Trust Me - T.M. Logan

Reading Challenge Category: Wanted to start the year with a good author

Official Blurb:

The chance encounter
Ellen was just trying to help a stranger. Giving a few minutes respite to a flustered young mother sitting opposite her on the train. A few minutes holding her baby while the woman makes an urgent call.
Five minutes pass.
The twist
As the train pulls into a station, Ellen is stunned to see the woman step off the train and rush away down the platform, leaving her baby behind.
Then she discovers a note in the baby's bag, three desperate lines scrawled hastily on a piece of paper:
Please protect Mia
Don't trust the police
Don't trust anyone

My Thoughts:

I wanted to start the year off by reading a book from an author I’d enjoyed towards the end of last year. There is also enough of his back catalogue books that I can save one for the end of the year, so I can finish it off as I started.
This is quite a slow burn of a story. It really grips you from the beginning with what happens to Ellen and the baby on the train. However, the story peters out a little towards the middle, making it quite hard to get through. Many of Ellen’s actions are repetitive and questionable, which led to a frustrating read. The end starts to pick up again, of course, with the big twist that I had begun to suspect.
I questioned a few of the events that happened, such as when Ellen was trying to find Kathryn’s parents, she was accosted by Max and saved by the detective. However, she was nowhere near the parents’ house, so what were they both doing on that street at the same time as her. It was made out that they too were visiting the parents, but a couple of chapters later, we find out exactly where they live, and it wasn’t there. So there were a few plot holes that left me bewildered and wondering if I’d missed anything.
Logan’s books are definitely worth reading just for their endings. He does tend to go for the significant shock factor at the end rather than spread throughout. It is one of the things I like about his books; as you know, no matter how slow they are throughout, it is all going to be worth the wait and perseverance.
I am going to take a little break from this author’s books. I have his new one to read, which needs to be read by the 17th March, but until then, I’m going to take a hiatus so that they can enamour me once more as I did feel like the shine was lost a bit on this one as I was expecting too many spectacular things.

Trust Me
by T.M. Logan
Date Started
1st January 2022
Date Finished
5th January 2022