Thursday, April 11, 2019

Book Review: 29 Seconds

Title: 29 Seconds
Author: T. M. Logan
Publisher: St Martins Press
Publication Date: September 10, 2019
Rating: 5 out of 5

What a great premise: you can give one person’s name and he or she will get disappeared forever, no questions asked, no repercussions, no traceback. But there is no do-over, no going-back. You better be sure

Sarah is a PhD contract lecturer at London University striving to become tenured faculty. But the professor of her English Department is a sexual predator who holds her future in his hands: charming on the outside, criminal on the inside. Sarah faces harassment bordering on rape, but with no recourse since he is the university’s golden boy and is smart enough to avoid any evidence.

When Sarah does a remarkable good deed, she is given a remarkable offer. One name and the person is gone. When she makes that call from a burner phone lasting 29 seconds her life is changed completely. As the plot unwinds, her life unravels and she is forced to make unimaginable choices.

The book gripped me from the start and rarely let me go, twisting till I could not predict what would happen. Even at the end, I was surprised with the way it worked out. It was a great read.

I received this book as a free pre-publication galley version in return for an honest review.