Deception of the Novelist film review: sexy infidelity drama gives way to unconvincing murder thriller
- Story of a husband blackmailed by a lover, who is mysteriously killed, derives its interest from the murderer’s audacious attempt to hide his, or her, tracks
- Despite intense performances from Justin Cheung and Jeana Ho as an unhappily married couple, the film has too many laboured twists and turns
Shortly after a beautiful woman named Elaine (Linah Matsuoka) moves into one of his vacant properties, situated one floor above the luxury flat in which the family lives, Jay begins a sexual affair with his new tenant and clumsily hides it from Kiki. When Elaine begins to blackmail him, and his amoral buddies (6-Wing and C-Kwan, from the hip hop act Fama) plant the idea of murder in Jay’s head, things take a fatal turn.