Keep Her Safe
By Sophie Hannah
William Morrow & Company, 9780062388322, September 19, 2017, 352pp.
The Short of It:
Started off pretty well but lost steam about half way through.
The Rest of It:
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. ~ Indiebound
Keep Her Safe completely fell apart for me. I had to push myself to finish it and that is never good. The story was ridiculous. The characters were underdeveloped and annoying. Everyone spends their time running around, sticking their noses into other people’s business and there is no suspense whatsoever.
In case it’s not clear, I can’t recommend this one. I finished it, thinking that maybe in the end, it would all come together in some reasonable way, but I was wrong.
Source: Review copy provided by the publisher via Edelweiss.
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10 thoughts on “Review: Keep Her Safe”
I’ve heard this about her work which disappoints me because I’ve met her and she’s lovely.
I’m sure she is lovely. I’ve read lots of good things about her and her writing on Goodreads. That is why I’m so confused over this one. It was truly horrible. But she’s a published author and I am not so obviously this is just my own personal opinion. I hate to post negative reviews because I can usually find something redeeming in the books I select. Maybe the editing has something to do with it.
Interesting take…I did enjoy this one, although it was not my favorite from the author. She does take liberties with credibility, but, IMO, that aspect of her books makes them fascinating.
Not for everyone, obviously. Thanks for sharing.
You know, I saw your review on Goodreads so I know you liked it quite a bit more than I did. I liked the beginning but credibility aside, it was just horribly executed. I love a good Missing Person story but there really was no build-up whatsoever and her pregnancy seemed like it was tossed in just to make her somewhat vulnerable. I looked the author up and see all her work with the Agatha Christie books so I’m confused as to why this one was not better.
It is good that we all have our opinions…that is what makes sharing our books fun.
Oh too bad, sounds like a bit of a mess. Never a good sign if you feel you have to make yourself finish a book.
Oh, that is so disappointing especially after the great plot summary! I am impressed that you finished it; that is time you will never get back. 😦
Well, that’s disappointing. I have a copy of this one to read–and I’ll give it a try as you never know, but still. It’s really too bad it didn’t live up to the premise.
Many on Goodreads loved it so you never know.
Oh, that’s not fun. I probably would have DNF’d that one