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The Safe Place

(2020)
A novel by

 
 
NO PHONES
NO OUTSIDERS
NO ESCAPE


'An exciting and compelling new voice, Anna Downes' The Safe Place is a very accomplished debut' B.A. Paris, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Dilemma

Rated 4.5 * on NetGalley, this international bestseller is perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty, Lesley Kara and Ruth Ware

A BEAUTIFUL HOME MIGHT HIDE DANGEROUS SECRETS

Emily Proudman has been offered the chance of a lifetime - leave her messy London life, move to a beautiful estate in France and help her boss' wife take care of their daughter, Aurelia. It seems like the perfect opportunity to start again.

But once there, Emily soon starts to suspect that her charismatic new employers aren't telling her the whole truth. That there are even dangerous secrets hidden beneath the glamourous facade.

Rather than throwing herself headline into this oasis of wine-soaked days by the pool, Emily can't help but ask questions. Why have the family been moved to this isolated house so far from home? Why does Aurelia refuse to speak or be touched? Why are there whispers in the night?

The only problem is, the more Emily knows, the less chance there is she will ever be able to leave . . .

PRAISE FOR THE SAFE PLACE

'Tense and atmospheric with the seemingly idyllic, yet eerie, setting. A truly gripping read'
Karen Hamilton, bestselling author of The Perfect Girlfriend

'An outstanding debut. The Safe Place is destined to be a book club favourite'
Chris Hammer, award-winning author of Scrublands

'It's such a rare thing - a claustrophobic, addictive thriller that lets you actually feel for all of the characters involved'
Gytha Lodge, bestselling author of She Lies in Wait

'Compellingly disturbing. Anna Downes is a powerful story writer who will lull you into a false sense of security - and then pounce. An author to be watched'
Jane Corry, bestselling author of My Husband's Wife

'A brilliantly atmospheric novel that keeps you equally gripped and unsettled from page one. Starkly original and with an alarmingly plausible premise, this is destined to be a bestseller'
J.P. Pomare, bestselling author of Call Me Evie

'A dark and wonderful debut that lulls you in with beautiful prose and complex, believable characters, then beats you over the head with a killer plot and a thrilling climax. Everyone will be talking about this book!'
Christian White, bestselling author of The Nowhere Child

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Compellingly disturbing. Anna Downes is a powerful story writer who will lull you into a false sense of security - and then pounce. An author to be watched." - Jane Corry

"Tense and atmospheric with the seemingly idyllic, yet eerie, setting. A truly gripping read." - Karen Hamilton

"An outstanding debut. The Safe Place is destined to be a book club favourite." - Chris Hammer

"I absolutely devoured The Safe Place, and lived and breathed every second. The images Anna Downes creates are so vivid and real that I was transported between Soho and France in the flick of an eye. I had no idea where it was going; I just knew I had to hold onto Emily’s coattails and go along for the ride. This one is going to fly! If you love a suspense thriller with a punch, I’d highly recommend The Safe Place." - Sandie Jones

"It's such a rare thing - a claustrophobic, addictive thriller that lets you actually feel for all of the characters involved." - Gytha Lodge

"A brilliantly atmospheric novel that keeps you equally gripped and unsettled from page one. Starkly original and with an alarmingly plausible premise, this is destined to be a bestseller." - J P Pomare

"A dark and wonderful debut that lulls you in with beautiful prose and complex, believable characters, then beats you over the head with a killer plot and a thrilling climax. Everyone will be talking about this book!" - Christian White


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Hardback Editions

July 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Safe Place: A Novel
Author(s): Anna Downes
ISBN: 1-250-26480-4 / 978-1-250-26480-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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August 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Safe Place: The most addictive crime thriller of summer 2020
Author(s): Anna Downes
ISBN: 1-5293-7509-6 / 978-1-5293-7509-1 (UK edition)
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July 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Safe Place (International Edition)
Author(s): Anna Downes
ISBN: 1-250-77498-5 / 978-1-250-77498-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan USA International ed
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June 2020 : UK Paperback

Title: The Safe Place
Author(s): Anna Downes
ISBN: 1-5293-7508-8 / 978-1-5293-7508-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Audio Editions

July 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Safe Place
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July 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Safe Place
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July 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Safe Place
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ISBN: 1-250-75163-2 / 978-1-250-75163-8 (USA edition)
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July 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Safe Place: A Novel
Author(s): Anna Downes
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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July 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Safe Place: A Novel
Author(s): Anna Downes
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Kindle Editions

July 2020 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Safe Place: The most addictive crime thriller of summer 2020
Author(s): Anna Downes
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   


July 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Safe Place: A Novel
Author(s): Anna Downes
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


June 2020 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Safe Place: No phones. No outsiders. No escape.
Author(s): Anna Downes
Publisher: Affirm Press
Availability: Amazon AU