The Safe Place: A completely addictive and gripping crime thriller

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Her heart pounds at the sound of footsteps outside her small cabin in the woods. The snap of a twig tells her someone is close by. As she treads lightly towards the back door, she says a silent prayer—don’t let him find me…

Everyone in Eagle Falls knows Jessie Lewis. Ever since she reported her boyfriend, fire chief and local hero, for beating her, she’s been an outcast from the small town. But when someone sets fire to a house in the woods, killing the entire Troyer family in their beds, the locals turn on her once again. And when rumors circulate about her very public argument with Paul Troyer, they take it as proof that she killed them.

Devastated that anyone could think her capable of such an atrocity, Jessie knows that if people don’t believe she’s innocent, more lives will be in danger. She turns to Ruth: new in town, and an ex-FBI agent, Ruth could be the exact person Jessie needs to smoke out the killer. But can she trust her with her life?

Days later, another house linked to Jessie is set ablaze. Falling to her knees in the scorched remains, Jessie finds something buried in the ash which she immediately recognizes. The murders must be linked to the death of someone very close to her, and, terrified, she realizes the killer is coming for her…

As local wildfires take hold of Eagle Falls and the town is evacuated, Jessie drives at high speed toward the fires, knowing she must put herself in unthinkable danger in order to catch the killer. When she finally faces the person who wants her dead, will she have the strength to take them down first?


From USA Today bestselling crime author L.A. Larkin, The Safe Place is a thrilling rollercoaster ride for fans of Rachel Caine, Lisa Regan and Kendra Elliot. You will not be able to put this down!


What readers are saying about The Safe Place:


“Absolutely brilliant… From the first page I was propelled to the edge of my seat… Utterly breath-takingI was up all night because I wanted to keep turning the pages… Totally wow!!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


“I was on the edge of my seat throughout this book!… I was yelling at my device! Lol, this book had it all… Definitely a nail-biter. Loved it!!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


“Will have your heart racing with every page… Completely sucks you in! … Absolutely addictive. A thrilling, heart-pounding wild ride!” @oh.happy.reading, 5 stars


Grips you from the start and keeps you hanging on till the end. This is a rapid-paced, compelling story.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars


“Wild fires, action, murders, oh my!... Get ready for non-stop action! You will be holding your breath and also gasping out loud! @lindzanne1_bookworm, 5 stars


“An amazing thriller.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars


“From the very first page, right until the last, The Safe Place will have you hooked. It is non-stop action and I finished it in a day. An absolute page-turner.” @mandylovestoread


What readers are saying about L.A. Larkin:


“WOWJust wow, OMGI found myself on the edge of my seat and I’m certain that if I was in the habit of biting my nails, I wouldn’t have any left… Worth far more than five stars.” Nicki’s Life of Crime, 5 stars


I couldn’t put this one down! I don’t know where to begin with this thriller thrill ride… Twists and turns and surprises to keep you on the edge of your seat.” Problematic Pug, 5 stars


Wow!… What a story! I think my heart pounded out of my chest! What a heart-pounding, suspense-filled book.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

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Nov 9, 2021
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Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Noir
Fiction / Psychological
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Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / General
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