29 Seconds did not capture me as completely as Morgan’s first novel. However, there were a couple of moments that had me eagerly turning the page.
Sarah is struggling to prove herself in a workplace controlled by Alan Hawthorne. Hawthorne rakes in million-dollar grants for the university where Sarah works―so his inappropriate treatment of female colleagues behind closed doors has gone unchallenged for years. When Hawthorne’s advances become threatening, Sarah is left with nowhere to turn.
This is Morgan’s second novel and I have the same issues with this book as I did with his first novel, Lies. The story starts off well enough, but the middle just ddddrrrrrraaaagggggsssss! While Lies was saved by the ending, the ending of this novel didn’t do much for me. I didn’t feel satisfied despite the fact that Morgan answered all my questions and closed all the doors. While the plot is interesting, I didn’t find it all that believable and perhaps that is why I wasn’t satisfied when I closed the book.
29 Seconds was a pleasant enough way to pass the time, but I also didn’t find myself eager to pick up my Kindle and read. I found myself skimming sections more often than not. I’ll close by saying that I hope the third time is the charm for Morgan to grab this reader with a fantastic story.
My thanks for St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for the advanced copy of this book.
Rating: 3 stars
Title: 29 Seconds
Author: T. M. Logan
Release Date: September 10, 2019