Trust Me

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5.4 X 8.1 X 0.8 inches | 0.8 pounds

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"Boasting a nicely understated comedic tone, Santos' first novel deftly draws the reader into the machinations of its plot." -- Reviewer "KIRKUS REVIEWS"
"The pages turn like those of a John Grisham novel. Another fascinating contemporary literary work set in the deserts of New Mexico. Whether you're seeking escapism or illumination, it's the ideal book to read this election year." -- Reviewer "THE TEXAS OBSERVER"
"TRUST ME pulses with intrigue, thrills and distinctive humor, all while remaining vividly rooted in the landscapes, cultures and complexities of the American Southwest. Santos' writing is as bright as the New Mexico sunshine." -- Francisco Cant "author of THE LINE BECOMES A RIVER"
"Santos conjures a vibrant, vivid New Mexico full of menace, dark humor, false fronts, mutable histories, regrets, wild hopes, caches of gold just out of reach and characters who, to the reader's great benefit, just can't get out of their own damn way. A hell of a debut." -- Doug Dorst "New York Times bestselling author of S. and Alive in Necropolis"
"A multi-tentacled, cinematic debut that will pull you into its winding labyrinth." -- Fernando A. Flores "author of TEARS OF A TRUFFLEPIG"
"White men scheming to build an airport on tribal land, Santa Fe's art scene, Apaches represented by an attorney, what's up with Geronimo's ghost and where precisely is he buried, Richard Santos' debut novel has the anarchic energy and slick characters you'd expect to find in a tale told by Elmore Leonard. " -- Tom Grimes "author of MENTOR, A MEMOIR"
"Richard Santos has written an extraordinary story with great craft and an exquisite use of language in this, his first book. It reads like a breath of fresh air after living in a stifling box of recycled themes and tired tropes, and will hopefully mark a shift for the future of American Latino literature." -- Domingo Martinez "author of THE BOY KINGS OF TEXAS, National Book Award Finalist"
"With crisp, cinematic dialogue and insight into all that's duplicitous and corrupt (and juicy and thrilling), Santos kept me turning the pages late into the night." -- Dina Nayeri "author of THE UNGRATEFUL REFUGEE and A TEASPOON OF EARTH AND SEA"
"A story that sinks its teeth into a crooked land development deal in New Mexico with reverberations all the way to the seats of national power. This is great, tense writing." -- Michael Noll "author of THE WRITER'S FIELD GUIDE TO THE CRAFT OF FICTION"
"TRUST ME is a suspenseful and thoroughly enjoyable novel that explores the themes of betrayal, deceit, redemption and cultural collision in modern-day New Mexico. Santos draws on his own political background to create a web of manipulation and intrigue that ensnares his characters in a world in which trust itself becomes dangerously suspect." -- Tim O'Brien "National Book Award-winning author of GOING AFTER CACCIATO and THE THINGS THEY CARRIED"
"An earth-shattering meditation on new beginnings, happiness and the dark complications that sometimes arise. Richard Santos is a masterful storyteller. The small moments in his characters' lives matter just as much as the big ones; they contain entire worlds that tell us about the best parts of ourselves, the worst parts of ourselves." -- Daniel Pea "author of BANG"
"A gripping novel with layers of political intrigue, class exploration, love, land and redemption. Santos' searing debut keeps the pages turning and the guesses coming." -- Lara Prescott "NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of THE SECRETS WE KEPT"
"TRUST ME is a nimble blend of high-desert political thriller, noir and crime drama. An engrossing and insightful debut from a truly exciting talent." -- Joseph Scapellato "author of THE MADE-UP MAN and BIG LONESOME"