You Can Trust Me

Bantam. Jun. 2023. 304p. ISBN 9780593599310. $28. SUSPENSE
The bonds of fierce friendship are evident from the first pages of this novel by YA thriller author Heard (We’ll Never Tell). Summer and Leo have learned to live on the streets and survive by relying on each other and making their way as a pickpocket and a con artist. Each has worked to overcome her past. Summer was abandoned by her mother; Leo has become her only family. While Summer is satisfied with their life in California, Leo longs for travel and adventure and sees the chance to escape through billionaire Michael Forrester. But during a weekend getaway with Forrester, she disappears. Summer follows Leo’s trail to Michael’s remote island, but no one has heard or seen Leo. When there’s no way off the island, Summer fears she’s lost her friend. However, the island holds more secrets beyond the guarded gates and silent staff.
VERDICT Readers who enjoy an on-the-run thriller such as Adrian McKinty’s The Island or Wanda M. Morris’s Anywhere You Run, mixed with a dash of seduction, suspense, and twists, will enjoy this compelling tale.
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