29 Seconds: A Novel (Paperback)
From T.M. Logan, the bestselling author of Lies, comes 29 Seconds, a sensational new thriller that explores what happens when a split second thought of revenge takes on a life of its own.
“Give me one name. One person. And I will make them disappear.”
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, Hawthorne 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, Sarah is 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 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. All it takes is a 29-second phone call.
Because everyone has a name to give. Don’t they?
About the Author
T. M. Logan, the bestselling author of LIES, 29 SECONDS, and THE VACATION, was born in Berkshire to an English father and a German mother. He studied at Queen Mary and Cardiff universities before becoming a national newspaper journalist. He currently works in communications and lives in Nottinghamshire with his wife and two children.
Praise for 29 SECONDS:
“Logan spins out suspense to the final pages in this timely #MeToo thriller.” —Booklist
Praise for LIES:
“Just when you think things can’t possibly get worse . . . they do. And then some. Lies is positively riveting, from the captivating first scene to the shocking twist at the end.”
—Sandra Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Assured, compelling, and hypnotically readable—with a twist at the end I guarantee you won’t see coming.” —Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author
“A tense and gripping thriller.” —B.A. Paris, bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors
"This jaw-dropping psychological thriller is a twisted page-turner that will keep you guessing!" — InTouch Weekly
“A tense suspense thriller with a surprising and satisfying ending, a whodunit of the best kind as it twists and turns…Lies will keep you guessing until the very end.” —Shelf Awareness
"A fast-moving joyride of nerve-wracking suspense and intrigue."—Library Journal
“Gripping…full of unexpected twists and turns, this psychological thriller will leave readers eager for Logan’s next book.”—Publishers Weekly
“An adrenaline-fueled page-turner.”—Kirkus Reviews
“In this fast-paced action thriller, lies upon lies are revealed as a young father races against time to find the truth, prove his innocence, and save his family. You will race through this novel alongside him right up to the shocking, twisted, end!” —Wendy Walker, USA Today bestselling author of All Is Not Forgotten
“Heart-thumping suspense and the greatest twist since Gone Girl. I inhaled Lies in one day and loved every page.” —Michele Campbell, author of It’s Always the Husband