TWO STRANGERS, A CHILD, AND A SPLIT SECOND CHOICE THAT WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING . . .
Ellen was just trying to help a stranger. That was how it started: giving a few minutes respite to a flustered young mother sitting opposite her on the train. A few minutes holding her baby while the mother makes an urgent call. The weight of the child in her arms making Ellen’s heart ache for what she can never have.
Five minutes pass.
The train pulls into a station and Ellen is stunned to see the mother hurrying away down the platform, without looking back. Leaving her baby behind. Ellen is about to raise the alarm when she discovers a note in the baby’s bag, three desperate lines scrawled hastily on a piece of paper:
Please protect Mia
Don’t trust the police
Don’t trust anyone
Why would a mother abandon her child to a stranger? Ellen is about to discover that the baby in her arms might hold the key to an unspeakable crime. And doing the right thing might just cost her everything …
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I’m back with another delayed advance review! Trust Me by T.M. Logan was published on 18th March by Bonnier Books UK/ Zaffre. Thanks are due to both the author and publisher for approving me on NetGalley for an advance copy of this book. This review forms my honest opinion.
T.M. Logan has written several books in the past few years that I have consistently recommended to anyone who wants a fast-paced, psychological thriller – he has become one of my favourite ‘auto-buy’ authors. When the book appeared on NetGalley I don’t think I could have hit the ‘Request’ button quick enough!
The story starts with Ellen who is travelling home by train. Ellen ends up with a young mother sitting beside her and they get chatting about the young woman’s baby, Mia. Ellen is literally left holding the baby when the woman goes to take a phone call, gets off the train at the next stop and doesn’t return.
Now on the train with a baby and a very strange note from the young mother, Ellen notices that she is being watched… and photographed by another passenger. And so begins a fantastically fast and furious few days for Ellen as she tries to work out who she can trust to keep Mia and herself safe.
Trust Me is one of those books that you sit down thinking “I’ll just read the first chapter to see what this one is like” and find yourself an hour later knee deep in another superb, twisty novel.
You may be asking yourself why, if I am such a fan, did it take me so long to read Trust Me? The truth is, T.M. Logan has written such consistently excellent books that I wanted to save it for when I needed a Good Book. I knew I was almost guaranteed to love it – and I did.
Another reason I wanted to save the book was because I had signed up to a Reading Party with the author. I wanted to read the book right before the party so it was fresh in my mind. I’ll shout about these reading parties until I am blue in the face as they are such a fabulous idea and a great way to spend an hour. It’s a simple idea – buy a ticket (either £5 to attend or £12-£17 to include a signed book), get emailed 2 excerpts from the first 2 chapters of the book, turn up at the scheduled time on Zoom, listen to the book being read by the author and other participants (including you!), ask questions in the Author Q&A, get your book signed, wait patiently for Bert’s Books to send your signed book out. Simples! I am very much looking forward to my signed copy arriving!
Anyway… the book. T.M. Logan has written another smash with a twist that no matter how SURE you are to have guessed it you’ll be wrong. It’s a completely gripping and more than a little touching story of one woman and how far she’ll go to keep a stranger’s baby safe. Brilliant.
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