This is the first time I hear about this author, but I realized that this is her debut novel, so that was the reason. I decided to read this book because I was seeing many quotes about it on various sites, and I am glad I gave in because “Trust” was my cup of tea.
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
Publication Year: 2018
Part of a series?: Yes, Book 1 of 3
You can buy it HERE on Amazon.com
Nearly five years ago, my mom, dad, and sisters were assassinated.
I should have died that night.
I still question my mental state because I had no proof those same killers were after me. Yet still, I’d been trying to outrun them.
Until I met him, Caleb Connor.
Caleb became my safety net and I found I couldn’t pull away from him. Couldn’t run away from him. And if sanity hadn’t been lost on me, I would have recognized he was the last person I should have let into my life.
The last person I should have trusted.
My life has been anything but normal until Paige. She was supposed to be an opportunity, my father’s next target.
I should have stayed away. It should’ve been that simple. But it wasn’t.
Paige was my main ingredient to changing everything, and in order to do that I needed to get inside her head. It wasn’t easy but when it happened, a line was crossed we never knew existed.
Now Paige has to confront her past and everything that torments her at night, because a look into the past was the only solution to everything we’d been afraid of questioning.
Who am I, and who was she?
This book tells the story of Paige, a woman who is 19 that went through a trauma after her whole family was murdered by some killers that remain unidentified. Besides the suffering of losing her parents and sisters, Paige discovers that her life previous to that moment had been a lie. Who is she? Who are the people who killed her parents? Paige is convinced that the killers are still after her, this is why she keeps on changing apartments and jobs to keep herself in the dark as much as possibile to avoid losing her life by the hands of these people.
Now, the first thing that came into my mind when I read how Paige behave was to call her paranoid because she thinks someone is always watching her every move. She keeps on changing routes to go to her jobs or come back to her house, and it takes so much effort, but there are people who act like this, even if they are fewer than the majority. As the story develops, though, we understand why she is so obsessed with staying on her own and disclose as little as possible about her life and habits. There are indeed some people who are keeping an eye on her, and chapter after chapter there are some details not to avoid that let us realize what is that the killers want, but it’s not always clear. I liked that the author showed us Paige’s fears and described what was happening to her and her suspicions, but some of them are real… while some of them are not, which makes the story even more interesting because it’s hard to say who or what is true and what is not.
The “Trust” of the title is not only aimed at the reader who has to try to trust the story despite there’s a bit of tension in the air, but it also refers to the main protagonist Paige and the main male protagonist, Caleb. We don’t know much about Caleb besides from what he tells us or from the scenes he has from other characters, and it is hard for the reader to trust him as well because of this. Paige finds herself drawn to him but she doesn’t know why, since she decided not to get attached to anybody. Caleb tries hard to let Paige trust him, but it’s not that easy for her and he knows that he’s playing with fire.
Our main heroine was different from many other women in novels I’ve read before. She could seem weak at times, but she’s very strong. She is maybe too strong for her own good, but since she fears that something bad may happen to her because of her parents’ killer, she decided to be tough and be detached from all of the people she meets in her life. Maybe not only to protect herself but also to protect them from these people who are looking for her.
The book ends with a cliffhanger since this is a trilogy, and I can’t wait to read the second volume when it comes out.
RATING: 5/5 stars