SK Barnett: Safe

Today I’m pleased to be hosting a spot on the blog tour for Safe. My review is written with thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me on the tour and for my copy of the book via the publisher.



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

But no one could find her.

Now, twelve years later, 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? How did she find her way home?

And who is she?


When I signed up to this blog tour, I was immediately intrigued by the premise and felt that Safe had the potential to stand out in a very busy crowd. I was not disappointed in the slightest. Barnett built the tension brilliantly and I had so many questions as I was reading. The writing is so compelling that I couldn’t help but read “one more chapter” every time!

I love an unreliable narrator and Safe definitely has one of those! I went round in circles trying to work out whether JoBeth was telling the truth. I loved the way her character was constructed and although she wasn’t always likeable, she certainly got under my skin. The occasional chapter is told from the viewpoint of another member of the family, and these characters were also very well drawn, holding my interest all the way through.

There are lots of twists and turns in Safe and I quickly learnt to expect the unexpected! I had a few theories of how the book would end but the actual ending wasn’t one of them. I was hooked until the final page.

Safe is available from Amazon.

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