Safe by S.K. Barnett – Book Review

Safe by S.K. Barnett

A six-year-old girl disappears from a small
town.
Twelve years later, she’s back.
But is she safe? Are you?
Jenny Kristal was six years old when she was snatched in broad daylight from her quiet
suburban neighbourhood.
Twelve years later, she miraculously returns home after escaping her kidnappers – but as her parents and older brother welcome her back, the questions begin to mount.
Where has she been all these years? Why is she back now? And is home really the safest
place for her . . . or for any of them?

 

Safe by S.K. Barnett

 

Purchase Link

Today, I’m excited to take part in the blog tour for Safe by S.K. Barnett. Thank you to Anne Cater from Random Things Tours and the publisher for a copy of the book, which I have reviewed honestly.

My Thoughts

This is the story of Jenny Kristal a six-year-old child who disappeared on her way to her friend’s house just a few doors away from her home. Twelve years later she is found walking the streets close to where she once lived. Now back in the folds of the family who love her, things should be better for Jenny…but are they?

Jenny is a likeable character with a heartbreaking story that is slowly revealed. At first, she is reluctant to talk about her kidnapping, later she reveals details which don’t seem to add up. This book differs from other missing children storylines because in this case, you feel from the start that Jenny’s ordeal is far from over.

Safe is an uncomfortable read due to the child abuse content, however, the story is gripping with plenty of twists and turns. This is a powerful thriller that is tense, thought-provoking but also heartwrenching and raw.

About the author

S. K. Barnett is a pseudonym for a New York Times bestselling author whose previous thriller novel Derailed was turned into a major motion picture in 2005 featuring Jennifer Anniston and Clive Owen. He lives in New York State with his family.

 

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