Sunday 17 May 2020

The Catch by T.M. Logan Blog Tour

Hands up who's a fan of T.M. Logan.

Waves own hand in the air.

After reading The Holiday last year, which I'm telling you if you haven't read you must read now, I was thrilled when I had the opportunity to be a part of the blog tour for his latest novel, The Catch.

I was so sure that I'd like it , I went crazy and didn't even read the blurb first but here it is for your reading pleasure:

Ed is delighted to meet his twenty-three year old daughter's fiancé for the first time. Abbey is head-over-heels in love with her new man. Smart, successful and handsome, Ryan appears to be the perfect future son-in-law.

There's just one problem. There's something off about Ryan. Something hidden in the shadows behind his eyes. And it seems that only Ed can see it.

Terrified that his daughter is being drawn in by a psychopath, Ed sets out to uncover her fiancé's dark past - while keeping his own concealed. But no-one believes him. And the more he digs, the more he alienates her and the rest of the family who are convinced that Ryan is 'the one'.

Ed knows different. For reasons of his own, he knows a monster when he sees one...

Now I am a mum to four girls and I can definitely see my husband being the over-protective type when the day comes that they start to bring home boyfriends to introduce to us. However, I'm quite certain that he wouldn't have the tendency to turn into a stalker like Ed.

What's impressive with this book is that actually from the opening chapter as a body is being buried you are left wondering throughout the book just who was being buried.

Is it the latest man in Abbey's life? Could it be a previous boyfriend? We don't know at that point just who the victim is and that is what I'd call a sensational story starter!

From the Sunday Times and Richard and Judy Book Club author of THE HOLIDAY, comes an unmissable new thriller.

From a parent point of view you want the best for your children don't you and really Ed is no different. He just wants his daughter to be happy but sometimes parents know more about their child's happiness, even if you don't believe them at the time.

Ed is a protective father, even more so after the loss of their son all those years ago - something that will be explained further in the book.

So when Ryan makes a rapid appearance into his daughter's life, suspicions are high and Ed senses that this man is too good to be true!

The question is are his instincts right or is he about to take his fatherly duties too far?

"She says he's perfect. I know he's lying."

Private investigators, GPS tracking, Ed is like a dog with a bone, determined to uncover something shocking from Ryan's past that will make his daughter see sense and break up with him.

Both Abbey and Claire (Ed's wife) think Ed is quite quickly losing the plot and unfortunately despite trying to get him to see reason can't quite get him to snap out of it. 

He just won't listen and it's his increasingly worrying behaviour that leads him to places he would never normally go.

He is not what he seems ....

Despite the dramatics I'd describe this book as a slow burner.

The book builds steadily over four parts. I didn't feel the need to read it all in one sitting. A few chapters a time sufficed, slowly digesting the details.

Very clever writing indeed.

Being completely honest, he only thing I would say was that the 'big reveal' wasn't overly shocking and this made the last third of the book slightly less desirable, it sort of lost that thrilling flare that had been most present at the beginning of the book.

I think this might also be in part due to the fact that I favour his last book over The Catch.

Over all a great book and if you'd like to find out more about it then make sure you catch the rest of the blog tour outlined below:



  1. I've not read any of T.M. Logan's books but this sounds just up my street. Would you recommend that I read The Catch first though?


  2. I've heard so many good things about this book, it really sounds like one I may want to read too. Thanks for your post. #readwithme

  3. Not come across this author. I certainly like the sound of it. But shame that the latter part wasn't as good for you


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