Safe and Sound
Philippa East, Read by Josephine Arden

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Narrated By: Josephine Arden

Duration: 13 hours and 27 minutes

What to expect

The gripping new novel from the author of LITTLE WHITE LIES.

‘A tense, anxious novel’ ARAMINTA HALL
‘Heart-breakingly realistic’ GYTHA LODGE
‘Compelling and beautifully written’ DEBBIE HOWELLS
‘An engrossing, twisty tale’ NELL PATTISON

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?

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Reviews for SAFE AND SOUND

‘The corkscrew narrative twists together past and present to create a paranoid nightmare in which the reader doesn’t know who or what to believe. ‘ Sunday Times Crime Club

‘A Thought-provoking thriller’ Heat

‘This emotional, twisty plot leads to a satisfyingly spellbinding end’ Candis

‘Multi-layered…A different sort of suspense novel but most intriguing’ Belfast Telegraph

What readers are saying about SAFE AND SOUND

‘Addictive and tense – one of the very best books I've read this year.’

‘This is the second novel I’ve read by this author, and they seem to get better every time.'

‘The tension builds and there are some unexpected shocks along the way … Philippa East has a lot of talent and I look forward to reading her next book!’

‘Absolutely loved this book. Would really recommend this story. I thought the plot was very good and the story had a few twists and turns along the way.’

‘Philippa East’s Safe and Sound is a remarkable novel . . . A deep and engrossing thriller that should be on everyone’s 2021 reading list.’

Genre

Modern & contemporary fiction, Thriller / suspense fiction, Psychological thriller, Family life fiction, Narrative theme: Death, grief, loss

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‘An atmospheric, page-turning portrait of isolation and mental fragility combining heart-rending sensitivity with sock-it-to-'em twists.’ Helen Monks Takhar, author of Precious You

‘Taut, tantalizing suspense . . . Safe and Sound is gripping, spellbinding, and completely addictive.’ Samantha M. Bailey, author of USA Today and #1 national bestseller Woman on the Edge

'I loved this engrossing and affecting novel which is beautifully written and deeply insightful about mental health and loneliness.’ Roz Watkins, author of The Devil’s Dice

‘A clever and gripping psychological thriller . . . It draws the reader into the character’s mind and onwards to a startling conclusion.’ Jenny Quintana, author of The Missing Girl

‘Elegantly written with an effective blend of suspense and psychological insight. An extremely gripping read.’ Melanie Golding, author of Little Darlings

‘A brilliant portrayal of the chasm that often exists between the reality of our lives and how we portray ourselves. It drew me in from the first chapter and had me hooked until the end!’ Nikki Smith, author of All in Her Head