Happy Wednesday, all! Today I am super excited to share my review of another book I group read, and we unanimously endorsed, Trust Me by Hank Phillippi Ryan, now available from Macmillan/Tor/Forge Books!

My Thoughts:

Wow, Trust Me gets off to a nail-biting and intriguing start! 

A woman is accused of a murder she says she did not commit, while a journalist is grieving an enormous loss. These two join forces, but how and why?

If you are familiar with the Casey Anthony trial, this story will feel similar in some ways. That trial even plays a role in the book. 

Mercer, the journalist, has lost her family in a tragic accident. She is having a very hard time (understandably so) when she is asked to write a book about the trial of Ashlyn Bryant, a hated woman, who may have murdered her own daughter, Tasha. Like most of America, Mercer finds Ashlyn despicable, and it’s easy to see why writing this novel would be hard for a grieving mother. Can Mercer write this book? 

Ashlyn is one of those characters that makes your skin crawl at times. She is a compulsive liar and just thinking that she may be guilty makes it easy to judge her. It is uncanny how many lies she tells and how she begins to believe her own stories. 

Trust Me had me doubting my feelings of Ashlyn’s guilt or innocence over and over again. In a book entitled “Trust Me,” just who can you trust? 

The tension was paramount, the writing smooth…I loved to hate Ashlyn and felt compassion for Mercer’s character.  Trust Me had me fully invested in demanding justice for Ashlyn’s daughter. 

Thanks to the author for the complimentary book. All opinions are my own. 


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.

Check out these reviews by the other Book Besties:

Berit at Audio Killed the Bookmark

Holly at Dressed to Read

Kendall at Goodreads

Mackenzie at PhDiva

Have you read Trust Me, or is it on your TBR? Do you have any favorite fall reads? Happy Reading! ~ Jenni THR