You Can Trust Me, Wendy Heard

About the Book

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 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.

Eager for a big score, Leo catches in her crosshairs Michael Forrester, a self-made billionaire and philanthropist. When her charm wins him over, Leo is rewarded with an invitation to his private island off the California coastline 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.

On her own for the first time in years, Summer decides to infiltrate Michael’s island and find out what really happened. But when she arrives, no one has seen Leo—she’s not on the island as far as they know. Plus, there was only one way on the island—and no way off—for the coming days. Trapped in a scheme she helped initiate, could Summer have met her match?

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Releases June 13th


My Thoughts

I love a good mystery. I also simultaneously love and hate Leo and Summer. I love that Summer is as talented as she is, but I also feel bad for the people left in her wake. I mean, if you’re going to steal, do it from greedy corporations and not from people, because not all of them are millionaires. I love their nomadic lifestyle, even limited to California, Summer’s comfort blanket.

When Leo goes missing, Summer’s instincts kick into overdrive. They’ve never led her astray, and she will find Leo, no matter what. Her search will take her to a luxurious island. She’s so crafty that if anyone can find Leo, it’s her. At first, I was a little sad that I figured a major plot point out just before the 70% mark, but Heard kept the book engaging after that, so I continued to enjoy myself.

Thank you, Random House/Ballantine, for the advanced copy.


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