Friday, October 11, 2019

Review - 29 Seconds

Title:  29 Seconds
Author:  T.M. Logan
Genre:  Mystery/Thriller
Publisher:  St. Martins Press
Format:   Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:  368
Date of Publication:  September 10, 2019
My Rating:  5 Stars


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? 


Sarah cannot stand idly by when a young girl is almost kidnapped. Not only does she save her, but what she doesn't realize is that this rapid reaction would change her life forever.

When she is approached by the child's father, he makes her the most unusual offer ever: He gives her a phone and says she can make one call with it. This call could be used to make any problem in her life disappear forever. What a proposition! Is there indeed a problem in her life that Sarah would like to get rid of? Besides, that is the stuff of fantasies, right? No one has the power to disappear someone. Because, in fact, that is exactly what Sarah is thinking of.

As a college professor, Sarah's boss is not only strongly coming on to her, he has a reputation of harassing others. Sarah simply is not safe. The man will stop at nothing, and he has the power to bend things to his will. As a single mother of two children, Sarah needs her job, and it might be impossible to find another one. Can she manage to avoid her boss's crude advances?

Whether or not Sarah makes that one-in-a-million call is part of the thrilling suspense this book contains This leads to exciting, cheek-biting twists and turns that made this book utterly impossible to put down. I gladly gave this book Five Stars, just as I did his debut book Lies. T.M. Logan is an incredible writer and I am eager to continue reading his books.

Many thanks to St. Martins Press and to NetGalley for this ARC to review in exchange for my honest opinion.


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 is his first novel - published by Bonnier Zaffre in January 2017. His next thriller, 29 SECONDS, comes out in January 2018 and is currently available to pre-order. For exclusive writing and new releases from TM Logan, sign up to the Readers’ Club:


  1. Another wonderful review Robin. This sounds like a great read.

  2. Lovely review, Robin - this one calls to me

  3. I so want to read this one!

  4. I love the sound of this book! The cover looks amazing.

  5. This is on my TBR for Spookathon this week and now I'm even more excited to read it!!

  6. This is my kind of read, I've never read any of his work, I will have to soon. Great review.

  7. Great review Robin, this book looks and sounds absolutely fantastic and right up my alley to boot as well. I'm really glad you fully enjoyed reading this book. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

  8. Yup definitely another for my tbr. Thank you!