Delusional by Scott Spotson – 4 stars
Don’t believe everything you see!
When rising marketing executive Patricia Fowler falls for Paul Blast, a married co-worker, she tries to put her life into perspective—a task that becomes increasingly difficult when she starts having eerie hallucinations. Patricia’s dreams of a happily ever after turn into one nightmare after another as she battles threats that go beyond her imagination.
Is her new love behind the torment? After all, his former girlfriend ended up in an asylum. Or could Paul’s wife be more than a bored, spoiled, rich girl?
Meanwhile, the FBI is trying to track down a thief who magically appears and disappears, taking priceless gems and artwork with her.
“Delusional” is a fast-paced thriller that blurs the lines of reality and fantasy, leading to an explosive climax where what you see isn’t necessarily what you’re going to get!
This book starts slow, but once it finds its rhythm, it’s really entertaining. The first few chapters are full of a lot of explanation about the various characters’ backstories. While the information is important, it’s told to us instead of related by a character or revealed by the story.
I had a little bit of trouble with suspension of disbelief about the magic. Not because magic can’t be in the real world, but because of how everyone reacts to it. If magic exists, it’s hard to wrap my head around the idea that no one has ever seen it used before or would suspect it, especially experienced FBI agents.
Other than those two points, this book is a good time. After the beginning, it was a quick read I had a hard time putting down. I actually stayed up well past my bedtime to finish it, enjoying how the characters confused themselves and got things right and wrong (sometimes at the same time). The relationships are satisfying, and the characters are well rounded.