Safe at Home

Safe at Home

The gripping, twisty domestic thriller you won’t be able to put down

Summary

'Addictive, tense and pacy, Safe at Home kept me constantly guessing' B A Paris, bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors and The Therapist

What if you left your child alone, and something terrible happened?


Anna James is an anxious mother. So when she has to leave eleven-year-old Harrie home alone one evening, she can't stop worrying about her daughter. But nothing bad ever happens in the sleepy village of Barton St Martin.

Except something goes wrong that night, and Anna returns to find Harrie with bruises she won't explain. The next morning a local businessman is reported missing and the village is sparking with gossip.

Anna is convinced there's a connection and that Harrie is in trouble.

But how can she protect her daughter if she doesn't know where the danger is coming from?

'A wonderfully dark, addictive, intriguing and twisty read' Karen Hamilton, author of The Perfect Girlfriend
'If you're in the mood for a dark family drama, this novel will be right up your street . . . Expect plenty of twists and turns.' Heat
'A deliciously gripping thriller; the twists blew my mind!' Emma Curtis, author of Keep Her Quiet
'Razor-sharp and shocking - a breathless thriller that never lets up the pace' Charlotte Duckworth, author of The Perfect Father
'A chilling thriller, perfect for a long weekend.' Daily Express


Readers are gripped by Safe at Home:

'This is psychological suspense at its very best' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
'Such a gripping, intense story with so many secrets being exposed' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
'Many characters weren't who they seemed and just when I thought it was all wrapped up, there was a twist I didn't see coming!' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Reviews

  • Utterly gripping, dark, twisty and cleverly written. I was desperate to know what was going on and the killer twist was completely unexpected. Fabulous.
    Karen Clarke, author of YOUR LIFE FOR MINE

About the author

Lauren North

Lauren North writes psychological suspense novels that delve into the darker side of relationships and families. She has a lifelong passion for writing, reading, and all things books. Lauren’s love of psychological suspense has grown since childhood and from her dark imagination of always wondering what’s the worst thing that could happen in every situation.

Lauren studied psychology before moving to London where she lived and worked for many years. She now lives with her family in the Suffolk countryside. Readers can follow Lauren on Twitter @Lauren_C_North and Facebook @LaurenNorthAuthor
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