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"Grief and deception are at the helm of Hank Phillippi Ryan’s latest thriller, Trust Me, in which a crime writer and an accused criminal’s lives collide. The tension mounts at a blistering pace, while Ryan dazzles on the page, weaving a sinister story that readers won’t be able to put down. A must read!"
   —New York Times Bestselling author Mary Kubica

  Agatha Award nominee  
Now a Criminal Element Best Book of 2018
Now a Writer's Bone Best Book of 2018
Now a New York Post Best Thriller of 2018
A Real Simple Magazine Top Psychological Thriller
A BookBub Big Thriller of Summer 2018
A PopSugar Best Summer Thriller of 2018
A Crime Reads Top Summer Thriller of 2018!

Trust Me


Trust Me


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It all depends on what you mean by the truth.

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?

There are three sides to every story. Yours. Mine. And the truth.

Trust Me

"Chilling, suspenseful, and impossible to put down!"New York Times Bestselling author Megan Miranda

"A knockout. First-rate psychological suspense." —Booklist Starred Review

"Beautifully written and masterfully structured."New York Times Bestselling author Wendy Walker

"Mesmerizing!" —International Best-selling author Lisa Gardner

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.

John B. Valeri interview for Suspense Magazine about TRUST ME

Here's a wonderful interview about TRUST ME on KSDK in St. Louis! (Sorry about the ad...it's short...)


"This is Ryan's first standalone... and it's a knockout. First-rate psychological suspense."
   —Booklist starred review

"Stellar! Ryan is an expert at telling a story that invokes suspense with emotional resonance...realistic characters make the reader care about every tiny detail of the story. Her best novel to date!"
   —Associated Press

"Trust Me is better than Gone Girl. The page-turner of the summer! Ryan has been on the bestseller lists, but Trust Me should be her breakout."
   —Lesa Holstine

"By far one of the best thrillers I’ve read in years."
   —Andrew Gulli, managing editor of The Strand magazine

"The unlikely—and potentially sinister—relationship that blossoms between a grieving journalist and an accused murderer who insists she's innocent. What results is a tense cat and mouse game bubbling over with psychological suspense."
   —PopSugar—BEST Summer Thriller List

"The tension mounts at a blistering pace, while Ryan dazzles on the page, weaving a sinister story that readers won’t be able to put down. A must read!"
   —Bestselling author Mary Kubica

"Mesmerizing! Hank Phillippi Ryan has outdone herself in this taut thriller of damaged lives, uneasy alliances and deadly cat and mouse!"
   —Bestselling author Lisa Gardner

"Riveting... Trust Me is a tense and twisting psychological thriller that explores the shifting perception of the truth. Chilling, suspenseful, and impossible to put down—this book will keep you questioning who you can trust until the very end"
   —Bestselling author Megan Miranda

"Beautifully written and masterfully structured, Trust Me grabs hold of your heart and takes you on an unstoppable ride to the very last page. Ryan brings her A game to this novel of mystery, suspense and psychological drama."
   —Bestselling author Wendy Walker

"Tense, gripping, completely unpredictable. Kept me guessing right up until the very end."
   —Bestselling author Chris Pavone

"Ryan is our store's new master of psychological suspense, a superb storyteller leading us through a plot of grief and duplicity. I would recommend to all my customers."
   —Joanne Sinchuk, Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore

"I couldn’t put it down! Taut, finely drawn characters that you’ll love—and love to hate. This is a twisted psychological thriller, a courtroom drama, and a mystery that I thought for sure I had solved… I hadn’t. Undeniably, Hank Phillippi Ryan’s best yet! I can’t wait to put it into my customer’s hands"
   —Joanne Berg, owner of Mystery to Me

"Timely, suspenseful, well crafted…this novel is impossible to put down, so as you read you may simply be inhaling Ryan’s words. This is a wonderful novel, the best combination of thoughtful storytelling and unforgettable characters."
   —Robin Agnew, owner of Aunt Agatha’s

"Trust Me is in the creme de la creme category. I highly recommend the story, the writing, the total experience—Trust Me!"
   —Cynthia Callander, Vero Beach Book Center, Vero Beach, FL

"Totally absorbing...a thrilling page-turner."
   —Natalie Sacco, Mystery Lovers Bookshop, Oakmont, PA

"Trust Me has impeccable legal proceedings, stunning imagery, and alternate truths that will blow your mind"
   —Judy Manzo, owner of BookEnds, Winchester, MA

"Masterly woven...the emotional and factual twists and turns are worthy of Hitchcock. Readers will savor the challenge of figuring out who to trust for the truth."
   —Patricia Ruocco, Adult Services Librarian, MLIS Lisle Library District