The Safe Place

The Safe Place

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?

Title:The Safe Place
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250264800
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    The Safe Place Reviews

  • Dita

    HAPPY PUBLICATION DAYEmily's life is a mess. Her employer offers her an opportunity far too good to be true and things go the way you think they will...This book was interesting and fun to read but un...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    It was gripping, entertaining, weird, predictable but great choice to spend your time without thinking apocalyptic and horrifying news and getting rid of your daily paranoia by focusing on something c...

  • Kim ~ It?s All About the Thrill

    3.5...interesting, a bit predictable. I think I wanted a bit more...When Emily finds herself fired from her temp job...she is at a loss for what to do. Her acting career is not taking off, she is not ...

  • megs_bookrack

    A strong debut, engrossing and intense!Emily is struggling, personally and professionally, and currently wishing for rescue. As luck would have it, just in time, a white knight comes charging through ...

  • Debra

    Emily is having a bad day; a very bad day and it leaves her not only in a bind but in a mess. She has been fired from her job, lost her agent, and given the notice to vacate by her landlord. Scott app...

  • Phrynne

    The beautiful cover made me want to hop on a plane and go somewhere nice and tropical to read this book but that was not an option so I found a comfy chair in a warm room instead.I think I can safely ...

  • Carolyn

    Emily Proudman's acting career has come to a standstill. None of the auditions she's gone to have been successful and her agent is leaving for the US. On top of that she's just lost her most recent jo...

  • Katie B

    3.5 starsI love the book cover design for this one as it practically begs you to read the book during the summer or while on vacation. The story hooked me from the beginning because it had a creepy fa...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    A bit predictable, but a nice escape from worldwide pandemics nonetheless. *Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy....

  • Ceecee

    Emily Proudman is a strapped for cash aspiring actress but has to take temping jobs to make ends meet. She’s a bit disorganised, often late and so finds herself fired from her job at Proem Investmen...