"Moody is as imaginative as Barker, as compulsory as King and as addictive as Palahniuk" --Scream Magazine
"David Moody is a master suspense builder" --James Melzer, author of The Zombie Chronicles Trilogy
"David Moody spins paranoia into a deliciously dark new direction"
--Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Patient Zero
Stephen Hawking said "If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn't turn out very well for the Native Americans."
A world brought up on stories of alien invasions and wars with other planets is asked to open its arms to three hundred aliens who are stranded in their crippled mining ship. The eyes of the entire world are focused on the village of Thatcham: the site of the first confirmed contact with an alien species.
Their arrival affects everyone. Barriers are broken down, perspectives are altered, and the life of every single person on the planet is changed forever as science-fiction becomes science-fact.
But not everyone is convinced. Some people are more cautious. Tom Winter knows that if he's right about the aliens, more than seven billion others are wrong.
"Trust is a slow-burner and all the richer for it. The layers of characters and details of the story play out perfectly when matched with an ending you're not likely to forget. It's an outstanding novel, delivers in more ways than one, and is worthy of a place on the discerning fan's bookshelf. 10/10" --Starburst Magazine
"Trust is the latest in a long line of thought provoking, intelligent novels... For new readers this is an ideal starting point to discover this major British talent who despite his innovations and successes of the last decade, you get the feeling is only just getting started." --Shadowlocked
Customer ReviewsSee All
Well written. The premise? Well, why not. Sometimes I think it would be better if an alien species came along and started over.
Astounding Serial, Excellent Book
I initially began reading Trust as a serial, with each chapter being released one per week. I got a bit more than 4/5th of the way through when I simply became too busy to read a serial (yet books were no problem - lack of a connection to the Internet was the main issue).
I finally purchased the book, months after reading my last chapter while I was still part of the collective group reading the serial. Once the book was finished I believe that all the chapters were removed from the website, prompting me to buy the book, because even after months had passed since I read that posted chapter I was still invested enough in the characters to want to know how the story would be resolved.
Though the ending came as little to no surprise to me, I am still very glad that I got the book and satisfied my curiosity as encouraged by Mr. Moody. Plus, I can go back and reread the book in one sitting now, just to see if reading it all in a piece alters my perception of the book, as opposed to how I felt about the book when reading it as a serial.
This is without a doubt not meant for action junkies. If you are expecting large, brutal scenes of violence betweens the aliens and the humans, this book is not for you. There is a small amount of physical violence, however the very lack of it elsewhere increases the potency of the few (two?) scenes containing any substantial violence. I truly enjoyed reading this book and will be sure to grab some of Mr. Moody's other works down the line.