29 Seconds

29 Seconds

Large Print - 2019
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"Sarah is a young professor struggling to prove herself in a workplace controlled by the charming and manipulative Alan Hawthorne. A renowned scholar and television host, 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. And Sarah is his newest target. When Hawthorne's advances become threatening, Sarah is left with nowhere to turn. Until the night she witnesses an attempted kidnapping of a young child on her drive home, and impulsively jumps in to intervene. The child's father turns out to be a successful businessman with dangerous connections--and her act of bravery has put this powerful man in her debt. He gives Sarah a burner phone and an unbelievable offer. A once-in-a-lifetime deal that can make all her problems disappear. No consequences. No traces. All it takes is a 29-second phone call. Because everyone has a name to give. Don't they?"--
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company,, 2019.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781432873158
1432873156
Branch Call Number: LT FIC LOGA
Characteristics: 533 pages (large print) : 22 cm.
Alternative Title: Twenty-nine seconds

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NedSu
Jan 30, 2020

This is a quick read, mainly because it is plot driven. It is a tale of revenge, yes but the protagonist tries hard not to exact a permanent solution. In the 29 seconds that she weakens, the inexorable execution begins. The outcome is not a straight line- it starts and stops, and the herroine makes the changes to the plan that does, finally, come to fruition. The author does a fine job of keeping us interested in the conflict and is not above throwing a few curve balls. It was a good read on a wet windy winter's day.

DCLadults Oct 10, 2019

A New & Noteworthy pick. Revenge can be sweet…and very dangerous. Sarah, a professor, saves a young girl in trouble. In repayment, all it takes is a 29-second phone call to remove her sexual predator boss who holds Sarah’s future in his hands. Is this the answer to her problems?

debwalker Sep 21, 2019

When you get a chance to get rid of the creep sexually harassing you....

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darladoodles
Sep 01, 2019

A new page-turner from the author of "Lies." This time the main character is a college professor locked into a lower level on the hierarchy by a the misogynist. Sarah is a very likable character and it is easy to feel her anguish. The addition of the 29 seconds offer is an interesting plot device and ratchets up the stakes. Kept me on the edge of my seat all the way to the end.

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