Trust Me By Gemma Metcalfe
‘Trust Me’ is the latest book by Gemma Metcalfe.
Lana needs to sell a holiday, fast. Stuck in Tenerife, in a dead end job, she never expected a response quite like Liamâ€™s.Thousands of miles away a phone rings. Liam never intended to pick up, heâ€™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.
I sat reading this book late into the early hours of Sunday morning, a thrilling story with a dual narrative between a pair of people who have been both dealt poor cards in life.
Lana, has disappeared to Tenerife with her little girl, Amber determined to leave her disastrous past behind, she’s trying to make a new start but is struggling in her job at a call centre selling holidays. She’s only one sale away from losing her job.
Fortunately or unfortunately, Lana calls Liam, a man on the cusp of giving up. His life was been filled with lies and deaths and he no longer has the strength to keep going on. Through the duration of the phone call, the pair of them compare their stories and how they both came to this point in their lives.
The story makes for thrilling and sad reading as we read about an unlikely friendship that is forged between two people as they both battle to move forward. As Liam, struggles to find light, Lana is there to offer support during this dark time. The story flashes between past and present tenses, as both of them regale tales of their lives.
Both characters are heartwarming, as both their main concerns are the care of their children and this is quite evident from the very start of the story.
A compassionate and gripping story set against a bleak background, the story makes for realistic and relatable reading as people deal with real life struggles, lies, guilt and poverty. I really enjoyed ‘Trust Me’, it’s a story that is riddled with drama and suspense, the plot is cleverly written and flows seamlessly from past to present keeping the reader engaged and constantly on their toes.
You can pre-order [amazon_link id=”B01M4KBUBM” target=”_blank” ]Trust Me from Amazon [/amazon_link] and will be available to buy from 10th March 2017.