Title: to keep you safe
Author: Kate Bradley
Pub Date: 5th March 2020
No. Of pages: 387
Where I got it: Readers First – ARC
Time to read: A week ISH, but I read the second half in less than 24 hours
Quick review: Brilliant debut that’s twisty, original but with an ending that made me feel unusually warm for a thriller
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 | 5
Jenni is ex army and now a high school math teacher. One day a pupil, Destiny, comes to her in some serious trouble, and with seemingly no other alternative, Jenni takes her in order to protect her.
What did I think?
This book was brilliant. It was original with plenty of twists that I didn’t see coming.
It’s told from the point of view of three key characters, but the majority of the narrative flits between Jenni and Destiny. This allows you to gain a great understanding on how both parties perceive the events that unfold.
I really don’t want to say more because I would hate to spoil this debut novel from Kate Bradley but I’ll leave you with these key thoughts:
– It didn’t have an unrealistic ending!
– The narrative switched seamlessly between characters
– If you love suspense and thrillers, read this now
– The only reason I knocked half a star off is because I felt it lagged ever so slightly in the middle. I feel like the story could have been told in perhaps 50 pages less.
– I will definitely read subsequent novels from Bradley
Thanks to Readers First for an ARC in exchange for this review.