Review: The Safe Place
Title: The Safe Place
Author: Anna Downes
Release Date: July 14, 2020
Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
Find it here: Goodreads
Synopsis from Goodreads:
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. Superbly tense and oozing with atmosphere, Anna Downs's debut 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?
My Review: I loved the premise and was excited to read this one. While it was great in some areas it still fell a little flat to me. I loved the setting and the characters were interesting, despite having some odd dynamics! The book was a quick read but overall it was pretty predictable once you were through the beginning. It was still a pretty good read and I think most readers will enjoy it.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*