REVIEW: Are you ready to get your mind blown? Your heart pumping out of your chest? Then your ready to pick up a copy of The Safe Place by Anna Downes! I couldn’t put this book down. My husband ate cereal for dinner because I wasn’t taking time out to cook.
This was one of the best debut novels I have read in a long time. If Anna Downes comes out this strong, I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.
Her characters are fabulous and you don’t really see their cracks until about two thirds into the story. She gives you such a false sense of security and then BANG! You’re racing for the finish. Oh boy! It’s quite a ride.
The Safe Place is so well crafted. I didn’t find any flaws. There were a few clues along the way but, to tell you the truth, I was so lulled by the story I didn’t pay much attention to them.
The setting was idyllic. A private and secluded property on the coast of France with anything your heart desires except for internet, phone service and a connection to the outside world. Sounds like heaven. Doesn’t it?
If you like Psychological Suspense like I do, don’t put this on your “To Be Read” list. Get it now! Read it NOW! You’ll love it. I promise.
I received this book from the publisher for a fair and honest review.
SYNOPSIS: Superbly tense and oozing with atmosphere, Anna Downes’s debut, The Safe Place, is the perfect summer suspense, with the modern gothic feel of Ruth Ware and the morally complex family dynamics of Lisa Jewell.
Welcome to paradise…will you ever be able to leave?
Emily is a mess.
Emily Proudman just lost her acting agent, her job, and her apartment in one miserable day.
Emily is desperate.
Scott Denny, a successful and charismatic CEO, has a problem that neither his business acumen nor vast wealth can fix. Until he meets Emily.
Emily is perfect.Scott offers Emily a summer job as a housekeeper on his remote, beautiful French estate. Enchanted by his lovely wife Nina, and his eccentric young daughter, Aurelia, Emily falls headlong into this oasis of wine-soaked days by the pool. But soon Emily realizes that Scott and Nina are hiding dangerous secrets, and if she doesn’t play along, the consequences could be deadly.