Trust plays an important role in governance processes. It enables people to take risks, to deal with uncertainties, and it facilitates cooperation. Despite its important only few studies explore how trust develops and evolves. Jasper de Vries has picked up this challenge and studied trust dynamics from a longitudinal perspective. He developed and explored different perspectives on trust and applied these in various case studies. Comparing these cases allowed him to develop a novel and well elaborated perspective on trust dynamics. The insights and ideas put forward in his book offer interesting starting points for further studies towards the importance, development and effects of trust between people, groups and organizations in governance and economics.