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29 Seconds

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  3,093 ratings  ·  370 reviews
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 intoler
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Published March 8th 2018 by twenty7
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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
Miriam Smith
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: twitter
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
Apr 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, thriller
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Feb 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: british, crime, pigeonhole

When Sarah rescues the daughter of a Russian mobster from imminent danger, as a return he offers her to make a decision, which changes the course of her life.
What would you do if you are offered a chance to get rid of one person, who makes your life miserable on a daily basis? Would you be tempted to take it?

Overall this was an entertaining and fast-paced read, with decent amount of twists and turns.
Vikki Patis
Jan 23, 2018 rated it did not like it
I so rarely give negative reviews because I can usually find something positive to talk about. I can usually see why some people might enjoy this or that, but, sadly, it isn't the case this time.

I just could not get into this book. The whole thing felt contrived and way too far fetched. (Russian criminals, really?) Lovelock was like a cartoon villain, and Sarah's plight, while relevant in the days of #MeToo and the revelations of workplace sexual harassment, just didn't sit right. Perhaps it's
Kayla (kaylareads)
Apr 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you were given the chance to make one person disappear without a trace would you?

If a book can grab me on page one then I’m already optimistic that it’s gonna be a crazy ride. Even better when it’s a thriller.
I’ve put myself on a temporary ban from buying any kindle books if they cost over £2 until next payday. Luckily I found this one on my tbr for the tiny sum of 98p. I’ve read awful free/cheap books and I’ve read some of the best. This one was a slow burner up until the half way mark whe
Mandy White
Jan 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: net-galley
A very hot Sunday afternoon here in Sydney today so I sat in air conditioned comfort and read this entire book. It was a story that hooks you from the very start and does not let go until the last page.

Sarah is a character with a lot going on in her life... her husband has disappeared leaving her with the 2 young children. Her boss is a disgusting sleaze of a man who has friends in all the right places. But this does not stop her from stopping to help a young girl in trouble on her way home from
Mar 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Having really enjoyed Lies, the author’s debut novel, I was super keen to read this. 29 Seconds is a very timely and topical novel featuring an odious sexual predator who makes women’s lives a misery.

Our main protagonist, Sarah, is a busy mum with a flaky husband, who is currently out of the picture. She has a job as an academic that she loves and is keen to proceed further with her career however her boss, Professor Alan Lovelock is the only fly in the ointment. Complaints have been made agains
Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
I went into this story totally blindly, only lured by the intriguing title, and am glad that I did. 29 seconds of what? The clock is ticking .... I will try to write this review without giving anything away, since this story very much relies on its original premise and the surprises it holds in store.

Our main protagonist is Sarah, an accomplished academic in her early thirties, whose career is being thwarted by members of the “old boys club” at the university she is working at. Her boss is a sex
Laura Rash
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
With some twists you didn’t see coming & an unexpected ending this made for a fast & fascinating read. I liked his other book Lies as well. Looking forward to more from Logan.
Erin Clemence
Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel.

Sarah is working her way up the academic ladder, hoping to land a tenured position at the university where she is a professor, while trying to raise her two children on her own. One afternoon, she interferes in a potential kidnapping, saving a young girl, and her life is forever altered. The father of the young girl reaches out to her to show his gratitude with one promise- he will make anyone in her life di
Lisa Houston
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sarah is a Dr at the University. She seems to have it all. Lovely house, 2 children, great job. Or does she? What would you do if your boss told you in order to keep your job you have to sleep with him? This book was fantastic. It had me hooked from the 1st page. So much so before i new it i was 30% through after just starting it. It will have you on the edge of your seat. Never knowing whats coming next. It really is a great read.
Ante The Zmaj
2 ili 3 zvjezdice? Jako gusto, ali na kraju ipak poticajne 3, na račun Laži!

U ovom trenutku možda je ovu recenziju najbolje početi zadnjim stranicama romana 29 sekundi, točnije prvim rečenicama zahvale, u kojoj autor T.M. Logan iznosi svoje shvaćanje glazbenika kojima je teže izdati drugi album od onog prvog.

Da, istina je. T.M. Logan imao je jako nezahvalan zadatak.

Laži, debitantski roman T.M. Logana, triler koji je police hrvatskih knjižara ugledao u ljeto 2018. godine, naišao je na veliko odo
Kavita Kumar-Karthik
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Holy sh*t!! This story is phenomenal ! The plot is totally original and it kept me guessing throughout the book.. I was hooked to it from the start and it just kept getting better. Thrilling in the truest sense !!

The book starts with Sarah, a brilliant research assistant to a sleazy perv but famous Oxbridge-educated TV academic Professor Alan Lovelock, who is a big shot at Queen Anne University and beyond approach. Sarah and the other female research assistants have set "Rules" of self preservat
Magdalena(Throne of Bookaholic)
Odmah na početku moram priznati kako sam očekivala puno od ove knjige s obzirom da me autorov prvijenac Laži osvojio. Upravo zbog toga sam jedva čekala da njegov drugi roman dođe u moje ruke i da se odmah bacim na čitanje. Toliko sam ju dugo iščekivala da sam ostavila postrance knjigu koju sam taj tren čitala. Autoru niti ovoga puta nije trebalo dugo da me zaintrigira i uvuče u radnju. A činjenica da sam knjigu pročitala u tri sata govori mnogo, zar ne?

Mislim da svakog od vas najviše zanima je l
Apr 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
A very impressive story about sexual harassment on the work floor and what it can do with the someone. Sarah is a very believable victim. It contains highly original twists and surprises.
Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018

I received a free e-book copy of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

(TW for the book: sexual harrassment in workplace, several instances of attempted rape.)

29 seconds by T.M. Logan is a thriller based on a simple premise: the protagonist, Sarah, gets a chance to make one person in her life "disappear" forever. All it takes is a short phone call - the eponymous 29 seconds - and all her problems are solved.

Unfortunately, the book doesn't quite live up to the high expectati
Joanne Robertson
Jan 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved Lies the debut novel by T.M. Logan that was published last year as you will be able to tell if you read my review HERE

So I was delighted to get an early copy of 29 Seconds from netgalley and I managed to escape from the hustle and bustle of Christmas to cuddle up with it so I could give it my undivided attention. And boy was I glad that I did as this is one of those books that you won’t want to put down! From the opening prologue, I was drawn into this intriguing dilemma for Sarah. If sh
Tamara CitamGledamSlusam
3, 7

Zanimljivo i brzog tempa, ali pomalo naivno i tesko za povjerovati da je bas sve to moguce. Tema je aktualna, progovara o muskarcu koji skriveno maltretira svoje kolegicama, a najzanimljivija mi je ta moralna dvojba s kojom je glavna junakinja suocena. Realizacija mi je malo mlaka naspram ideje, ali sve u svemu dobra knjiga za razonodu.
May 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you had the option to make one person disappear forever with a phone call, what would you do?

From the moment I read the synopsis I knew I had to read it! Seriously, the description makes it sound like an incredible thriller with a unique premise. Original stories are getting harder to come across as everything has been done before but this is as close to that as possible. And it didn't disappoint!

The premise is thought provoking and explores moral issues as well as themes of sexual misconduct
Sherri Thacker
I'm not sure there's ever been a character in a book that I have hated any worse than Professor Hawthorne. He is a piece of work! He got on my nerves from the very beginning and it continued throughout. A nice twist at the end! Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the book for my honest review.
Lili  Marcus
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Warning: This book may contain triggers.

When Sarah unknowingly saved a young girl from an abduction, she didn't expect that the father of the one she saved Would offer her a possible solution to get rid a source of her problem .

Give me one name. One person. And I will make them disappear . . . Because everyone has a name to give. Don't they?

And with Sarah's situation, the offer seemed tempting. She has a good job in the Academia and dedicated to it. But her boss isn't making it easy for her a
Mar 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thriller
When I first read the book description of ’29 Seconds’ I was immediately really fascinated by this read. I had not heard about this author before but this book just sounded really thrilling. And I loved the cover. So when I received my copy of the book I started reading as fast as I could.

From the moment I started reading this book I was completely hooked. I simply couldn’t put this book down. When main character Sarah rescues a young girl, she doesn’t expect anything for her act of bravery. Bu
May 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Before you start this novel - prepare to do nothing until you have finished it in one sitting. It is completely unputdownable. I snapped at my husband everytime he tried to speak to me and I even read through dinner. It was totally gripping.

The female lead really stole the show for me. I found her unshakeable resolve and strength of character very admirable especially when faced with a horrific sexual predator in the workplace. An excellent read!
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Tim was born in Berkshire and studied in London and Cardiff before becoming a national newspaper journalist. He currently writes full-time and lives in Nottinghamshire with his wife and two children.

His debut thriller Lies (2017) sold more than 350,000 copies and was one of Amazon’s biggest selling e-books of 2017. Together with his second standalone thriller, 29 Seconds (2018), his books are now
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