Trust Games


How did I get it?:
Received from publisher, many thanks to Piccadilly Press


When kind, charismatic new drama teacher, Mr Moore, arrives at school, Beth’s life starts to look up. She’s cast as the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet, and as she grows close to super-popular
Hannah (Juliet), Beth finally has the female friend she’s been yearning for.

Meanwhile it seems that all the girls – including Beth – are in love with Mr Moore. And when a scandal breaks, Beth must make a decision that can only have dire consequences for everyone involved.


I’ve had Trust Games for a while now and I’ve only just got around to reading it! I thought it was an intriguing, quick read. It didn’t have as much depth as I would’ve liked, but this could be down to the size of the story. It still captured my interest and kept me turning the pages!

Trust Games is about a teenage scandal involving a student and a teacher. You’ve probably guessed right as to what the scandal is. The story is told by Beth, she’s not involved in the scandal, but watching from the sidelines as it all unfolds. It made me wonder if it would have made a more in-depth story to see it from the student’s point of view that was involved in the scandal.

I was conflicted though, as I said I kept turning the pages. The story felt believable and I wanted to see what was going to happen next. I wasn’t the biggest fan of Beth as a character. I thought she was incredibly moody and came across as a lot younger than she was. I wish we had learnt more about the characters involved in the scandal. Beth grew on me though as the story progressed.

I thought the book has great content. It was interesting to see read about the controversial relationship and how it was explored. I really liked how Trust Games dealt with the contentious issues. It was an intriguing, short read that’s worth taking a look at!

Would I recommend it?:

A quick read, it may not have much depth as I would’ve liked but it’s enjoyable and easy to read. 

6 thoughts on “Trust Games

  1. It would have had a stronger pull for me if it was told from the POV of the actual student involved in the scandal but it does offer a refreshing take to have the narrator as one who’s in the sidelines of the scandal 🙂

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