Safe – S.K. Barnett

Sneaking some more reviews in before the end of the month!

Thanks to Dutton Books for the free early copy in exchange for my honest review

SAFE – S.K. Barnett (Released June 9th, 2020)


Book Description:

A kidnapped girl survived twelve nightmarish years.
Now she’s safely back home . . . or is she?

Jenny Kristal was six years old when she was snatched off the sidewalk from her quiet suburban neighborhood. Twelve years later, she’s miraculously returned home after escaping her kidnappers—but as her parents and younger 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?

My Thoughts: 4/5 stars

Not only was this just a good thriller, I had this one with me while I was waiting for a tow truck to come get me (damn alternator went out on me). So I had plenty of uninterrupted time to finish this one up. SAFE by S.K. Barnett was a really quick read and I think it was unique and twisty! I flew through the ending and couldn’t wait to see how it was going to end.

Jenny was on her way to her friend’s house when she was taken off the sidewalk. Her quiet neighborhood was rocked and most lost hope that they would ever see her again. Fast forward twelve years – Jenny has returned home safely. Her family welcomes her back home, and I’m sure you can imagine how overjoyed they all were that she was alive and returned to them. What happened in the those twelve years? How did she get away? Was she released? Where was she? So many unanswered questions and it seems like every time we get an answer more questions surface. I loved how we were constantly trying to piece together the mystery.

Overall, a thriller I would definitely recommend! I’ll be keeping an eye out for more from Barnett in the future. I feel like this one stood out against a lot of the thrillers and suspense books that all seem to blend together (not that it’s a bad thing). A great summer read for the TBR!


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