The Safe Place: A Novel Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- File Size : 3560 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 354 pages
- Publisher : Minotaur Books (14 July 2020)
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Page Numbers Source ISBN : 1250264804
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B0818B89T9
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I’ll definitely think about trying to read this story again in the future and see if my opinion changes, but for now I’m thinking I might skip anything else by this author and stick to the ones I know.
I received an advanced copy via Netgalley and leave my honest review voluntarily.
If you are looking for an easy, quick and entertaining escapist read, then THE SAFE PLACE may be the right book for you. I think I must be reading too many mysteries, because unfortunately this one was all a bit too predictable for me to stand out. That said, there were aspects of it that kept me turning the pages, especially the claustrophobic setting when Emily realises that there is something sinister afoot in the idyllic remote French mansion. I felt though that the author had all the makings of a real terrifying read – some scenes and the underlying sense of menace and danger came close to giving me goosebumps – but in the end always she seemed to hold back from letting them unleash their true force and they only created small waves, like a storm in a teacup. I also found some of the character’s motives and actions questionable, and everyone knows how terrible I am at suspending disbelief!
I think that THE SAFE PLACE will be a better fit for readers who enjoy slow burning mysteries that aren’t too confronting or terrifying but offer a nice escapist setting and enough open questions to keep you turning the pages. Lovers of tense, suspenseful and goosebump-raising reads, or those looking for more in-depth character development may not find it as satisfying.
Top reviews from other countries
The writing sets the story apart - evocative imagery that summons all the senses and makes it easy to imagine the scene.
The story was gripping from the first page leaving me reading far too late into the night. I liked the openness of the ending. Excellent.
I enjoyed the book and was kept interested to the end which when it came did tie up matters mostly although did leave me with a slight feeling of sadness. Recommended.