Friday, June 12, 2020

Random Things Tours - Safe

AUTHOR: S.K. Barnett
PUBLISHER: Cornerstone, Random House UK
PUBLISHING DATE: June 11, 2020



She was only six years old when she disappeared. Posters went up, the police investigated.

But no one could find her. 

Now she’s home. 

And knocking at your door. 

You’re so happy to see her. But soon you start to wonder why she can’t answer your questions. 

Where has she been for twelve years? How did she find her way home? 

Who is she?  

I jokingly remember commented on my blog in early January that it looked like 2020 was going to be the year of the thrillers.  Little did I know how right I was because I've read so many good one this year and Safe is no exception.

When Jenny was six years old, she left her home to walk two houses down the street to play with a friend.  However, Jenny never made it.  For years her family searched for her but eventually, everyone gave up hope that Jenny would ever be found.  Now it's 12 years later and Jenny shows up back in town.  Her parents are thrilled and her brother seems to wish that she had stayed gone.  Jenny is trying to readjust to life while her parents, as well as the police, are trying to put together the pieces of her time away.  But it seems like everyone has secrets that they would much rather stay buried.

I loved this book.  It was compelling and exciting and held a few twists I didn't quite see coming.  I could not imagine the pain Jenny's parents experienced and I it was hard to see Jenny trying so hard to reconnect with her family.  I feel this is a book that's best gone into blindly and I have to admit, it's hard to say much more without giving anything away.  My only real issue with it is that the plot was just a tad predictable, but I think if someone reads a lot of the genre, they sort of have an idea where things are headed.  Yet I will add the author throws enough twists in to keep everything fresh and just as exciting.  If you are in the mood for a solid thriller, this is one you should consider picking up.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  S. K. Barnett is a pseudonym for a New York Times bestselling author whose previous thriller novel Derailed was turned into a major motion picture in 2005 featuring Jennifer Anniston and Clive Owen. He lives in New York State with his family. 


  1. I'm glad to hear you loved this one! I'm starting it soon!

  2. Huge thanks for the blog tour support

  3. I wasn't familiar with this, but I'm glad it's on my radar. I'm dying to know what happened to her and why she suddenly came home!

  4. The year of the thrillers - I like the sound of that and this book too.
    Lynn :D

  5. I love books like this! I will definitely be looking for this one at my library. :)

  6. Sounds like a good one! You are on a role with these thrillers!

  7. I am a fan of thrillers. I'm glad you enjoyed this one.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  8. This one sounds interesting. I've got a pile of thrillers that I need to look at too but I can't seem to get motivated to read anything this weekend!