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The Safe Place: No phones. No outsiders. No escape. Kindle Edition
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|Length: 373 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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"I absolutely devoured The Safe Place, and lived and breathed every second. The images Anna Downes creates are so vivid and real that I was transported between Soho and France in the flick of an eye. I had no idea where it was going; I just knew I had to hold onto Emily's coattails and go along for the ride. This one is going to fly! If you love a suspense thriller with a punch, I'd highly recommend The Safe Place."--Sandie Jones, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Woman
"The Safe Place is such a rare thing--a claustrophobic, addictive thriller that lets you actually feel for all of the characters involved. Anna Downes has such skill in combining the heart-in-mouth feeling that everything is building to a disaster with genuine emotion. I was right behind her as she chose this big change in her life, and in a strange way, right behind Scott and Nina, too, whose stories were heartbreaking."--Gytha Lodge, bestselling author of She Lies in Wait
"The Safe Place is a brilliantly atmospheric novel that keeps you equally gripped and unsettled from page one. Starkly original and with an alarmingly plausible premise, this is destined to be a bestseller."--J.P. Pomare, bestselling author of Call Me Evie
"The Safe Place is a dark and wonderful debut that lulls you in with beautiful prose and complex, believable characters, then beats you over the head with a killer plot and a thrilling climax. It's the kind of book you race through as quickly as you can so you can start it again. Everyone will be talking about this book!"--Christian White, internationally bestselling author of The Nowhere Child and The Wife and the Widow
"The tension ratchets up and up in this beautifully paced thriller--an outstanding debut, populated by complex and sympathetic characters. You'll be thinking about them long after you've finished reading. Destined to be a book club favorite."--Chris Hammer, international bestselling author of Scrublands
"I loved The Safe Place . . . it was tense and atmospheric with the seemingly idyllic yet eerie setting. A truly gripping read."--Karen Hamilton, author of The Perfect Girlfriend--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
About the Author
- File Size : 1444 KB
- Print Length : 373 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : Affirm Press (30 June 2020)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B0883VG1T6
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Best Sellers Rank: 3,579 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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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.
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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.