2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
Tina has read 4 books toward her goal of 30 books.

Monday, June 22, 2009

REVIEW for Trust No One

Thank you Sarah at St-Martin's Press for sending me this great, great thriller!!!

TITLE: Trust No One

AUTHOR: Gregg Hurwitz

GENRE: Thriller

RATING: 5 Stars

I rarely give 5 stars as a rating, but this thriller by Gregg Hurwitz had me on the edge of my seat from the very first sentence to the very last one! I have said this before - but if authors need to simply learn that they have to write a "bang up" first chapter in order to keep most readers engaged. We have no such problem here.

As the first chapter opens, we find Nick Horrigan, is awake once again at 2:18 a.m. This is something that has been happening on a fairly regular basis to Nick for years and is directly related to his complex past - which we will soon get to know fairly intimately. As Nick lies there, suddenly, a bunch of "agents" break into his place (and not politely knocking on his front door) and force him to go with them to meet some madman threatening all kinds of horror. While Nick faces down the madman, he learns some very interesting and surprising things about his past - and this, in turn, will send him back into a search for redemption that he thought he had put behind him a long time ago.

You see, Nick is a young man with a shameful and painful secret - and it would appear that he is now going to have to face up to it and finally find the answers to the questions that he has been running away from for years.

This is a clever plotline - intertwining - a young Nick and present Nick - both of whom are trying to reconciliate themselves to that fateful night - so long ago when Nick's adored stepfather, a Special Agent with the White House is murdered. Was he killed because of his loyal stand to the then President or what he killed by his own accomplices who were trying to bring down the President?

Although this happened a long time ago, as destiny often happens, Nick will, once again, find himself facing these same questions - and in an attempt to clear his stepfather's good name, will stop at nothing to get to the bottom of it - even if it means losing his own life or worse - discovering that his stepfather was indeed a traitor.

This book has it all - action, murder, a likeable and confused (for the most part) main character, a great supporting cast of eccentric characters, but best of all, a plot and storyline that keep you completely involved and itching to get to the next page - while at the same time, hoping the book does not end.

Loved it.


itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Wow! 5 stars! I don't even remember the last time you gave anything 5 stars, when was it?
This one will go on my list.
I like a good thriller now and then.

bermudaonion said...

A 5 star thriller! Sounds like a must read. I'm writing this one down.

ann marie said...

I love his writing, thanks for the great review. I have this one added to my shopping list. Have a great week. :)

Myckyee said...

Sounds great, Tina!

Diane said...

this sounds awesome; i love good thrillers; great review. thanks

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