Trust Me by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Trust Me

An accused killer insists she's innocent of a heinous murder.A grieving journalist surfaces from the wreckage of her shattered life.Their unlikely alliance leads to a dangerous cat and mouse game that will leave you breathless.Who can you trust when you can't trust yourself?Trust Me is the chilling standalone novel of psychological suspense and manipulation that award-winning author and renowned investigative reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan was born...


Details Trust Me

TitleTrust Me
ISBN9780765393074
Author
Release DateAug 28th, 2018
PublisherForge Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreThriller, Mystery, Fiction, Mystery Thriller, Suspense
Rating

Reviews Trust Me

  • Fran
    1970-01-01
    Journalist Mercer Hennessey was a full time mother to daughter, Sophie, putting her career on hold. Nothing could have prepared her for the accident that took the life of lawyer husband, Dex and three year old, Sophie. Her steamy bathroom mirror displayed 442, the number of days since the accident. Grief kept Dex and Sophie alive. Mercer would not allow her sorrow to retreat. She had become reclusive, seldom leaving her house. She kept replaying ...
  • Jamie Rosenblit
    1970-01-01
    For the love of all that is holy (books!), please give me half stars already, Goodreads!!!!This is such a true 4.5 for me that I really couldn’t decide whether to round up or down...so up it is! This was my first book by Ryan and it raises such an interesting premise about who can you trust and how does it impact how you feel about said situations. Mercer is grieving the loss of her husband and young daughter when she is approached to write a b...
  • 3 no 7
    1970-01-01
    “Trust Me” by Hank Phillippi Ryan , is a first person narrative by Mercer Hennessey, who is struggling to go on after an accident that claimed her child and her husband. “Using one forefinger I write on the bathroom mirror...442…Four hundred forty-two days since the car accident that destroyed my family.”Mercer’s friend and business associate Katherine Craft, wants her to go back to work, to write again. She has the perfect assignment...
  • Judy Collins
    1970-01-01
    Review to follow.
  • Viccy
    1970-01-01
    Mercer Hennessey lost her family over a year ago in a tragic car accident. Katherine Craft, her friend and a book agent, contacts her with a great book proposal: Mercer will write a book covering the trial of Ashlyn Bryant, accused of murdering her daughter, Tasha Nicole, and dumping her body in Boston Harbor. As Katherine predicted, the book practically writes itself, until it doesn't, when Ashlyn is found "not guilty" by a jury of her peers. Bu...
  • Megan
    1970-01-01
    Hank Phillippi Ryan's first standalone novel has many of the same elements that I have enjoyed in her Jane Ryland and Charlotte McNally series: interesting female characters, complex stories that take many twists and turns, and plot elements that could have been ripped from the headlines but are presented in fresh ways. Those series and this standalone novel draw on Ryan's journalistic background, which gives her stories and characters extraordin...
  • Cari
    1970-01-01
    Possibly my favorite of Hank's books. Mercer Hennessey is a reporter struggling with grief after an accident claimed the lives of her husband and small daughter. She's assigned to write a book about the case of Ashlyn Bryant, a woman accused of killing her own small daughter. It may the hardest thing Mercer has to do, but she puts her mind to the task. That's pretty much all I can say without ruining the story - Mercer ends up in places and with ...
  • Janet L.
    1970-01-01
    I received an advance reader copy of this book. I have read other books by this author and was excited to read this one. “Trust Me”, this is an awesome book with twists and turns that I didn’t see coming. You will not be disappointed if you read this book, it is well worth it! Bravo for a job well done!
  • Karen J
    1970-01-01
    I just received AND read this thriller yesterday! Could not put it down until I fished at 1 am. Excellent writing, excruciating plot, ending....Oh My. I am an avid reader and the narration and twists in this story were amazing! Thank you for your excellent skill in bringing this reader into your imaginary yet so incredibly realistic world. The characters are unforgettable. My dreams were filled with them.
  • Kathy Cunningham
    1970-01-01
    Hank Phillippi Ryan’s TRUST ME is a riveting psychological thriller about two women connected by devastating tragedy. Mercer Hennessey is a journalist whose husband and 3-year-old daughter Sophie were killed in car accident over a year before the novel begins. She’s been haunted by the loss, feeling trapped in a stagnant present she can’t quite move past. When a friend asks her to write a true crime book about the trial of Ashlyn Brant, acc...
  • Mary Garrett
    1970-01-01
    TRUST ME by Hank Phillippi RyanAn amazing book! I'm going to recommend it to my book club.Whom to trust? Does anyone tell the truth? What is the truth? Mercer Hennessey is sure she knows, but the case of “Baby Boston” shakes the foundations her certainty. It hits too close to her own tragedy. How can she stay objective? Can she? “I’ll have to imagine much of it. In other words, make it up. Some . . . will be near-fiction.”Everyone knows...
  • Christine
    1970-01-01
    Mercer Hennessey is contacted by her former editor to write a book about a sensational local murder trial, in which Ashlyn Bryant has been accused of killing her two-year-old daughter. Mercer accepts because she could use they money and the case interests her. She also hopes working on the book and helping to spotlight Ashlyn's guilt might help her get over her grief for her husband and young daughter who were killed in a car accident a little ov...
  • Tracy (The Pages In-Between)
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to Hank Phillippi Ryan for sending me an ARC of this book, in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own. For people like me, who were/are glued to the t.v. regarding news like Casey Anthony, Andrea Yates, Susan Smith, and the like. This book was very much pulled from the headlines, and I saw a lot of similarities to the above mentioned women and what they've done to their children, or in the case of Casey Anthony, what she ...
  • Joan
    1970-01-01
    Review of Advance Reading CopyFour hundred forty-two days ago, journalist Mercer Hennessey lost her husband and daughter in a tragic accident. She’s still grieving, still struggling with the monumental loss. But she’s offered an assignment she finds difficult to pass up: writing the true inside story of “Baby Boston” as the murder trial of a lifetime spins out in the courtroom. Ashlyn Bryant, the little girl’s mother, stands accused of ...
  • Trude
    1970-01-01
    Wow...just wow! What a fantastic book. I've been a fan of Hank Phillippi Ryan since I read Prime Time, and I love her Jane Ryland books. This is her first stand-alone and she knocks it out of the park! The subject matter is timely and the writing fast paced with twists and turns around every corner...just when you think you know what is happening Hank changes things up. Who do you trust...what do you trust?Mercer is trying to pull herself out of ...
  • Keenan Powell
    1970-01-01
    Journalist Mercer Hennessey is grieving from the worst tragedy that could befall a wife and mother. Now living alone in the family home, virtually a recluse, she writes a number in the steamed-up bathroom mirror every morning: the number of days since it happened. On day 442, publishing friend Katherine persuades Mercer to write a book about the sensational Baby Boston murder trial. Party girl Ashlyn Bryant stands accused of murdering her two-yea...
  • Elisabeth Elo
    1970-01-01
    Hank Phillippi Ryan's first standalone is definitely a winner. It's the story of a journalist grieving for her dead child and a woman recently found innocent (but is she really?) of murdering her child who live together in the same house for two weeks so they can collaborate on a true-crime book about the child's mysterious death and the woman's very incompetent murder trial. The premise is cool and original, and the execution lives up to the hyp...
  • Debbie Hagedorn
    1970-01-01
    Trust me…..what is your gut reaction when someone says, “Trust me”? If it’s a politician, I’m sure you’re skeptical. If it’s your spouse, you probably feel comforted. If it’s an acquitted child murderer…..now, that’s a different reaction. Those two words crop up numerous times in this scintillating story, always in a different context and with a very different visceral reaction for the reader. But you can trust me, this is a n...
  • Robyn
    1970-01-01
    If I could give this book 100+ stars I would! Trust Me grabbed me from beginning to end. This book had everything: suspense, murder, twists and turns, intrigue, and I couldn't put it down. Mercer is a journalist who is barely getting on with her life after an accident took her husband and daughter from her. She reluctantly accepts an offer to write a novel about the upcoming trial of an accused murderer. Life as she knew it will never be the same...
  • Robin
    1970-01-01
    I want everyone to know that it took *all* of my reading willpower not to skip ahead in this book. The story was so serpentine and tense that I could hardly stand the suspense. I hate it when that happens. OK, not really. I loved it. Very well done psychological thriller that to me was a cross between GONE GIRL and THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW (A. J. Finn). I took off 1/2 star as I started getting a little confused and off-balance, but then maybe that...
  • Linda grimes
    1970-01-01
    Trust Me is one of the best psychological thrillers I have ever read - and I have read hundreds. You are easily sucked into the story of a woman accused of killing her child. Did she or didn't she? You won't know until the last pages, and you will find your opinion of her guilt change several times during the story. Read this book when you have some free time; otherwise you might play hooky, burn your dinner or lose a whole night of sleep. You wo...
  • Alison
    1970-01-01
    Trust Me was an enthralling read, and I was hooked from the very beginning. It is the first book I’ve read by Hank Phillipi Ryan. I loved the element of the ripped from the headlines murder trial in part one of Trust Me, and found myself holding my breath waiting for the verdict. Trust Me will have you questioning the difference between fiction and reality as well as who can really be trusted. I received an ARC through a giveaway from Goodreads...
  • Barbara
    1970-01-01
    This story was a complete surprise! Just when I thought it was one thing, it became another. Plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing. This was my first by author Hank Phillippi Ryan and I am sure I'll be back for more. The main character, a journalist, is asked by her editor to write the story of the mother on trial for killing her toddler and leaving her body on a Boston Harbor Island, but what happens to the story if she's found not gui...
  • Robin
    1970-01-01
    Timely, suspenseful, well crafted – all true, and irrelevant, as this novel is impossible to put down, so as you read you may simply be inhaling Ryan’s words. It’s going back into the story that gets you really thinking. Ryan frequently uses her extensive professional background as an investigative reporter to good advantage in her fiction, giving her characters, journalists all, a real ring of truth. It adds to the street cred of her novel...
  • Carol
    1970-01-01
    Ok, who do we believe or should I say, how much of what is said should be believed?Mercer has lost her husband and child in a car accident. Now, after 450+ days of mourning, she is asked to write a book about a woman charged with murdering her child. Mercer so wants Ashlyn to be guilty so her book to be is slanted that way leading up to the trial.The trial is only the first half of the book, or so. Do we believe Ashlyn who prides herself on the a...
  • Barbara Lack
    1970-01-01
    This was a mind bender of a book. This book is about lies and different versions of the truth. It was incredibly sad at times. It’s not a book that has any laughs in it. It’s twisty and turny. I loved the way the ending tied everything up. I was riveted from the first page. Ryam’s Writing is incredible. I truly enjoyed this book! I received an advance review copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
  • Norma Huss
    1970-01-01
    Trust Me is beautifully written, totally engrossing, and keeps the reader a bit unsettled. (At least, this reader.) How will it end? Is there a "happy ever after" or a collapse into despair? Hank Phillippi Ryan weaves a narrative, completely in one woman's viewpoint, that shows the push and pull between two women in a search for the real truth. Or, the truth that "could be" true. It's a psychological battle. It may be inevitable that one will win...
  • Woody
    1970-01-01
    This was a slow read. The first section was such a slog I almost gave up. I think they could have ditched the entire first section, taken the really relevant bits and dropped them in the second section with dialogue and maybe a flashback or two. One of the main characters is so over-the-top in words and deeds, I was beginning to think the narrator was hallucinating this entire story. Which would have been a better ending.
  • Lisa Hudson
    1970-01-01
    PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER!What is TRUTH? How do you KNOW it’s the truth? Is it because people tell you it’s the truth? Is it because you “trust your gut”? Do you believe it if the facts prove it? What if the facts have been manipulated? Trust Me explores these questions and so many more as author Hank Ryan Phillipi Ryan leads readers through a fantastic standalone psychological thriller. Her writing is so descriptive that you become a charac...
  • Martha Francescato
    1970-01-01
    Trust Me, Hank Phillippi Ryan's standalone novel, does stand alone, like a brilliant, genuine gem in the midst of many pretentious fakes, and its light beckons us into its well-laid-out labyrinth. It pulls us in from the very beginning, and we are instantly mesmerized by the development of this story. At first I asked, what? No Charlotte McNally? No Jane Ryland? I was intrigued by this new venue. Then, I heard Hank Phillippi Ryan calling me and t...