Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Review & Excerpt '29 Seonds' by TM Logan

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?

The Facts:

Publication Date:
March 8th, 2018
eBook, Paperback
Available at:

My Review:

When I first read the book description of ’29 Seconds’ I was immediately really fascinated by this read. I had not heard about this author before but this book just sounded really thrilling. And I loved the cover. So when I received my copy of the book I started reading as fast as I could.  

From the moment I started reading this book I was completely hooked. I simply couldn’t put this book down. When main character Sarah rescues a young girl, she doesn’t expect anything for her act of bravery. But her rescue puts a dangerous guys in her debt and debt need to be repaid. Sarah gets a remarkle choice.. All she has to do is give one name.. and he will make that person disappear.

Well.. I was fascinated when I first started this book. I got only more fascinated when reading this book. The writing was thrilling and kept me on the edge of my seat. If you talk about a page-turner, this is definitely the book that fits that bill. Man, it was good. I loved every single page. 

Not only was this book very entertaining, it also made me think. What would I do if someone asked me this question? I like to think I would say just to go away and not think about it. But we all have moment when certain people make us kind of crazy. Right? Not that I want them to disappear. But if I was asked at the wrong moment? It definitely kept me thinking.  

Character wise I really loved Sarah. I definitely felt like I knew her in real life at times. And she was just a very nice character to read about. 

If your looking for a great, fast paced page turner.. Then this book is for you.

My Rating:


Chapter 1 

The Rules were simple enough. Don’t be alone with him if you could possibly avoid it. Don’t do or say anything which he might take as encouragement. Don’t get in a taxi or a lift with him. Be extra careful with him when you were away from the office, par- ticularly at hotels and conferences. And most of all, the number one rule that must never, ever, be broken: don’t do any of the above when he had been drinking. He was bad when he was sober, but he was worse – much worse – when he was drunk.

Tonight, he was drunk.

And Sarah realised, too late, that she was about to break all of the Rules at once.

One minute they were standing on the pavement outside the restaurant, the six of them, breath steaming in the cold night air, hands thrust deep in pockets against the November chill, contemplating their journey back to the hotel after an evening of good food and lively conversation. Just colleagues relaxing at the end of a long day away from home. The next minute he was striding out into the road to flag down a taxi, taking her firmly by the arm, guiding her into the back seat and following her in, his breath a hot fug of red wine and brandy and peppered steak. 

It happened so fast, Sarah didn’t even have time to react – she just assumed the others were following right behind them. It was only as the car door slammed shut that she realised he had separated her from the rest as deliberately and efficiently as a jungle predator.

‘Regal Hotel, please,’ he said to the driver in his deep baritone. The taxi pulled away from the kerb and for a moment Sarah sat frozen in the seat, still in shock at this sudden turn of events. She twisted to stare out of the taxi’s rear window at the rest of their little group stranded on the pavement and receding as the taxi picked up speed. Her friend and colleague Marie’s mouth was open slightly as if she was speaking, a look of surprise on her face. 

Always stick together. That was another one of the Rules. But now it was just the two of them.

The interior of the taxi was dark and smelt of old leather and cigarettes. She turned back and hurriedly put her seat belt on, edging as far over to the right side of the taxi as she could. The pleasant warm buzz from a couple of glasses of wine had fled, and she suddenly felt stone-cold sober.

If I play this right, I’ll be OK. Just don’t make eye contact. Don’t smile. Don’t encourage him.

He didn’t put his seat belt on, but instead lounged, open-legged, across his side of the back seat, facing towards her. His right arm stretched along the shelf behind the passenger seats, right hand draped casually behind her head. His left hand rested on his thigh, inches from his crotch. 

 ‘Sarah, Sarah,’ he said, his voice slow and deep with alcohol. ‘My clever girl. I thought your presentation this afternoon was fantastic. You should be very pleased. Are you pleased?’

‘Yes.’ She clutched her handbag in her lap, staring straight ahead. ‘Thanks.’

‘You’re very talented. I’ve always seen it, always known you had the right stuff.’

The taxi took a sharp left turn and he slid another inch nearer to her along the back seat, his knee touching hers…

About the Author:

Tim was born in Berkshire and studied at Queen Mary and Cardiff universities before becoming a national newspaper journalist. He currently writes full-time and lives in Nottinghamshire with his wife and two children. LIES his first novel - published by Bonnier Zaffre came out in January 2017.  

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I received this book from Bonnier Publishing in exchange for my honest review.  


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