2017 Book 315: KEEP HER SAFE by Sophie Hannah

Keep Her Safe by Sophie Hannah
ISBN: 9780062388322 (hardcover)
ISBN: 9780062388346 (ebook)
ASIN: B01N5J5ALM (Kindle edition)
Publication date: September 19, 2017 
Publisher: William Morrow



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? 


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Cara Burrows just needs some time away from her family, so she leaves England, flies to America, and hopes to wile away the time at a five-star resort in the US Southwest. Little does she know that a simple mistake in a room assignment will put her in the midst of a danger and intrigue in Sophie Hannah’s latest, Keep Her Safe.

Cara Burrows is happily married and the mother of two children. She and her husband thought their family was complete, but now she’s pregnant with baby number three and it appears she’s the only one that wants this child. Unable to stay at home and deal with all of the emotions raised by this dilemma, Cara unilaterally decides to take time away from her family. She leaves a brief note for her husband and children, books a flight to the US and a stay at the posh Swallowtail resort. Flight delays cause Cara to arrive at her destination very late at night. She checks in, receives her room key, only to realize her “room” is already occupied by a man and his daughter. When she returns to the front desk and explains the situation, she is given a new room assignment and whisked off to her new upgraded room, a casita. The next morning, Cara witnesses an older woman complaining that she’s seen “Melody Chapa” and wants the police to investigate. Curious, Cara does a search online and delves into the mysterious case of the presumed murdered Melody Chapa. As Cara investigates this case, a case she’d never heard of until recently, she realizes that she may have seen this child (now a teenager) as well. Another guest, Tarin Fry, befriends Cara and believes her account of seeing “Melody” on the night she arrived and entered the already occupied room. Soon, Cara disappears and Tarin is the only one that insists this is all tied to the appearance and subsequent disappearance of Melody Chapa. Was Melody Chapa really murdered by her parents? If not, who took her and where has she been all this time? Did Cara runaway after her husband arrived at the resort or has she been abducted? If she was abducted, who has her and why?

Most of you know by now, that I absolutely love reading mystery, suspense, thrillers and I loved Keep Her Safe. I found this to be a fast-paced and wholly engaging read that kept me on the edge of my seat with the constant twists and turns. Just when I thought I knew what was going on and where the story was going, a major twist occurred (I like it when that happens). Cara might initially come across as a little wimpy, but I liked her quite a bit. I absolutely adored the outspoken Tarin Fry and her daughter Zellie (Giselia). Ms. Hannah has crafted characters and a story that kept me wondering even after the last page. No, I won’t tell you what happens, but there are some major surprises that take place. For those of you that enjoy mysteries, I strongly suggest you grab a copy of Keep Her Safe to read. If you simply enjoy reading unpredictable stories, then again I encourage you to grab a copy of Keep Her Safe to read. There’s not much else I can say about Keep Her Safe other than it is an incredibly well-written story, with believable characters (even the unlikeable characters), contains a realistic plot and features a shrewd and inventive mystery. I’ve read and enjoyed previous books by Ms. Hannah and I look forward to reading more from her in the future.

Disclaimer: I received a free digital advance reader copy of this book from the publisher for review purposes via Edelweiss+. I was not paid, required, or otherwise obligated to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”



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Book Showcase: THE FANTASTIC BOOK OF EVERYBODY’S SECRETS by Sophie Hannah


The Fantastic Book of Everybody’s Secrets


by Sophie Hannah


on Tour November 1 – December 17, 2016





The Fantastic Book of Everybody's Secrets by Sophie Hannah

A collection of ingenious suspense stories from one of today’s most acclaimed novelists in the genre. Everybody has their secrets, and in Sophie Hannah’s fantastic stories the curtains positively twitch with them. Who, for instance, is the hooded figure hiding in the bushes outside a young man’s house? Why does the same stranger keep appearing in the background of a family’s holiday photographs? What makes a woman stand mesmerised by two children in a school playground, children she’s never met but whose names she knows well? And which secret results in a former literary festival director sorting soiled laundry in a shabby hotel? All will be revealed…but at a cost. As Sophie Hannah uncovers the dark obsessions and strange longings behind the most ordinary relationships, life will never seem quite the same again.




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Genre: Short Stories, Thriller
Published by: Witness Impulse
Publication Date: October 11th 2016
Number of Pages: 120
ISBN: 0062562096 (ISBN13: 9780062562098)
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Sophie Hannah is the New York Times-bestselling author of numerous psychological thrillers, which have been published in 27 countries and adapted for television, as well as The Monogram Murders, the first Hercule Poirot novel authorized by the estate of Agatha Christie.


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This is a rafflecopter giveaway hosted by Partners In Crime Virtual Book Tours for Sophie Hannah and Witness Impulse. There will be 5 US winners of one (1) eBook copy of The Fantastic Book of Everybody’s Secrets by Sophie Hannah. The giveaway begins on November 1st and runs through January 2nd, 2017.


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Book Showcase: THE VISITOR’S BOOK by Sophie Hannah

The Visitor’s Book

by Sophie Hannah

on Tour November 1 – December 17, 2016



The Visitor's Book by Sophie Hannah

A collection of spine-tingling ghost stories from one of today’s most acclaimed suspense novelists. In this small but perfectly formed collection of supernatural short stories, bestselling author, Sophie Hannah, takes the comforting scenes of everyday life and imbues them with a frisson of fear. Why is a young woman so unnerved by the presence of a visitors book in her boyfriend’s inner-city home? And whose spidery handwriting is it that fills the pages? Who is the strangely courteous boy still lingering at a child’s tenth birthday party when all the parents have gathered their children and left? And why does the presence of a perfectly ordinary woman in a post office queue leave another customer pallid and quaking with fear?




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Genre: Short Stories, Thriller
Published by: Witness Impulse
Publication Date: November 1st 2016
Number of Pages: 120
ISBN: 0062562126 (ISBN13: 9780062562128)
Purchase Links: Amazon  Barnes & Noble  Goodreads 



Sophie Hannah

Learn More:

Sophie Hannah is the New York Times-bestselling author of numerous psychological thrillers, which have been published in 27 countries and adapted for television, as well as The Monogram Murders, the first Hercule Poirot novel authorized by the estate of Agatha Christie.




Catch Up with Sophie Hannah on her Website  & Twitter !









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This is a rafflecopter giveaway hosted by Partners In Crime Virtual Book Tours for Sophie Hannah and Witness Impulse. There will be 5 US winners of one (1) eBook copy of The Visitor’s Book by Sophie Hannah. The giveaway begins on November 1st and runs through January 2nd, 2017.


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2015 Book #249: THE WARNING by Sophie Hannah



The Warning by Sophie Hannah
ISBN: 9780062428851 (paperback)
ISBN: 9780062428844 (ebook)
ASIN: B00VES8D5G (Kindle edition)
Publication date: June 30, 2015 (digital) / August 4, 2015 (pbk)
Publisher: Witness Impulse


Don’t say I didn’t warn you…

When a kindly stranger does Chloe a good deed, she decides she must repay him. But in tracing him, she meets a sympathetic woman named Nadine, who warns Chloe to stay away from the man at all costs. “Give him nothing, tell him nothing, don’t trust him,” she says. “Avoid him like the plague.”

Chloe knows the sensible thing to do: walk away. But her curiosity gets the best of her. What is the truth about the good Samaritan? How dangerous could he be? And can Chloe find the answers without putting herself and her daughter in harm’s way?

A twisting, razor-sharp suspense story that will keep you guessing to the very end, The Warning features an appearance from Simon Waterhouse, next seen in the full-length thriller Woman with a Secret—already hailed as “mesmerizing” (Lisa Gardner) and “unputdownable” (Liane Moriarty). 



Chloe is a single mom. On the day of her daughter’s audition for a musical, she’s unknowingly left the sheet music in her car, in a garage that’s too far away to retrieve in time for the audition. Tom (aka chivalrous knight to the rescue) comes to her rescue on his speedy steed (aka his bicycle) and retrieves the sheet music just in the nick of time. When Chloe tracks Tom down and provides him with a “thank you” gift, she receives a strange warning from one of Tom’s coworkers. Chloe doesn’t pay heed to the warning so her best friend pulls in a police officer to launch a friendly investigation into Tom. Should Chloe listen to these warnings or follow her heart?

The Warning is a very quick read at under 100 pages. Ms. Hannah has provided the reader with a thriller that pulls the reader in from page one. I found most of the action in The Warning to be plausible and realistic, except for the notion of “love at first sight.” (Is it possible to be attracted to someone at first sight? Yes! Is it possible to fall in love with someone that you know absolutely nothing about? I don’t think so.) Personal prejudices aside, if you’re looking for a quick and thrilling read with romantic overtones, then grab a copy of The Warning.

Disclaimer: I received a print copy of this book for review purposes from the publisher via Edelweiss. I was not paid, required, or otherwise obligated to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”



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