blog tour, books, reviews

Blog Tour: Safe and Sound – Philippa East*


Home can be the most dangerous place…

In a small London bedsit, a radio is playing. A small dining table is set for three, and curled up on the sofa is a body…

Jenn is the one who discovers the woman, along with the bailiffs. All indications suggest that the tenant – Sarah Jones – was pretty, charismatic and full of life.

So how is it possible that her body has lain undiscovered for ten whole months?

My thoughts:

Inspired by one of the saddest real life stories I know, this book deals with some big themes – loneliness, family, mental illness and death.

Jenn’s discovery of the body of a tenant, forgotten and alone, who seems to have had no family or friends around her, sparks a determination to find someone who cared, especially when she realises there is a connection between them. At the same time she’s dealing with her own issues and worries.

Sensitively handled and written, the reasons why Jenn is so desperate for answers slowly reveal themselves in her own life. She’s an interesting protagonist and her hypervigililence around her son makes sense the further the book goes.

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