The Safe Place by LA Larkin – review.


The street outside the Troyer family home is quiet as they sleep peacefully inside. Breakfast bowls are neatly laid out on the dining table ready for the morning rush. But the strike of a match breaks the silence. As the house goes up in flames, smoke twists across a dawn this loving family will never see…

Jessie Lewis has been trying to rebuild her life ever since she accused her boyfriend of beating her and the whole town of Eagle Falls turned their backs. Hiding herself away in an isolated cabin in the woods, life is lonely, but she is safe. Until the Sheriff knocks at her door asking where she was the night an entire family was killed in their sleep. Jessie is innocent, but will anyone in this small town believe her?

Days later, Jessie’s only friend is killed in another house fire, and all fingers point to Jessie once again when she is found unconscious at the scene. Devastated, and with no one to turn to, she tries to remember the face she saw seconds before everything went blank. Combing the ashes for answers, she catches sight of an inscription she hasn’t seen since the accident that killed her father and left her with no one.

Jessie’s always had questions about the night her father died. Delving into the past, she finally learns the terrible secret her father was keeping about the town’s most trusted resident. If she’s right, nobody in Eagle Falls is safe. Can she catch this monster before any more innocent lives are taken?

About the author

L.A. Larkin’s crime-thrillers have won her fans all over the world. Described as a superb “chiller thriller” writer by Marie Claire magazine, and praised by the king of crime, Lee Child, for her “fast and immersive” thrillers, Louisa’s novels will keep you reading all night.

My thoughts

This book is explosive in every way possible! Every page has to be turned at speed as it’s jam packed with action.

I loved reading from Ruth and Jessie’s perspectives. We have the former FBI agent and the accused. The twists and turns had me aghast. At no point did I guess the outcome.

I found the descriptions of the forest fire as it slowly encroached on the town, haunting. I can only imagine how terrifying it must be to live in a house that is in such danger.

If you love huge doses of action and the fight to unravel fist clenching levels of injustice, then The Safe Place has to be your next read!

Thanks for reading!

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Carla Kovach – author of Amazon and iBooks bestselling DI Gina Harte crime series.


About Carla

Welcome to my blog! I’m the author of the DI Gina Harte Series, first book is called The Next Girl. I love and live for writing and reading (and sketching - haha). My other passion is filmmaking. My feature film 'Penny for the Guy' is a work in progress. If you enjoy a bit of horror, look out for it in the future. I'm on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Feel free to join me on other platforms. I blog about many random things but books, travel and art are my favourites.
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