- Paperback: 298 pages
- Publisher: INFECTED BOOKS; 2nd Revised ed. edition (July 23, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0955005183
- ISBN-13: 978-0955005183
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.7 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 33 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,217,907 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Back in print for the first time since 2005, this novel by the author of the Autumn and Hater series tackles one of the oldest themes in science fiction: first contact. Their vessel irreparably damaged, an alien mining crew comes to Earth in the hopes of remaining here until their homeworld can send out a ship to pick them up. Tom Winter, the story’s protagonist (hero doesn’t seem quite the right word), is immediately suspicious because, let’s face it, everything the aliens are doing—sharing scientific and medical advances, for example—is straight out of the alien-invasion playbook. Are the aliens really up to no good, or is Tom just being paranoid? The writing is not as visceral as Moody’s popular postapocalyptic novels, but that isn’t a bad thing: this story, with its slowly building sense of unease and multiple thematic undercurrents (probably the best being the frequent references to popular fictional alien-invasion stories by way of illustrating how our perceptions often conform to our expectations), needs a more delicate touch. Moody’s many fans will absolutely want to read this one. --David Pitt
"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
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The book starts out strong and does a good job of fleshing out the main characters, but stumbles for much of the book as to much focus is placed upon the depression, or whatever, of the main main character. Ultimately almost most of the book is fluff that doesn't go anywhere. This all changes towards the end of the book when the book picks up again as the Aliens reveal and take action of their true intentions.
This book had some great ideas and some solid writing, but to much fluff, numerous chapters of writing that goes nowhere. Ultimately this could have been a great short story. This did not stop me from enjoying it, and I plan on checking out some more of Mr. Moody's work.
Written in the first person, TRUST starts off running, literally as the main character is out for his daily jog and metaphorically as the pace of the book is quick and remains so throughout the entire story.
David Moody has created an alien invasion unlike any other I have read about or seen in a movie. This time there seems little hope for mankind. The story is gripping, the setting is believable and premise is quite chilling. He has once again created the perfect apocalypse. One where the reader is left thinking, "We're all doomed".
I highly recommend this book, just like I highly recommend everything David Moody writes. He is quickly becoming my favourite author of all time.
First and foremost David's books are very much concentrated on the relationships between the fellow man and how they impact the world around them. In Trust David focuses the story around one man, the friends and family in his life, and how they, along with the rest of humanity react to the sudden arrival of Alien beings.
David has a way about making his characters real and believable. At once you will be able to relate to those in the book and start wondering what character you are most likely to emulate in this scenario.
Some chapters tend to be a little slow, but by the end of each it is hard to put down. The need to continue is great and you will be rewarded with a very good ending. Highly recommend.
Additionally, if you enjoyed this book, I recommend picking up David other books, especially the Autumn series!