Thursday, October 03, 2019

29 Seconds by T.M. Logan

Title: 29 Seconds
Author: T.M. Logan
Published: September 2019, St. Martin's Press
Format: ARC Paperback, 368 pages
Source: Publisher

From the bestselling author of LIES comes 29 SECONDS, a sensational new thriller that explores what happens when a split second thought of revenge takes on a life of its own.

“Give me one name. One person. And I will make them disappear.”

Sarah is a young professor struggling to prove herself in a workplace controlled by the charming and manipulative Alan Hawthorne, a renowned scholar and television host. The beloved professor rakes in million-dollar grants for the university where Sarah works—so his inappropriate treatment of female colleagues behind closed doors has gone unchallenged for years. And Sarah is his newest target.

When Hawthorne's advances become threatening, she’s left with nowhere to turn. Until the night she witnesses an attempted kidnapping of a young child on her drive home, and impulsively jumps in to intervene. The child’s father turns out to be a successful businessman with dangerous connections—and her act of bravery has put this powerful man in her debt. He lives by his own brutal code, and all debts must be repaid. In the only way he knows how. The man gives Sarah a burner phone and an unbelievable offer. A once-in-a-lifetime deal that can make all her problems disappear.

No consequences. No traces. No chance of being found out. All it takes is a 29-second phone call.

Because everyone has a name to give. Don’t they?

My thoughts: Last year I read, and loved, Lies, by T.M. Logan. It was the first book I had read by this author and I knew it would not be the last. It was the type of book that keeps you fully engaged, frantically flipping the pages, trying to piece together what is happening. This latest book is much the same but with a different spin.

I liked the premise of this book. What would you do if you could make someone disappear? No questions, no consequences. No one would ever find out, ever. Would you do it? Sarah finds herself in this predicament after rescuing a little girl. She already has a name to give - her dreadful boss. The question is...can she do it? 

T.M. Logan's books are so suspenseful and riveting. I know when I pick one up, I am in for a thrilling ride because you think you know where it is headed, only to be fooled not once, but over and over again. The intensity is kicked up with little cliffhangers throughout the book and it only keeps you reading faster and more engaged. 

I also loved that once again, we have just one narrator. This really allows us to get to know Sarah and feel her frustration with her situation. What will she do? And is she justified in her actions?

This was a fun read that really takes you on a roller-coaster of a ride. You are never quite sure what to expect, which makes it all the more fun. And let's just talk about that ending...I definitely did not see that coming! T.M. Logan is definitely on my list of must-read authors. His books are binge-worthy and entertaining and I cannot recommend them enough!


  1. I'm glad that you enjoyed this book so much. It sounds captivating. Terrific review!

  2. Thanks for a wonderful review.


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