#BookReview: Trust Me by Hank Phillippi Ryan #6bookbestiestrustme @HankPRyan @forgereads



A fictional trial that captivates Boston!

A popular journalist ,Mercer Hennessy has landed a contract to write a novel about a trial that is in session and being referred to as “Baby Boston“.  Mercer is suffering from depression because of a tragedy that struck her family over a year ago and is ready to get back to work.  She knows it will be an emotional roller coaster for her since the victim is a 2 year old child.

Her task is to turn this trial of the century into a true crime hit that will top the best selling charts. Is she up to the task? Ashyln Bryant is on trial for the murder and it seems she has been convicted in the public eye.  Mercer must start her book early and she decides to take the “guilty” angle and get started writing.

The verdict is in….

Ashlyn insists she is innocent. How is Mercer going to deal with the verdict? The game continues…

The fictional case reminded me of the Casey Anthony trial and the way that the public reacted to her and the verdict. Mercer has written the character of Ashlyn very well and I didn’t like her at all!  I also couldn’t tell when she was telling the truth, but that comes out later. Could she be innocent after all? How would Mercer handle this verdict?  These are questions I kept asking myself. I do think the pacing could have worked better for me if the book would have been shorter.  Sometimes it seemed to slow in places.

The story is well-plotted with strong characters, thought provoking scenarios and lots of red herrings!

For fans of  courtroom dramas that will keep you guessing!

*Huge thank you to the author for sending me a copy! She is a gem!


Book Description:

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 to write.

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  1. Holly…so nice to hear from you again….love your selections and reviews…mysteries are my genre…addicted to the Louise Penny series. Wishing you a Happy New Year! Keep up the great blogging!

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