Trust No One

Trust No One

by Laurel Bradley

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Trust No One by Laurel Bradley

IT'S ALL ABOUT SECRETS... Taylor Wilson's husband, Phil, has them. His best friend and art agent, Sean, has them. Everyone has them except Taylor-yet she's the one someone is trying to kill. Moments before a bomb destroys Taylor's home, Phil disappears. Soon after, her landscape design business blows up as well. FBI agent Mark Cochran puts her into protective custody, but whoever is behind the bombings continues to stalk her. Cochran thinks Taylor's husband is the culprit, but she refuses to accept it. She believes the cryptic messages Phil is sending her are proof he's trying to protect her and lead her to where he is hiding. However, while searching for Phil, Taylor learns he may not be as innocent as she believed. Will Taylor's faith in the man she loves keep her safe-or get her killed?

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ISBN-13: 9780984725427
Publisher: Storyteller Publishing
Publication date: 05/28/2012
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Laurel Bradley, author of For the Love of David, Trust No One, A Wish in Time, and Crème Brûlée Upset, lives in a small town in Wisconsin with her handsome husband and the youngest of their five charming children. When she isn't writing, Laurel enjoys kayaking in the summer, cross country skiing in the winter and reading all year long. She also paints in watercolor and creates pysanky (Ukrainian eggs). At the moment, she is immersed in editing her medical thriller, Scream. Laurel loves to hear from fans and aspiring authors. Please contact her at laurel@laurelbradley.com .

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Trust No One 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
DelSheree More than 1 year ago
The last thing Taylor expected when she stepped into the backyard was to be knocked down by an explosion. When she realizes the explosion came from her house, and her husband is nowhere to be found - neither in the demolished house or out - panic starts to set in. Her life was happy, ordinary...but she soon begins to realize it was all built on lies, and that those lies may very well get her killed. Trust No One drops you right into the action from the first page, although you start where you might not expect. Before getting to the explosion, you are introduced to the all consuming need for revenge that sets off this whole mess. I certainly don't want to give anything away, the death in the first chapter is absolutely chilling, and sets the tone for the novel very well. Follow that up with an explosion...needless to say it was a great start to the book. Even with the shocking events of the first few chapters, this story wouldn't have been nearly as engaging if it hadn't been for the characters. Taylor was a great character. She is completely out of her element, but she is incredibly strong and smart. She muddles her way through each bad situation without any 007-inspired gadgets or special abilities, which is really pretty impressive. Cochran is the agent assigned to protect her, and I instantly took a liking to him. He's also a strong character, but not infallible. I really appreciated the way he handled situations. As for the bad guys (one of which shall remain nameless), they were chilling. Accawi is creepy, cold, and scary, which made him a fantastic villain. The other one, well, he was just plain disturbing...another great bad guy. I was rooting for Taylor and Cochran, but worried that the bad guys would get them in the end because they were so good. The characters also had great emotions and reactions. I really felt like I was in their heads and experiencing everything right along with them. In this type of story, the ending will make or break the whole rest of the book for me. If there are holes, or the story takes the easy, lackluster way out, a book will lose my recommendation no matter how good the rest of it was. Trust No One did not have that problem. I thought it had a very solid ending that made sense, was exciting, and wrapped everything up. Having said that, I did guess the bad guy and his motive about halfway through the book. Usually that takes something away for me, but I still really enjoyed the ending. Now here come the caveats. There is some bad language, but it's not profuse. While there were no sex scenes, there were some sexual references. Along with the dark motives behind the attacks in the opening chapter, this book makes my "Not for my Nieces" list. My only other complaint about this book was that I had a hard time liking Taylor's husband, Phil. He was absent in the book for so long, where as Cochran - a character I really liked - was present and involved in protecting Taylor. I found myself rooting for Cochran over Phil at times. I think if Phil had had more of a presence I would have felt differently. Overall, this was an entertaining and exciting book. The strength of the characters enhanced the story, and the plot was solid throughout. Would I recommend this book? Yes, absolutely. I enjoyed it from start to finish. Who would I recommend this book to? Just about any action and adventure reader out there will enjoy this book. Readers looking for a strong female ch
SilversReviews More than 1 year ago
Taylor Wilson married Phil because he was handsome and had the same interests as she did, but apparently she didn't know everything about Phil. Something fishy was going on....her house didn't blow up on its own, Phil wouldn't have taken money from the security box without telling her, Phil definitely didn't spell his name with two L's, and Phil definitely wouldn't have left and not gotten in touch. Taylor had to find Phil and find out why he just disappeared, and she also needed to escape the clutches of the FBI who were protecting her. FBI? Phil Missing? Something certainly wasn't right and it definitely was something sinister. The hints Taylor found and the text message that Phil sent "had" to be clues of Phil's location. Taylor did escape from the FBI and tried to follow the clues to where she thought Phil might be, but she couldn't find him. As she was running from the FBI, she didn't realize someone else who was very dangerous was looking for her and was known to her husband. The book focused on Taylor's following the clues she believed her husband had left her and on the FBI's solving of murders that all seemed to be connected, but how? There had to be someone on the inside giving the "bad guys" information. The book was a thriller and was filled with secrets, evil people, people who really were not who they said they were, lies, hatred turned to revenge, many twists and turns, and of course murders. TRUST NO ONE was fast paced and kept you guessing until the end. There were a few things that were somewhat farfetched, though, such as how Taylor escaped in her van, evaded the FBI, and rode on a snowmobile to Notre Dame. There also is some sensitive subject matter, but on the whole, it has a terrific storyline. 5/5 This book was given to me free of charge by STORYTELLER PUBLISHING in exchange for an honest review.
MargaretRosin More than 1 year ago
TRUST NO ONE by Laurel Bradley Alfred Hitchcock and Steven King believed all the best suspense and horror stories begin with an ordinary day in the life of ordinary people, and so begins Laurel Bradley’s suspenseful book, Trust No One. On a beautiful fall day Taylor Wilson kisses her husband, Phil, and goes into the garden behind their house to gather pumpkins for her landscaping business. That’s the last ordinary, normal moment in Taylor Wilson’s life. The house blows up, Phil disappears and the FBI, especially Agent Mark Cochrane, believes he’s responsible for the explosion. Taylor has to struggle to maintain her belief in Phil even after getting a cryptic message from him to trust no one. When her landscaping business blows up as well, it becomes apparent she was indeed the target and someone still wants her dead. The question is, why? Nothing in her life as a landscape artist or wife should have made her anyone’s target. Neither has it prepared her for what’s to come. Following clues left by Phil, she goes on the run from the unknown killer and from the FBI’s faulty protection to search for Phil and the answers she hopes will clear him. It becomes harder and harder to believe in him as the twists and turns in her search force her to realize everyone has secrets, including Phil. Will the answers she finds absolve him or will they end her marriage and possibly her life? Taylor Wilson is an intelligent heroine with determination and a sense of humor that makes you invested in her survival and happiness. There are no easy answers and the journey you take with Taylor will keep you guessing every step of the way. From beginning to end you root for her survival and for her happy ending, although neither is assured.
GEB More than 1 year ago
Trust No One is one of those books that grabs you by the throat and refuses to let go until you make it all the way to THE END. Excellent suspense, superb writing style, masterful plotting. Laurel Bradley rocks! More books, Laurel!
LorrieKruse More than 1 year ago
It's all about secrets...but what shouldn't be kept a secret is how great this book is. When Taylor Wilson's house blows up in an explosion, her life goes from ordinary to nightmarish. Her husband, Phil, is missing. She's got the FBI shadowing her. She's got bad people chasing her who want to kill her. What makes it worse is she's not even sure who she can trust. When she receives cryptic clues from Phil leading her to safety, she wants to trust him. He is her husband, after all, and she should be able to trust him. Right? But can she? And what about Mark Cochran, the FBI agent assigned to "protect" her? How safe can she feel in his care when their safe house gets invaded? It appears that the only person who can protect Taylor is Taylor herself. But how's an ordinary gal supposed to do that? Trust No One is full of twists and turns and surprises...and secrets. I love that this was not a predictable story. Taylor is a very strong leading lady. She never gives up, even with everything that is thrown at her. Laurel Bradley has done an outstanding job with this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
IT’S ALL ABOUT SECRETS… and lies… Heroine Taylor Wilson can’t figure out why someone would want to kill her. She’s just a landscape designer. Her husband Phil is a sculptor. But someone blew up their home and her office. Now she’s on the run and Phil’s missing. The FBI sends someone to protect her. Agent Mark Cochran has lots of questions—mainly why their security is anything but secure. The FBI has a leak. Taylor knows more than she says. Phil’s not nearly as innocent as he seems. Phil told Taylor not to trust anyone. And so she runs—away from Cochran, away from everyone. But it’s hard to stay one step ahead of the bad guys, ahead of the good guys, when you don’t know which is which. Whom to believe? Whom to trust? TRUST NO ONE. This is a twisting-turning edge-of-your-seat thrill ride, where every secret revealed just adds to more doubt, more lies. Author Laurel Bradley has penned a complex tale peopled by three-dimensional characters and layers of complications and subtext. Every little thing has a point and purpose—there’s no filler here. Even the tiniest clue and details fulfills a purpose by the end. As with most thrillers, there are multiple points of views. Some scenes are really short, and the switches can be a bit abrupt. Some bad guys are known from the start. Some good guys are questioned from the start. The identity of “the shooter” remains a mystery for a good long while, but the clues are there and it’s a logical build-up and reveal. Ms. Bradley did some nice research into profiling there. I really found a heroine to root for in Taylor. I like that Taylor finds herself questioning Phil, trying so hard to believe him innocent when all the evidence points otherwise. Makes her very human and likeable. I liked Mark Cochran. Wish he could have his OWN tale someday. (Ahem, Ms. Bradley…?) Laurel Bradley is an RWA member and accomplished romance writer, so a HEA is assured for Taylor—after a stellar bumpy ride. Definitely a book to read and an author to watch!
MamaMouse More than 1 year ago
Excellent Suspense Story! In this story, we mainly follow two different people. We start out with Fuad Accawi as his wife presents him with a beautiful sculpture. He is very upset with her because the sculpture is the consul-general’s and has just been reported as missing. He believes his wife has been poisoned by drugs and coerced into bringing the sculpture to him by someone named Kahil. He cannot allow this disgrace and vows vengeance on Kahil. Then we have Taylor Wilson who has built a peaceful life with her art sculpture husband, Phil. As she is out in her garden picking pumpkins, her house is blown to pieces by a bomb. When she wakes up, her house has been destroyed and her husband is missing. Since he had just gone into the house to answer a phone call, Taylor believes he has been killed in a freak explosion. But Phil wasn’t in the house and since he isn’t at her hospital bedside, he now becomes the FBI’s number one suspect. The FBI decides that Phil is some type of spy or international drug guy and he probably was targeted by some unhappy spy faction or drug lord. They decide to keep Taylor under surveillance because they believe Phil will contact her. When another bomb explodes, the FBI believes that Taylor might be in more danger than they thought. As Taylor is moved from one place to another, one thing becomes very clear. Whoever is targeting Taylor must have some inside information because they keep finding her. Taylor receives a cryptic message from her husband telling her not to trust anyone and that she knows what to do, but she doesn’t know! As the story progresses, you find out more about Phil and know something is quite right with him or his agent. You know that Fuad Accawi is the one stalking Taylor, but who is helping him locate her? You know it must be someone who has as much information as the FBI, but who? The author starts leaving you clues so you can eventually figure it out on your own, but it was still a great thrill ride getting to that point. Taylor is a smart lady, but a lady in love. We all know that sometimes love is blind, and sometimes the person we love is really a jerk and we are the only ones who don’t see it. I kept hoping that Taylor’s love wouldn’t be misplaced in her husband. In the beginning of the book, I thought no way is he a bad guy. Toward the middle I wasn’t so sure. I picked up this book not knowing what to expect and found I was captivated by the story. I kept hoping my son would fall asleep on the ride home so I could sit in my truck and read just a few more pages until he woke up. I will definitely be looking for more suspense novels by Laurel Bradley in the future! ** Note ** I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I received no chocolate or any other compensation in exchange for my review.