Julia’s death was a suicide. Everyone except Damian, Julia’s boyfriend. He, too, agrees with Livy, and so they delve into their own investigation to g
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Malia
Jun 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery-suspense
This was my second book by Sophie McKenzie, and I am already looking forward to what she comes up with next.
The story centers around the apparent suicide of Livy Jackson's friend, and the murder of her younger sister eighteen years earlier. Livy does not believe the police verdict that her friend, Julia's death is a suicide, and begins to investigate.
The story moves very fluently, and McKenzie has a style that strikes a great balance between POVs and the way the story unfolds. Livy is a very re
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Aisling
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
WOW what a book! This one kept me up at night and found me stealing moments in the day to read just a few more pages. "Page-turner" doesn't begin to cover it.

Livvy discovers her best friend dead and refuses to accept that it was suicide. The whole plot revolves around the possible connection to Livvy's sister's murder decades before. Every few chapters we get the murderers perspective and trying to solve this mystery was (the good kind of) agony. Author Sophie McKenzie weaves an amazingly tigh
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Christine
Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for my review copy of this book.

Due to be published in September 2014.

This is a story about friendship. Livvy has been close friends with Julia, since the murder of her sister eighteen years ago. Julia is found dead in her flat, in an apparent suicide. Livvy seems to be the only one who sees Julia’s death as suspicious. Instead of visiting the police and pressing for an investigation, Livvy starts to look into Julia’s life and tries to work out what happene
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Mickey
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My first Sophie McKenzie book and it certainly won't be my last.
This book was an intense and chilling thriller which I couldn't put down.
I constantly thought I knew who the killer was and then kept changing my mind. I even guessed correctly at one point but once again decided it couldn't be them. Right up until it was revealed.
I absolutely loved this book and look forward to reading more from this author.
Judy D Collins
A special thank you to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 stars

YOU CAN TRUST ME by British author, Sophie McKenzie, a suspense psychological mystery, years apart--of friendship, lies, marriage, betrayal, and murder.

Set in England, Julia and Livy have been friends for years, since they bonded over a brutal murder fifteen years ago of Livy’s sister, Kara when she was a college student.

After her murder, Kara’s friend, Julia, became Livy’s friend,
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Cleopatra  Pullen
This is a psychological thriller that certainly kept me guessing, one of those books where there appears to be a plethora of suspects for the scary narrator who we know has killed before and will probably not stop until they are caught.

Livy Jackson’s younger sister Kara was murdered when she was just 18 leaving Livy feeling that she should have done more to protect her. After her murder, Kara’s friend, Julia, became Livy’s friend, a friendship that remained close despite their dissimilar lives w
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Mary McFarlane
Apr 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really had 3 different theories in my mind while reading this and when it came to the end it just hit me out of no where! Such a good book!!!
Karen Barber
Oct 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Livy Jackson has lived with her fair share of upset, and it’s hard not to sympathise with her. Her sister was killed at the age of eighteen, and the killer was never found. Her husband had an affair a few years ago, and it’s obvious that the trust between them has been broken. Then her best friend, Julia, is found dead...a suspected suicide.
Livy can’t accept this and ends up on an increasingly dangerous quest to find out what happened. Once she starts digging, more and more secrets are unearthed
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Trish at Between My Lines
This review was originally posted on Between My Lines

This is one of those books where I didn’t overly like any of the characters but loved the guessing game of trying to figure out who the elusive psychopath was.


First Line of Trust in Me by Sophie McKenzie:
“It’s an impossible choice.”

My Thoughts on Trust in Me by Sophie McKenzie:

I loved the theme of this book.  It’s all about trust, how well you know people and who to believe.  Even with your nearest and dearest, all
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Whitney
Jan 16, 2015 rated it liked it
You Can Trust Me is about Livy Jackson, who, with her two young children, find her best friend Julia dead when they arrive for Sunday lunch. Everyone is convinced, due to the evidence, that it was suicide, but Livy just can’t accept that. There are a couple mysteries intertwined in this novel. Livy lost her sister when she was in college and the killer was never caught, and now Julia has apparently committed suicide, but things aren’t as they seem.

This book was extremely slow paced. For over 50%
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Bernadette Robinson
I enjoyed this psychological thriller it was full of twists & turns. I gave this an 8/10 or 4 stars.

Livy is married with children and her friend of at least 18 years Julia, have a close relationship. Livy's children adore this surrogate Aunty.

The relationship between Livy and Julia comes to an abrupt end, when Julia is found dead. What at first looks like suicide causes Livy to have certain doubts. These doubts are that Julia is not a person who she would've expected to commit suicide, deep dow
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Michael
This suspenseful thriller was recommended to me by my reviewer friend, Tom McGee. Tom's literary tastes are usually on the money and with his review, he hit the nail on the head.

Livy Jackson has dealt with her sister's death for almost twenty years.

Currently, she comes to her best friend, Julia's, flat for lunch and finds her dead which is ruled a suicide.

Livy doesn't believe it but her husband isn't being supportive. He thinks she's being paranoid.

In the midst of dealing with her friend's death
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Jo-Ann Duff (Duffy The Writer)
Trust In Me is a psychological thriller about Livy, who loses a sister, a best friend and very nearly a husband.

Livy is a mother to a painful teenage daughter and toddler son who adores her. She has a good life, but still struggles to come to terms with the loss of her little sister who was murdered whilst in her first year of university. The person who so cruelly took her little sisters life was never found. Fast forward 18 years and Livy turns up to visit her best friend Julia for a lunch date
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Glenda
Jan 15, 2015 rated it liked it
I received an Advanced Readers' Edition of this book through the Goodreads First Reads giveaway. You Can Trust Me will be published in April 2015.

Rather than devising a plan or following a proven procedure to solve the unexplained death of Julia, her best friend, Livy Jackson lurches through this story reacting emotionally to each successive tragedy. Livy was deeply hurt by her husband's infidelity six years ago and has permitted her marriage to deteriorate into a relationship with no mutual tru
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Zoe
Mar 24, 2015 rated it it was ok

I am sorry to say that I didn't particular enjoy this book. The reviews on here are practically glowing and I'm struggling to understand what I’ve missed.


I found the lead character, Livy to be incredibly wooden and unlikeable. I saw nothing heroic about her acts – instead found her impulsive, unstable and irritating. The story itself was farfetched and very over the top. Yes I get that this is a thriller and the outrageous is expected but this just wasn’t believable to me. Halfway through the bo

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Denise
Jan 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Denise by: 154
Full disclosure: I was chosen a First Reads winner, and received an advance readers' edition of You Can Trust Me by Sophie McKenzie, due to be published in April of 2015, in the mail. That in no way influenced the review that follows.

This psychological thriller tells the story of Livy Jackson, the first person narrator, who has lost her sister to murder in college, loses her best friend to murder as the story unfolds, and very nearly loses a lot more. None of the characters were extremely likea
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Cathy
Mar 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I got this book on NetGalley. Livy has some trust issues because her husband cheated on her six years ago. When the story opens they are going to a party where the 'other woman' will be attending. She is a nervous wreck. It's a party at her husband's boss's home. Will and Livy have two children, Hannah who is twelve and Zack who is seven.
The next day Livy and the kids go to her best friend Julia's house only to find her dead. It was made to look like she killed herself but Livy is the only one
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Debbie
Apr 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
I just knew I knew who the killer was about 20% into this book. Then my mind changed, then it changed again and again. And at the end I went back to my first suspect. I was wrong. There were so many weird things going on in this story with so many suspects lining up saying "it was me" that that at the end I was totally flabbergasted. The author did a great job in hiding the real killer. Even though every couple or so chapters he would talk and tell his side.

This was another one I just couldn't
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ABookwormWithWine
Aug 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great book. I'm glad that the author didn't go into a lot of detail about the "kills" in this book because I'm not sure I could have handled that. Criminal Minds does that enough for me.

Honestly, I knew who the killer was before I was halfway through the book because of flipping through the pages (TERRIBLE idea I know), but that didn't stop me from finishing it. I just wish I knew if I would have been able to figure it out. Anyway, it was a good book and while not completely suspenseful like th
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