Review: Those We Trust by Marie Jones

Romance, suspense and secrets? What more could you ask for? Check out Marie Jones’ novel, Those We Trust. Now available on Amazon!


Broken and humiliated by her husband of ten years leaving her unexpectedly, Sophia Meadows muddles through her daily routine—writing computer programs and rarely leaving the house. That is, until an old friend from university shows up on her door with an offer she can’t refuse: a chance to get away and heal in the Scottish Highlands of Inverness by flat-sitting. Yet once she arrives, she soon discovers the offer is not what she bargained for: A police surveillance team is watching her every move and a mysterious man is after the contents of a safe hidden in a wall. After a break-in at the apartment, her path collides with DI Marcus Armstrong, the man in charge of the apartment surveillance. Sophia is swept into an investigation of fraud involving her university friend and into a sudden attraction with the handsome DI who finds himself drawn to her even though she’s a suspect in his case. With evidence piling up against her and her friend and the attraction between her and Marcus growing stronger, Sophia is forced to confront her broken heart and find a way to clear her name. In a tangled web of secrets and clues, can she and the DI work through their attraction and learn to trust each other in time to stop a criminal and possibly save a life?

My thoughts

When I found out last year that I was half Scottish, I decided that I would read more books by Scottish authors and books that take place there. Those We Trust is a great first jaunt through the countryside.

Marie Jones writes an easy to read and guess who the criminals are, but how Jones resolves it is what brings the suspense. I like the personal growth journey that Sophia goes on to come out stronger. Then there is the addition of a romance. Jones can write a swooning romantic line.

“You should smile more,” I found myself blurting. “It lights you up from within and everyone lucky enough to be touched by it.”

Sophia to Marcus, Loc. 1231.

The descriptions of Inverness make me want to go there. I do wish to know what the soup was that Sophia had for breakfast that seemed “normal”. We don’t have soup for breakfast in America – not criticizing, just curious.

Overall, Those We Trust is a romance with heart melting times with PG kisses. Marcus can romance me anytime, but come to think of it Sophia can come up with some pretty smooth lines herself.

I received a free copy of this book and I am writing a review without prejudice and voluntarily.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

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About the Author


Marie Jones, British Writer has been writing and telling stories since she was a young child. Perhaps it was inevitable that she would call grappling with words and language a career—and loving every moment. She feels privileged to share her work with a large and welcoming audience. Get in touch to discover more about her work, writing process and future endeavours.

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