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A Place of Safety

(2008)
(The second book in the Lilly Valentine series)
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When the world has failed you, you need a place of safety...Hard-hitting crime from the author of Damaged Goods. The rape of a young asylum seeker plunges family care lawyer Lilly Valentine into the toughest case of her life. 14-year-old Anna lives in Hounds Place, a hostel in Bedfordshire for youngsters seeking refuge from the atrocities being carried out in their homelands. A chance meeting with three public schoolboys ends in her being horrifically assaulted. When Artan, Anna's friend and a fellow asylum seeker, approaches Lilly about seeking justice through the courts she warns him that the law may not be on their side. Who will believe the words of an asylum seeker over the account of three privileged English boys? Despite this, Lilly is loath to get involved. After all, she is supposed to be putting her family and work commitments first. But Lilly quickly lives to regret that decision when Artan and Anna turn up at a school armed with guns, determined to take matters into their own hands. The day turns to tragedy and Anna is arrested.Wracked with guilt, Lilly is compelled to take on Anna's case despite the objections of her boyfriend Jack, boss, and most importantly, her own son Sam - a pupil at the school.

Her decision to defend Anna attracts a huge backlash from the press and the community. And when local racist groups pick up on the story, Lilly's family and friends become a target. Can Lilly follow her conscience and defend Anna - or is this case just too close to home?

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

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Used availability for Helen Black's A Place of Safety

Hardback Editions

October 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Place Of Safety
Author(s): Helen Black
ISBN: 0-7505-3264-5 / 978-0-7505-3264-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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Paperback Editions

August 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Place of Safety
Author(s): Helen Black
ISBN: 0-00-750279-6 / 978-0-00-750279-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Avon
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December 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Place of Safety
Author(s): Helen Black
ISBN: 1-84756-071-7 / 978-1-84756-071-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Avon
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Audio Editions

January 2011 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: A Place Of Safety
Author(s): Helen Black
ISBN: 1-84652-958-1 / 978-1-84652-958-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
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January 2011 : UK Audio CD

Title: A Place Of Safety
Author(s): Helen Black
ISBN: 1-84652-959-X / 978-1-84652-959-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
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January 2011 : UK MP3 CD

Title: A Place Of Safety
Author(s): Helen Black
ISBN: 1-84652-960-3 / 978-1-84652-960-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
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Kindle Editions

May 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Place of Safety (Lilly Valentine Series)
Author(s): Helen Black
Publisher: Avon
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA