“Give me one name. One person. And I will make them disappear.” And so it begins. What would you do if someone presented this offer to you? Thanks to NetGalley, I got to find out what Sarah, a young professor, does in 29 Seconds by T.M. Logan.
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by T.M. Logan
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. And 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 review of 29 Seconds by T.M. Logan
What name would you give?
29 Seconds is an intense ride! I read T.M. Logan’s book Lies last fall, and I loved it! So, of course, I had to read 29 Seconds! It is just a crazy and twisty as Lies, and if you haven’t read Lies, get on it! I love thrillers, but sometimes they’re a little predictable. 29 Seconds is in no way predictable. Just when I thought I had a handle on what was going on, something would come up and squash it! This is part of what makes the book so fantastic.
The characters in 29 Seconds are so well-written that you are going to actually going to want to scream and go after Alan Hawthorne yourself. I mean, I felt so much rage towards him, and I kept thinking about how there is no way I could have put up with him as a superior. He is the scum of the earth, but either people don’t care or they’re afraid of losing their jobs because he holds their futures in his hands. And he knows it. Seriously. You are going to loathe him. And that loathing is one of the things that makes 29 Seconds such an incredible read.
Then you’ve got all of the other characters. Of course, Sarah is the main character, yet the entire book revolves around Alan that you become Sarah and forget she’s a character. Seriously. I think I felt every emotion Sarah has while I was reading. As a reader, when you become this immersed in a book, you know that it’s a good book.
I’m obviously not going to spoil this for you by giving you any plot details. You get the idea by reading the synopsis. If you love thrillers and suspense, you have to read 29 Seconds by T.M. Logan! You’ll thank me!
You can read a little about what I thought about Lies on Goodreads.