NetGalley: 29 Seconds by T.M. Logan
Title: 29 Seconds
Author: T.M. Logan
Published: Sept. 10, 2019
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Review: ebook provided by publisher
Give me one name. One person. And I will make them disappear . . .
When Sarah rescues a young girl in trouble, she expects nothing in return. But her act of bravery puts a powerful and dangerous man in her debt. He lives by his own brutal code, and all debts must be repaid - in the only way he knows how.
He offers Sarah a way to solve a desperate situation with her intolerable boss. A once-in-a-lifetime deal that will make all her problems disappear.
No consequences. No comeback. 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?
I received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review.
Oh man this was a book that was hard to put down once I started. I found myself reading late into the night knowing I needed to get up the next morning early. Sarah is a single mother who loves her job but the job environment is not the best. Her boss is a p.o.s. who doesn't like to take no for answer. Sarah tries her best to follow the rules that her and her friends have set in place whenever they are alone with him which they always try not to be. One decision that Sarah makes to save a young girl will change her life forever. We see how Sarah goes about making this decision and I really liked how she didn't just jump at the chance she truly put some thought in it and was thinking of what would happen if she would be found out. Another part I liked of Sarah is how she made a decision she kept worrying and overthinking I believe that is something that a lot of us would have done in this situation. The author did a great job with having that detail within the character.
Her boss has gotten away with so much sexual harassment and no one has been able to touch him to the point that even saying anything remotely bad can end your job within a heart beat and you won't get another job. It scares the women that work around him but what can you do? I really liked how Sarah played dirty and did what she had to do to make him pay. It all took a 29 second phone call.
With the title and the story line I really thought about what I would do with a phone call like that and would I be able to make a choice. I liked how it got me thinking.
Tim was born in Berkshire and studied in London and Cardiff before becoming a national newspaper journalist. He currently writes full-time and lives in Nottinghamshire with his wife and two children.
His debut thriller Lies (2017) sold more than 350,000 copies and was one of Amazon’s biggest selling e-books of 2017. Together with his second standalone thriller, 29 Seconds (2018), his books are now published in a dozen countries around the world including the USA, South Korea, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Hungary, Serbia, Romania and the Netherlands.
His next thriller takes place over a sweltering summer week in the south of France, as four best friends see the holiday of a lifetime turn into a nightmare of suspicion, betrayal and murder… The Holiday is due to be published in the UK by Bonnier Zaffre on 13 June 2019.