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Give me one name. One person. And I will make them disappear . . .

When Sarah rescues a young girl in trouble, she expects nothing in return. But her act of bravery puts a powerful and dangerous man in her debt. He lives by his own brutal code, and all debts must be repaid - in the only way he knows how.

He offers Sarah a way to solve a desperate situation with her intol
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Paperback, 432 pages
Published March 8th 2018 by twenty7 (first published January 25th 2018)
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Maureen
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
29 seconds - it's not long is it? But for Sarah, 29 seconds will have the capacity to change her life for ever, and ultimately her boss's too, much to his detriment.

When Sarah saves the life of a little girl, she has no idea that the girl's father is a rich and powerful man who only has to click his fingers to make things happen. The father is indebted to Sarah and he makes her an offer- the opportunity to make someone disappear. He has no scruples when it comes to eliminating obstacles, even if
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Mary Beth
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
FIVE CRAZY STARS

There were three conditions. She had 72 hours to provide a name. If she said no, the offer disappeared. Forever. And if she said, Yes, there was no going back. No changing her mind.
She stated at this stranger, this man she had never met before and never would again after tonight. A powerful dangerous man who found himself in her debt
It was strictly a one time deal, a once in a lifetime offer. A deal that might change her life. A deal that would almost certainly change someone el
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Dita
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This was a great book but I found the protagonist harder to sympathize with than many readers. Not a spoiler because it's on the back cover but she does an accidental favor for a very bad guy who is determined to pay her back. He offers to make someone in her life disappear, she takes him up on it and her life goes to hell.

You know what? That's what happens when you let a guy with ties to the Russian mafia do you a favor and maybe, just maybe, that's what you deserve if you take a hit out on som
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Meredith
Sep 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
3.5 stars

This was all over the place and drove me a little crazy, but I loved the ending!


29 Seconds is a twisty and timely read about a woman who is given the opportunity to make anyone in her life permanently “disappear.” All she needs to do is make one 29 second phone call and someone will be gone forever.

29 Seconds focuses somewhat on the #metoo movement. In some ways, it is very timely and relevant. The twist of (view spoiler) adds
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Miriam Smith
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Don't expect to pick up "29 Seconds" and be able to just read a couple of chapters because you won't. Completely addictive and utterly compelling, I was hooked immediately and knew this was going to be a truly brilliant read - I was not disappointed!
When Sarah rescues a young girl in trouble her act of bravery puts a powerful and dangerous man in her debt. He lives by his own brutal code, and all debts must be repaid - in the only way he knows how. He offers Sarah a way to solve a desperate situ
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Kaceey
3.5*
Be prepared to suspend all believability! And I mean...ALL!

Oh, I was so excited to read this book! I’ve seen numerous glowing reviews and quickly moved it up my queue.

But… it didn’t quite work out as expected. Maybe if this book had been released ten years ago, maybe even five, it would have had more relevance. But in the face of the #Me Too movement, I just couldn’t get behind this story-line. I'd like to think we've come further than this... but sadly...maybe we haven't...yet!!

29 Seconds.
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Julie
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
29 Seconds by T.M. Logan is a 2019 St. Martin’s Press publication.

Fast, furious, crazy…

But very entertaining-


Alan Hawthorne, a university professor who rakes in millions of dollars through his television show, has gotten away with exhibiting inappropriate behavior toward his female colleagues for years.

Now, he has set his sights on Sarah, a young professor trying to find her footing in the Hawthorne controlled workplace.

Although Sarah has resisted Alan, she soon finds herself ensnared in his
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marilyn
Sep 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
I've never encountered the threat of sexual abuse in the way that the main character Sarah encounters it but I have to say I've never read a book that made me feel so violated and threatened, on Sarah's behalf. I do avoid this type of subject matter usually, because it makes me feel so uncomfortable but I think the author does a fantastic job of putting us in Sarah's shoes, allowing us to feel her total helplessness to defend herself, to fight off what she knows is going to happen, to feel that ...more
Liz
Aug 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I didn’t realize that when I picked up 29 Seconds, it would start with a scene concerning sexual harassment. Having just finished The Whisper Network, I felt caught in a loop. But this one deals with being offered a way out of the predicament.

You see, single mom Sarah happens to save a young girl from a kidnapping. Not just any young girl, but the daughter of a very bad man. Who as a way of saying thank you, offers Sarah the opportunity to make one person disappear from her life. She’s got 72 h
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Susanne  Strong
3 Stars.

For the first time in her life, Sarah has the chance to take the bull by the horns.

Give me one name. One person – and I will make them disappear.

It’s not so easy in practice but when given the opportunity, Sarah must make an impossible choice. A detrimental choice. Consequences be damned.

Sarah’s boss Alan has been sexually harassing her for years and unfortunately there hasn’t been a damn thing she could do about it, till now. A chance encounter on a road one morning when Sarah saved a
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Debra
Sep 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: edelweiss
Give me one name. One person. And I will make them disappear . . ..

When Sarah rescues a young girl in danger, a powerful man vows to repay the debt...all he needs is one name and that person will disappear no questions asked.

Sarah never thinks she will call him on this promise, but she is dealing with her husband leaving her and their two children, for life with another woman. As if that is not enough, Sarah is dealing with sexual harassment at work. Her boss is holding her job and job advancem
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Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill
In 29 seconds your entire life could change...and you could destroy someone's life in 29 seconds...all with one little phone call...

If you could make someone disappear with just a simple phone call and nobody would ever know you were behind it. Would you do it? Would you be tempted? How is that for a teaser for this book?! I had to read it. Not only that but I loved T.M. Logan's last book- Lies. I was so intrigued by this blurb that I couldn't wait to see what this was about.

Alan Hawthorne is qu
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Carolyn
Dr Sarah Haywood is a young, up and coming academic. She's worked hard to build up her reputation as a good teacher and researcher and has some excellent publications, all while caring for her two small children on her own. However, her hopes of promotion to a permanent position are dashed when her Head of Department, Professor Alan Hawthorne tells her she will have to remain at the same level on a short term contract for another year and any chance of future promotion will depend on how she tre ...more
Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
A timely, compelling thriller! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Sarah is just starting out with her first professor job, working under Alan Hawthorne, a well known scholar and TV host. Hawthorne is bringing in millions of dollars in grants while he mistreats women and has gotten away with it for years. He now has his sights set on Sarah.

Hawthorne is becoming more dangerous in his advances towards Sarah, and she’s feeling trapped. That all changes when, while driving home, she helps a young child being kidnapped.
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Jonetta
Well, that took a turn!

Dr. Sarah Haywood is a contract teaching assistant at Queen Anne University, hoping for a permanent position she’s worked hard to earn. However, the path to that promotion is through a powerful and esteemed professor, Alan Hawthorne, who’s also a notorious sexual harasser. Sarah has successfully navigated herself out of his clutches but now that her career is on the line, he’s got her cornered, literally and figuratively. A chance situation puts another powerful man in her
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Jilly
I got an arc from a publisher for this one and I agreed to be honest in my review. Sorry, but if you say "honest", you are going to get it.

This book was supposed to be a psychological thriller. A lady who is being sexually harassed at work gets the chance to have anyone she wants "disappear". I liked the idea. The problem was the heroine, Sarah. She had to be the biggest loser ever. I hated her enough that I would have liked to "disappear" her by the end of the thing.


Well, almost. Except that I
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Nazanin
Apr 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: thriller, 2018
3.5 "Stick-to-the-Rules" Stars

Professor Alan is an outstanding scholar and a gifted researcher, one of the best but he’s harassing Sarah. They work in the same university but Sarah’s contract isn’t permanent yet and the only obstacle to her contract is Alan. So because of Alan’s influence, she can’t make a complaint. But she did something and her reward is she can provide a name and that person will be disappeared! But can she do that? Or she thinks about something else!? But it’s her reward so
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Erin
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, netgalley
4.5 stars!

Damn this was so good! I loved the author's debut last year Lies, but this book was definitely better. Sarah, recently separated from her husband, is juggling raising two kids and her workload as a university professor. A job that she loves, but that one of the men in her department makes exceedingly hard. When she rescues a little girl from a kidnapping attempt, a grateful father offers to do a favour for Sarah. The offer to remove a person from her life- PERMANENTLY. The only stip
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Pauline
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley

29 Seconds by T.M.Logan is a psychological thriller that kept my hooked from the first page to the last. I could not put it down and read it in one day, 3am before I finished it. Sarah is a hard working mother of two young children. Deserted by her husband and trying to cope. Her boss is a bully and a sexual predator who makes it clear that if she wants to do well in her career she has to agree to his advances. Sarah is then offered a way to get rid of her boss for good but will she agree to thi
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Selena
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a free e-copy of 29 Seconds by T.M. Logan from NetGalley for my honest review.

Wow, what a crazy and thrilling read!

Sarah, a mother of two children, works at the University with Dr. Alan Hawthorne. Dr. Hawthorne is a disgusting, sexist man who finds a way to get what he wants and has been doing so for many, many years. Unfortunately, Sarah is next on his list. He tells Sarah that unless she gives him what she wants, she won't get her promotion she has coming up.

Sarah doesn't now who
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Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
29 Seconds is a taut, beautifully crafted thriller that begs the question: Is there anything you wouldn't do if your back was pressed against the wall and you were on the verge of losing everything? Dr. Sarah Haywood is a temporary research assistant in line for a permanent position at Queen Anne University. By all rights, Sarah should get the upcoming department promotion as she has put in her time and paid her dues. Unfortunately, her fate is in the hands of her immediate supervisor Professor ...more
Katie B
3.5 stars

I've given this book the same rating as the author's last book but I do think this one ended up being a smidge better. If you think you can handle a book dealing with the topic of sexual harassment and you enjoyed the author's previous novel, you should give this one a look. It's not perfect, but I do like what the author did with the last part of the book.

If the #metoo movement has taught us anything it's there are horrible sexual predators in every segment of the workforce. In the cas
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Kristy
Sep 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sarah's life is ruled by her horrible boss. Yet he's untouchable due to a sizable grant and his famous TV show. Driving to get her children from school one day, Sarah rescues a young girl from harm. She does it out of the kindness of her heart, expecting nothing in return. But her act puts a very powerful man in her debt, and he decides that it must be repaid in his own way. He offers Sarah a 72-hour deal: he can make someone disappear with a simple phone call. No traces to her, no repercussions ...more
Dennis
3.5 stars, rounded up for originality.

I loved TM Logan's Lies when I read it over the summer. It was one of the better reads of 2018, that's for sure. When I saw that TM Logan had released another book (currently only in the UK), I knew that I needed a chance to read this new title. 29 Seconds is refreshingly different than TM Logan's Lies, and the writing is also structured very differently. I'll touch more about that later, but let's talk about the synopsis. It's very, very, very vague, and it
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BIBLIOMANIAC MJ
Dec 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Give me one name. One person. And I will make them disappear . . .

Sarah is a hard working, dedicated and accomplished academic, but all her hard work will soon be for nothing if she doesn't do something about her situation. Her serial predator of a boss has made it increasingly clear he is all powerful in his position at the university in which he and Sarah both work. He has all the university big wigs in his pocket. His influence is so great that the only way for her to now keep her job or even
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Mackenzie - PhDiva Books
A twisting, tantalizing ride that had me glued to this book to the very final page. What a story!!! What an ending!!! T. M. Logan is one of my favorite writers and this was probably my favorite book yet. In 29 Seconds, a good deed leads to an offer that is hard to turn down, and those 29 seconds set a plan in motion that will change everything…

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Sarah Haywood is working hard to get a permanent position at Queen Anne University for two years. She gets top marks from her students, has
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Mark
Nov 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There is always a bit of doubt that an authors follow up book to a brilliant debut will not maintain that brilliance, sometimes it doesn’t..... but in the case of T.M.Logan it does and even slightly betters it

Our main character Sarah ( who I loved more or less instantly ) is bullied by her TV presenter of a boss.....he wants sex in return for his promises of promotion......he is a bully who thrives on his harassment and sexual gratification of his staff, peiple ate scared of him, he makes their
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Natasha Niezgoda
WOOF. When was the last time you were on the fence about a book? Because I’m standing on that fence right now!

29 Seconds was one of my most highly anticipated reads for this Fall. And for all intents, I liked it. BUTTTT, I didn’t love it because (eeek) there were parts I just couldn’t with. 🙄

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So here’s the deal, for this book to work (like really work) you need to suspend all notions of plausible reality. And I’m not talking fiction-fantasy land, I’m talking there’s just NO WAY anyone would be th
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Faith
Jun 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book turned out to be better than I expected because it added a twist to a revenge story. Sarah is a professor who is trying to earn a permanent position in a department controlled by a serial sexual harasser. She also has 2 young children and a husband who has run off with another woman. Alan Hawthorne has no scruples and has ruined careers before. You might ask, why didn’t Sarah just quit her job? Well, it’s not always that easy. However, a grateful benefactor offers her a chance for reve ...more
Nicki
Nov 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Warning...the plot of this book contains triggers that might upset some readers

Give me one name. One person. And I will make them disappear . . .

When Sarah rescues a young girl in trouble, she expects nothing in return. But her act of bravery puts a powerful and dangerous man in her debt. He lives by his own brutal code, and all debts must be repaid - in the only way he knows how.

He offers Sarah a way to solve a desperate situation with her intolerable boss. A once-in-a-lifetime deal that will m
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