YOU CAN TRUST ME by Wendy Heard is THAT book and brace yourself, because some new scammers just dropped.
When Leo’s tech-billionaire mark invites her to a long weekend on an exclusive luxury island (that he owns, btw), she thinks there’s no way she could have played it better. But then she disappears.
And like any concerned friend, Summer flirts with someone who can get her invited to the island, and she begins a secret and careful search to find Leo…Think The White Lotus season 2 + Glass Onion + Inventing Anna.
“Holy page turner, y’all. Scrupulously plotted with two of the most memorable protagonists I’ve read in a while, You Can Trust Me is one for the keeper shelf. An absolute must-read. —Kimberly Belle, internationally bestselling author of The Personal Assistant
“Heard keeps the pace taut, the stakes high, and the pages turning. Trust me! You’ll devour this dynamic, pulse-pounding tale as you cheer for Summer and Leo, and the power of female friendship. I loved it.”—Kaira Rouda, USA Today bestselling author of The Widow and The Next Wife
“Clear your schedule and settle in, because You Can Trust Me by Wendy Heard will pull you in right from the start. This is one hell of a thriller about doing whatever it takes to survive, and the power of female friendship. I devoured, and loved, every single page.”—Hannah Mary McKinnon, internationally bestselling author of Never Coming Home
“You Can Trust Me is a blazingly sharp, sexy, feminist thriller. If you wished season 2 was told from the point of view of Mia and Lucia (then added sexy billionaires, private islands, and a whole bunch of murder most foul) don't walk to pick up You Can Trust Me. I'll be thinking about Summer and Leo for a long, long time.”—Halley Sutton, author of
“I inhaled You Can Trust Me. Wendy Heard ratchets up the suspense, even before any bodies hit the floor. I was so tense reading this—and so very satisfied by the end. A brilliant look at class, sex, gender, and more! This is going to be your new favorite read of the year!”—Amina Akhtar, author of Kismet
“You Can Trust Me
is a propulsive, sun-drenched adventure with smart, sharp commentary on wealth and power. Come for the
Glass Onion-esque island and eat-the-rich mentality, stay for the clever, layered female characters. You’ll want to devour this in a single sitting.”
—Grace D. Li, New York Times bestselling author of The Portrait of a Thief
“Wendy Heard’s writing never disappoints and You Can Trust Me is no exception. It is a slick and stylish thriller that seamlessly weaves mystery and suspense into a gripping story of two young women who prove everything isn’t always what it seems, especially when it comes to murder.”—Wanda M. Morris, award-winning author of All Her Little Secrets and Anywhere You Run
ABOUT YOU CAN TRUST ME:
this gripping, stylish thriller, two best friends grift their way
through the California elite, until a scam goes awry…with devastating
Summer and Leo would do anything for each other. Inspired by the way each has had to carve her place in a hostile and unforgiving world, and united by the call of the open road, they travel around sunny California in Summer’s tricked-out Land Cruiser. It’s not a glamorous life, but it gives them the freedom they crave—from family, expectations, and the painful pasts they’ve left behind. But even free spirits have bills to pay. Luckily, Summer is a skilled pickpocket, a small-time thief, and a con artist—and Leo, determined to pay her own way, has learned a trick or two from Summer.
Eager for a big score, Leo sets her crosshairs on Michael Forrester, a self-made billionaire and philanthropist. When her charm wins him over, Leo’s rewarded with an invite to his private island off the coast of Los Angeles for a night of fabulous excess. She eagerly anticipates returning with photos that can be sold to the paparazzi, jewelry that can be liquidated, and endless stories to share with Summer.
Instead, Leo disappears.
The police assure Summer that her friend probably just ditched her. After all, who would believe a philanthropic billionaire could be up to no good? On her own for the first time in years, Summer decides to infiltrate Michael’s island and find out what really happened. But as Summer searches for Leo, she discovers heavily guarded secrets—ones worth killing for. Could Summer have met her match?