The Safe House

The Safe House

3.5 (2 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.5 (2 ratings by Goodreads)

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'Wow!... I read it in one sitting.' NetGalley reviewer,

She told you the house would keep you safe. She lied.

Esther is safe in the house. For sixteen years, she and her mother have lived off the grid, protected from the dangers of the outside world. For sixteen years, Esther has never seen another single soul.

Until today.

Today there's a man outside the house. A man who knows Esther's name, and who proves that her mother's claims about the outside world are false. A man who is telling Esther that she's been living a lie.

Is her mother keeping Esther safe - or keeping her prisoner?

'Gripping, tense and thought-provoking... I raced through it.' Catherine Cooper, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Chalet

'Unearths the depths of a mother's love... Compelling.' Eve Smith, author of The Waiting Rooms

'A terrifyingly sharp thriller.' Victoria Dowd, author of The Smart Woman's Guide to Murder

'Chilling and compelling.' Vikki Patis, author of Return to Blackwater House

Readers LOVE The Safe House!
'Gripping... Twists that had me on the edge of my seat.' NetGalley reviewer,

'A fast-paced thriller that I read in one day... Keeps you gripped until the end.' NetGalley reviewer,

'I loved this... I tore through it... Gave me chills.' NetGalley reviewer,

'Gripped me right from the start... I kept racing through the pages to find out how it was going to end.' NetGalley reviewer,

'Pulls in the reader from the get-go and holds its grip until the final twisted pages... Superlative.' NetGalley reviewer,

'Louise Mumford definitely delivers.' NetGalley reviewer,

'A fantastic read... Will stay with you long after the last page.' NetGalley reviewer,

'Terrific ending. Definitely a recommended read.' NetGalley reviewer,

'Impossible to stop reading until the bitter end.' NetGalley reviewer,

'Jaw-dropping ending.' NetGalley reviewer,
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 21mm | 240g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0008480885
  • 9780008480882
  • 805,773

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Praise for THE SAFE HOUSE:
'Perfectly realised.' Trevor Wood, Dagger award-winning author of The Man on the Street

'Tense, claustrophobic and oh-so addictive.' Penny Batchelor, author of My Perfect Sister

'A compulsive and tightly woven thriller that deftly illustrates the chilling lengths a mother will go to protect her child.' Karin Nordin, author of Last One Alive

'The Safe House is a captivating and distinctive thriller that explores the terrifying dangers of a mother's distorted love.' Sarah Clarke, author of A Mother Never Lies

Praise for SLEEPLESS:

'The Circle meets Black Mirror in a thrilling, plausible and gripping debut. Frighteningly inventive.' John Marrs, bestselling author of The One

'A twisty, action-packed plot make this intriguing thriller unputdownable.' Roz Watkins, author of the DI Meg Dalton series

'A brilliantly original premise which is horrifyingly believable - one for insomniacs everywhere.' Catherine Cooper, author of The Chalet

'An original and action-packed thriller, with a perfectly unnerving premise that hooked me from the start.' Philippa East, author of Little White Lies

'A complex, clever novel with memorable characters and a dash of sci-fi. A truly gripping rollercoaster ride through a dark, dystopian land.' Vikki Patis, author of Girl, Lost

'A tense, unsettling psychological thriller that'll leave you wondering if there's something more behind your own sleepless nights!' Karin Nordin, author of Where Ravens Roost
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About Louise Mumford

Louise was born and lives in South Wales. From a young age she loved books and dancing, but hated having to go to sleep, convinced that she might miss out on something interesting happening in the world whilst she dozed - much to her mother's frustration! Insomnia has been a part of her life ever since.

She studied English Literature at university and graduated with first class honours. As a teacher she tried to pass on her love of reading to her students (and discovered that the secret to successful teaching is... stickers! She is aware that that is, essentially, bribery.)

In the summer of 2019 Louise experienced a once-in-a-lifetime moment: she was discovered as a new writer by her publisher at the Primadonna Festival. Everything has been a bit of a whirlwind since then.

Louise lives in Cardiff with her husband and spends her time trying to get down on paper all the marvellous and frightening things that happen in her head.
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