The Catch by TM Logan
Updated: May 23
Published : 11th June 2020
Publisher : Zaffre
Format : Kindle, Paperback, Audio
Genre : Thriller
She says he's perfect. I know he's lying . . .
He caught me watching, and our eyes met.That was when it hit me.
There was something not quite right about my daughter's new boyfriend . . .
The doting father
Ed finally meets his daughter's boyfriend for the first time. Smart, successful and handsome, Ryan appears to be a real catch. Then Abbie announces their plan to get married.
The perfect fiancé
There's just one problem. Ed thinks Ryan is lying to them.
Who would you believe?
All of Ed's instincts tell him his daughter is in terrible danger - but no-one else can see it. With the wedding date approaching fast, Ed sets out to uncover Ryan's secrets, before it's too late . . .
Thank you Zaffre for this gorgeous proof copy to read and review. This was my first T.M Logan book.
This story is told over two different narratives, the father and the fiancé.
Abbie is the only child to Ed and Claire, she has been dating Ryan for a few months and over lunch at her parents house one afternoon she has broken the news that they plan to marry as they are utterly in love. Ryan seems to be the perfect man. Tall, handsome, career driven and a pure gentleman, Claire and her elderly mother love him instantly but Ed isn't quite sure, there is just something about the look in his eyes that makes him question the man he appears to be.
The next bombshell that same afternoon is that Abby will be moving in with Ryan and that they will be getting married that same year as Abby really wants her elderly sick nan at her wedding, Claire and Ed are not particularly happy as this is the first official time that they have actually met Ryan but Abby is an adult and their isn't much they can say about it so agree to start helping her with plans.
Ed goes in to protective dad mode, his instincts tell him not to trust the man that wants to marry his only little girl so he starts following him, checking him out online and seeing if all that he says he is matches up. This is where it all goes a little wrong for Ed, he jeopardises his job, his marriage and his relationship with his daughter, even gets himself into debt with a private investigator all because he cannot shake the gut feeling that Ryan is a bad egg, a wolf in sheep's clothing.
The second part is all from Ryans perspective, you get to see what kind of person he actually is rather than the assumptions of what he may be from the father in law to be.
I do not write spoiler reviews so will leave it there, I do not want to give too much away and ruin your own assumptions and suspicions.
Why I Love It
I did really enjoy this read, for the most part it was fast paced and I was always wondering if Ryan was a bad guy or if Ed was just a to over protective father.
The ending shocked me completely, I loved how it all came together and felt myself giving a quiet "oooooh" at the final words that played out in front of me.
If you like a gripping read, full of suspense then this is most definitely for you.
Meet the author
Bestselling author TM Logan was a national newspaper journalist before turning to novel-writing full time. His thrillers have sold more than 750,000 copies in the UK and are published in 15 countries around the world.
His debut thriller LIES was one of Amazon UK's biggest ebooks of 2017 - winning a Silver Award at the Nielsen Bestseller Awards - and was followed by his second standalone, 29 SECONDS (2018). His novel, THE HOLIDAY, was a Richard & Judy Book Club pick and spent ten weeks in the Sunday Times paperback Top 10, as well as hitting the #1 spots on Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks and Kobo.
Tim lives in Nottinghamshire with his wife and two children, and writes in a cabin at the bottom of his garden
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