Believe Me Not contains more than 45 innovative short stories from talented new authors and professional writers alike. In the same tradition as the Machine of Death anthology series, the stories in this collection share a common trope of the unreliable narrator–some funny, some naive, some dangerous–but all keeping secrets or hiding their real selves. Part of the fun of reading Believe Me Not is trying to puzzle out the truth before the rest of the characters do. There are also fun Easter Eggs and hidden puzzles throughout the book as a whole, which direct the reader to contests on the publisher's website.
This anthology would make a great gift for classroom teachers to use with their students as a way of teaching short story structure and narrative voice. I also recommend it for anyone interested in reading stories with a twist. Five Stars!
Full disclosure: I contributed to and worked as copyeditor for this book.