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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 intoler
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Paperback, 432 pages
Published March 8th 2018 by twenty7
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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 *Traveling Sister*
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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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
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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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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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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
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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Nazanin
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
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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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Erin
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, kindle
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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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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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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Cortney LaScola - The Bookworm, Myrtle Beach
Great book! I read it in 24 hours because I couldn't wait to see how the story played out.

I really liked Lies, and 29 seconds was an awesome follow up. Can't wait to see what else this author does!
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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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
HollyLovesBooks
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This may very well be my favorite thriller of the year. I read a fairly large proportion of thrillers in my mix of books and this is the first of the year that both kept me up way too late and didn’t disappoint at all throughout. T. M. Logan does a brilliant job with this book, despite his daughter saying “he sits in a room and makes stuff up” and his son wondering when he’s going to get a proper job. If he keeps this up, they will be excited that Dad chose writing as his proper job.
This book h
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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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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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Helga
Feb 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: british, crime, pigeonhole
3.5

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
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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
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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
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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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Jill McGill
You have 29 Seconds to make someone disappear... would you do it?

Dr. Sarah Haywood, a mother of two little ones, works at a University with Dr. Alan Hawthorne. Sarah has a lot going on in her life right now... her husband left and is who knows where, and her boss Dr. Alan Hawthorne won't leave her alone - he's a disgusting sleaze. The worst part of it all, he told Sarah that unless she gives him what he wants, she will not get the big promotion that she deserves.

When Sarah rescued a young gir
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Donna Backshall
While I appreciate that the author was trying to bring awareness to an important and timely topic, sexual harrassment in the workplace, with the unique twist of a moral test thrown in, I really hated this novel and its wholly pathetic main character.

Review to come, once I figure out how to use my words to effectively express my disappointment and disbelief.

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Review time!

29 Seconds was an insanely simplistic book about a woman who was being sexually harassed at work and
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Karen
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
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Glenda
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What would you do if someone, a complete stranger, offered to make one person of your choice disappear forever, with absolutely nothing to tie you to the disappearance? I, of course, as most people would answer a resounding “no way”. You could not do such a thing.

Don’t be too sure. This book takes you into the mind and life of Sarah, a contracted, temporary professor at a university with an absent husband and children. Sarah is almost sure, to be offered a permanent tenured position at the univ
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Monika Sadowski
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a tense and fast paste psychological thriller with a lot of twists and turns. Sexual harassment in work is very difficult and hard subject. I am glad that T.M. Logan talks about this problem in his book. Very good writing and great ending.

Thank you to NetGalley and St Martin’s Press for a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
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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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