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 Gemma Metcalfe’s debut novel and what a corker of a read it is. I was hooked from the first page and it only took me a couple of days to finish it.
Lana is working at a call center in Tenerife selling cheap holidays to British tourists. She is struggling to make that all important sale and her boss has warned her that she will be sacked if he does not see improvement. But when she phones a number and speaks to Liam who lives hundreds of miles away in England, she could not possibly have known how much this phone call would change her life forever.
Liam confesses to Lana over the phone that he is intending to kill himself but Lana tries desperately to stop him. What do you do when someone tells you something so horrific? Can Lana really afford to help him at that moment when her boss is breathing down her neck all the time demanding that she make a sale?
Gemma will keep you turning the pages as she delves deeper into her character’s lives. I wasn’t sure where this story was going to go, when Lana and Liam began to talk about their pasts, but the direction it took really did shock me, the ending left me reeling, not just for Liam but for Lana as well.
A terrific debut novel, I’m looking forward to seeing what Gemma does next. Thank you to HQ Digital and NetGalley for providing me with a copy to review.
Publisher: HQ Digital
Publication date: 10th March 2017