The Safe Place by L.A. Larkin / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @lalarkinauthor


Her heart pounds at the sound of footsteps outside her cabin in the woods. The snap of a twig tells her someone is close by. As she treads lightly towards the back door, she says a silent prayer—don’t let him find me…

Ever since Jessie Lewis reported her boyfriend, fire chief and local hero, for beating her, she’s been an outcast from the small town of Eagle Falls. And when someone sets fire to a house in the woods, killing the entire Troyer family, the locals turn on her again, taking her very public argument with Paul Troyer as proof that she lit the match.

Devastated that anyone could think her capable of murder, Jessie turns to Ruth. New in town, and an ex-FBI agent, Ruth could be the exact person Jessie needs to smoke out the murderer. But can she trust her with her life?

Days later, another house linked to Jessie is set ablaze. Combing the ashes for answers, she catches sight of an inscription she hasn’t seen since her childhood—since she lost someone very close to her. Is the killer is coming for her next?

As local wildfires take hold of the town and everyone is evacuated, Jessie knows she must put herself in unthinkable danger to catch the killer. And when she does, will she have the strength to take them down first?




A safe place… is that not something we all want for ourselves and our loved ones? Sometimes though it very hard to find when you are being chased and each time you start to trust someone it seems like they did not deserve your trust at all. You are constantly lied to, cheated on and when you think you have found that safe place, you have to run again.

The author created a great bunch of characters. I loved Jessie. She is such a great person and my heart went out to her. And then there are the bad ones… OMG some of them, I would have loved to give them a piece of mind. 😊

Little by little the author reveals the story and it was devastating to see who the baddie was and how bad he was.

It’s shows again how little you know a person if they don’t want you to know them. You might be living next door to a serial killer and to you he seems like the most likeable person in the world.

Kudos for the author for writing such an entertaining story that kept me up until the early hours. I just had to finish the book and find out who the culprit was. I was a bit groggy this morning due to lack of sleep, but I happily forgo on some sleep when I am reading a book this amazing.

Thank you for this great story. I am looking forward to your next work of art.

Thank you, L.A. Larkin and Bookouture


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 Lee Child, Louisa likes to write stories with lots of plot twists and characters that surprise. She feels very privileged to be able to brainstorm her story ideas with friends in the police and the FBI.


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