PUBLISHER: St. Martin’s Press
PUBLICATION DATE: September 10th, 2019
Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for the eARC of this book via NetGalley.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
“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. The beloved professor 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, she’s 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 lives by his own brutal code, and all debts must be repaid. In the only way he knows how. The man 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. 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?
Wow what a suspensful thrill of a book that will take you on one heck of a ride! Full of dark secrets, deceit, betrayal and lies, this book is sure to be a big hit!
The novel starts off as 2 weeks earlier: The main female character Sarah gets into a taxi with a man she refers to as “him”. He is a co-worker and they have all been out together with friends, having a good time and drinking. Sarah and everyone else says how this man is different when he drinks and she was warned to never be alone with him, ever… especially when he drinks. Unfortunately, Sarah didn’t listen to the rules.
Sarah’s boss at work is Alan Hawthorne, and he can be a mean and manipulative man. He seems to enjoy manipulation and holding power over others, especially his employees who he often bullies to get them to do what he says, especially when they want a promotion in their job. he is ruthless and will stop at nothing to get his way. Alan’s character in the book was a very unlikable one. He was easy to despise.
I enjoyed reading about Sarah’s character. She was a hard worker, dedicated to her job, and appeared to know what she wanted in life. She is faced with a few hard decisions in life that she must decide what to do and in which direction to turn, and she struggled a bit with some of her decisions. She was in no way an innocent character as she had her faults as well, but she was not unlikable.
Overall this book took me on a wild ride as I swiped through the pages, often sitting on the edge of my seat as I read page after page. This book had me hooked and I loved it! Full of twists and turns that I didn’t see coming, and an ending that was on point!
A definite must read to add to your TBR!
MY RATING: 5/5 stars