Trust Me by Gemma Metcalfe
Publisher: HQ Digital
Release Date: 10th March 2017
What They Say:
One phone call. Two lives. Their darkest secrets.
Lana needs to sell a holiday, fast. Stuck in Tenerife, in a dead end job, she never expected a response quite like Liam’s.
Thousands of miles away a phone rings. Liam never intended to pick up, he’s too busy choosing the quickest way to die. But at least someone should know the truth before he goes, even if that someone is a stranger.
As time runs out both are drawn to the other, expressing thoughts they never imagined they would share.
When you’re about to die will your secrets even matter?
Trust Me is an intriguing read. As soon as I started reading it, I knew I was going to like this book. In the past few weeks I’ve read two books in places I know, places I’m comfortable with, and this time around, Lana lives in Tenerife, which I know well. I was a bit disappointed there wasn’t MORE of Tenerife featured – because of the way the book unfolds, it could literally have been set anywhere, because there’s not a lot of outside scenes shown, which was sad.
The whole premise is so intriguing, and it allowed me to bypass some of the clunkiness in the writing, Liam in particular comes across a bit too much in his narrative, a bit too willing to spill all kinds of things that wasn’t really necessary to the writing, or the plot. But the whole concept that Lana, ringing people up to sell a holiday, comes across Liam, who very candidly tells her he’s about to kill herself. It reminded me of the Friends episode where Phoebe works in telemarketing for a printing company and ends up talking a man out of suicide. It immediately grabs you, as it does Lana, and you kind of feel like if you put the book down, Liam will die. (Yes, I know it’s fiction but that’s how the book grabs you and makes you feel).
This was such an intriguing read. Liam and Lana both have serious issues, both have things they need to deal with, that they didn’t deal with in the past, and I completely devoured this book in such a short space of time. Gemma Metcalfe has written such a captivating read. I always admire authors who can take two characters and make them the focal point of the novel. Yes, there are other characters, but it’s mostly about those two and it’s intoxicating. Captivating. Hard to put down. Trust Me is a book you probably shouldn’t trust too much and that ending was insane. What a read.
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