Thursday, September 6, 2018

Macmillan Audio review of Trust Me by Hank Phillipi Ryan

When I saw that friend and fantastic author Hank Phillipi Ryan had a new stand alone thriller coming out I knew i needed a copy and when it was one of the August offerings from Macmillan Audio I said, Heck Yeah! Sign me up!

Trust Me

By: Hank Phillippi Ryan
Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 08-28-18
Language: English
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Trust Me is the chilling standalone audiobook of psychological suspense and manipulation that award-winning author and renowned investigative reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan was born to write.

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?
This program includes a bonus interview with the author.

Listen to a sample

My Review:

Trust Me
Hank Phillipi Ryan
Story 4.5
Ryan’s latest tale is a page-turning, emotional rollercoaster ride, a chilling psychological thriller about lies, murder, grief and starting over that will entice and pull at heartstrings. The characters are genuine, the scenes realistic and the first person narrative grabs readers from the start taking them through a myriad of non-stop twists and unexpected turns while holding their rapt attention until the spine-tingling end. And except for a brief period where her grieving yet professional writer protagonist Mercer comes off a bit too gullible the storyline is flawless enthralling her many fans and hooking new ones.
Narration 5
The narration by Saskia Maarleveld is mesmerizingly perfect, depicting each character male and female and every high and low emotion exquisitely. And her rendering of Mercer is absolutely flawless. Her intonations are impeccable and she’s easily understood giving the novel that extra level of enjoyment not found in reading alone. I have enjoyed her work before and am amazed by her expansive genre range. 
It’s day four hundred forty two since journalist Mercer Hennessey lost her husband and toddler daughter in a tragic car accident, she’s stopped living and is merely existing on survivor’s guilt, grief and pain. Then a former colleague shows up with a job offer, the perfect opportunity to kick-start not only her career but just maybe a life re-start too. She’s been given the opportunity to write a true crime book about the Baby Boston murder trial where the baby’s mother is accused of the heinous murder. Mercer agrees and decides to write it for not only the victim in this crime but also for her sweet young daughter whose life ended way too soon. When the trial takes an unexpected twist Mercer and the accused killer’s lives become enmeshed in a way that she would have never in a million years imagined.
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Meet Hank:
HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN is the investigative reporter for Boston's NBC affiliate, and has won thirty-two Emmys and ten Edward R. Murrow Awards. A Boston Globe bestselling author, Ryan has won two Agatha Awards, in addition to the Anthony, Macavity, Daphne du Maurier, and Mary Higgins Clark Award. She is on the national board of directors of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime and is the author of The Other Woman, The Wrong Girl, Truth Be Told, Say No More, and What You See.


  1. This sounds good Debbie. I love Saskia Maarleveld's narrations.

  2. I have not listened to her, but it sounds I should. I do like a good narrator

  3. Ah spine chilling thriller, nice!! I like this narrator too, she always does a great job of bring characters and books to life.

    1. yes and I usually hear her reciting historical Celtic novels this was a pleasant change of pace