'Trust wasn't something you could have in degrees; it was all or nothing...' Greg and Amanda are happy. They've been together thirteen years and have two young daughters. They're very much in love. Dan and Sarah aren't so fortunate. Their marriage is going through the motions and they're just staying together for the sake of their son. When one bad decision sends a happy couple into turmoil and turns an unhappy couple into love's young dream, there's only one thing that can keep everything from falling apart: trust.
Move over David Nicholls. For here's a serious contender for your contemporary-urban-ironic crown. A comic tour de force, brimming with wit and weary wisdom Daily Mail As addictive as a favourite sitcom. Mike Bullen deftly juggles the interwoven plotlines without ever threatening to lose the reader and pulls them all into a satisfying ending. Plenty of laughs and surprises Graeme Simsion Trust made me yelp with laughter and cringe with recognition at the same time. Blissfully funny and blisteringly honest. I loved it. Caroline Quentin A funny, poignant and complex story of what happens to relationships when trust breaks down, beautifully handled by an accomplished writer. Carole Matthews A sharp and gag-filled take on modern relationships from the creator of Cold Feet. Sunday Mirror Smart and fun story about relationships from the creator of Cold Feet Heat Magazine Trust is Bullen's first novel - and the things he excelled at in Cold Feet he absolutely excels at here... (it)reminded me of books by David Nicholls and Mark Haddon (and) is a read that lot of people will enjoy and empathise with, given that it explores relationships, suburbia and the surprising complexities of people so well. Bookbag A brilliantly funny debut novel about mid-life relationships from the creator of Cold Feet The Pool Warm, funny, but not so sharp you might cut yourself on its knowingness ... an effortless joy to read Sam Baker, The Pool A perceptive and comic story about the complexities of relationships Yorkshire Post From the creator of hit TV show Cold Feet comes this hilarious and honest novel Bella Trust, the first novel from Cold Feet creator Mike Bullen, is a perceptive and comic story about the complexities of relationships ... an entertaining read Reading Midweek
Mike Bullen is best known as the creator/writer of the BAFTA award-winning series Cold Feet, about adults trying to be grown up, much of which was autobiographical. His other TV shows include Life Begins, starring Caroline Quentin, and Sunburn, starring Michelle Collins. In a previous life Mike was a radio producer/presenter. He conceived his BBC World Service documentary series Stormclouds Over The Himalayas as a way to be paid to go travelling; it won a Sony Gold Award. He lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife (correct at the time of going to press!) and two teenage daughters. Trust is his first novel.