- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 761 KB
- Print Length: 352 pages
- Publisher: William Morrow (Sept. 19 2017)
- Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers CA
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N5J5ALM
She's the most famous murder victim in America. What if she's not dead?
Pushed to the breaking point, Cara Burrows flees her home and family and escapes to a five-star spa resort she can't afford. Late at night, exhausted and desperate, she lets herself into her hotel room and is shocked to find it already occupied — by a man and a teenage girl.
A simple mistake at the front desk... but soon Cara realizes that the girl she saw alive and well in the hotel room is someone she can't possibly have seen: the most famous murder victim in the country, Melody Chapa, whose parents are serving natural life sentences for her murder.
Cara doesn't know what to trust — everything she's read and heard about the case, or the evidence of her own eyes. Did she really see Melody? And is she prepared to ask herself that question and answer it honestly if it means risking her own life?
“No one writes twisted, suspenseful novels quite like Sophie Hannah. I just love her dry, edgy wit and the way she brings her weirdly wonderful characters to life. ” (Liane Moriarty)
“Sophie Hannah puts the ‘psycho’ in psychological suspense.” (Lisa Gardner)
“Her plots are ingenious — she’s a writer in complete command of her material — and it’s O.K. if you haven’t quite kept up. She keeps you puzzled and intrigued, right until the end.” (The ew York Times Book Review)
“Sophie Hannah... has clearly mastered the psychological methodology [of] Gillian Flynn or Tana French. Her unreliable narrator commands our attention and even our sympathy.” (NPR)
About the Author
Sophie Hannah is an internationally bestselling writer of psychological crime fiction, published in 27 countries. In 2013, her latest novel, The Carrier, won the Crime Thriller of the Year Award at the Specsavers National Book Awards. Two of Sophie’s crime novels, The Point of Rescue and The Other Half Lives, have been adapted for television and appeared on ITV1 under the series title Case Sensitive in 2011 and 2012. In 2004, Sophie won first prize in the Daphne Du Maurier Festival Short Story Competition for her suspense story The Octopus Nest, which is now published in her first collection of short stories, The Fantastic Book of Everybody’s Secrets.
Sophie has also published five collections of poetry. Her fifth, Pessimism for Beginners, was shortlisted for the 2007 T S Eliot Award. Her poetry is studied at GCSE, A-level and degree level across the UK. From 1997 to 1999 she was Fellow Commoner in Creative Arts at Trinity College, Cambridge, and between 1999 and 2001 she was a fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford. She is forty-one and lives with her husband and children in Cambridge, where she is a Fellow Commoner at Lucy Cavendish College. She is currently working on a new challenge for the little grey cells of Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie’s famous detective.
Keep Her Safe is the first book of Sophie Hannah's that I have read. I really emjoyed Keep Her Safe and had a hard time putting it down.
Cara Burrows has run away from her family in England and come to an expensive, exclusive resort in Arizona. When she arrives, she is given a key to the wrong room and she sees someone that should not have been seen. And from there, the roller coaster ride begins.
Sophie Hannah is a good writer and storyteller. I loved Cara's observations about American life. Being English, Cara is much more reserved than the people she meets. The technology is up to date in the book...Cara corresponds with her children through Instragram. Totally believable.
As Cara's story unfolds and we learn her secret and what has brought her on a mission of self discovery. And her family's role in her desire to disappear for a while. And how everything turns out...
Highly recommend Sophie Hannah's Keep Her Safe.