The Safe Place - Anna Downes

The Safe PlaceThe Safe Place by Anna Downes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Richly evocative with a dark, atmospheric heart, The Safe Place is seductive, irresistible and suspenseful. I was completely gripped from the first page to the pulse-pounding end!

When Emily finds herself fired from her job, she’s unexpectedly thrown a lifeline by her ex-boss. She agrees to be the housekeeper for Scott, his wife Nina, and their daughter Aurelia at their remote estate on the coast of France. But when the seemingly idyllic setting abruptly turns sinister, Emily realizes Scott and Nina will do anything to protect the façade of a perfect life. And Emily has to play along, or the consequences could be deadly.

After putting a call-out to my fellow bookworms for a recommendation, I was treated to a resounding chorus in favour of The Safe Place. I heeded their advice and grabbed an ARC, and boy am I glad I did! This book is yummy, with vivid descriptions just oozing with atmosphere. I was completely captivated, which, let me tell you, is rare these days. I loved the characters, how clearly they were painted, their character quirks, their flaws and strengths, and I blazed through the book, desperate to know what was going to happen.

I recommend reading The Safe Place poolside with a strawberry margarita in hand. It’s the perfect summer suspense!

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