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Safe with Me

A psychological thriller so tense it will take your breath away
Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
4 out of 5 stars (1,051 ratings)

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Summary

Thirteen years ago someone did something very bad to Anna. Now it's her turn to get even.

Anna lives a solitary existence, taking solace in order and routine. Her only friend is the lonely old lady next door. She doesn't like to let people to get too close - she knows how much damage they can do.

Then one ordinary day, Anna witnesses a devastating road accident and recognises the driver as Carla, the woman who ruined her life all those years ago. Now it's Anna's chance to set things straight, but her revenge needs to be executed carefully....

First she needs to get to know Liam, the man injured in the accident. She needs to follow the police investigation. She needs to watch Carla from the shadows.... But as Anna's obsession with Carla escalates, her own secrets start to unravel. Is Carla really dangerous, or does Anna need to worry about someone far closer to home?

A compelling, gripping psychological thriller, perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train and The Sister.

©2016 KMW Enterprises Limited (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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A chilling thriller

The story was very good, Anna is a well thought out character, with depth and this comes through in the story telling.

There are a few chapters are slow but can be overlooked because of the length of the book.

I listened to the book while driving and the story got quite intense that I had to switch it off to recover and focus on what I was doing.

The narration was very good, loads of changes in voice and speed making for a gripping and very intense listen.

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  • 08-05-17

Hard to follow

This book was ok but the story line was a little bit all over the place for an audible book. It was a little hard to follow. I really wanted to love it but it wasn't as good as other psychological thrillers I have read or listened to.

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Okay...

The story started off good but I started to feel quite irritated with the main character.

Ending was okay.

I don't think I could listen to it again.

Narration is good.

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Excellent read.

What does Lucy Price-Lewis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Excellent narrator.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed Safe With Me. The story unfolded in a intriguing and interesting way and the ending is unpredictable. Upon finishing the book, I immediately bought Blink by the same author and was not disappointed.
One slight criticism would be that there are a few too many mentally disturbed characters.

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Complex

This is a complex and clever story, which definitely kept me guessing. The main characters; Anna, Liam, Ivy and Carla are all bonkers in their own way. It's just a matter of trying to work out who's the most bonkers, who manages to hide their bonkersness behind a facade of normality and who's facade is going to crumble first. Lucy Price-Lewis is an excellent narrator and always enhances the language of any book she narrates. A cleverly written roller coaster of a tale. I am already a fan of K.L. Slater and am looking forward to reading more of her work.

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  • 18-03-17

A welcome change

Different from my usual read but very enjoyable. would recommend as a good holiday read.

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Gripping

Couldn't put this down had to keep listening story was so interesting and so life like in many cases

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Disappointing End - Seemed somewhat rushed

what the heck happened at the end. everything brilliant up to Chapter 70 - then all hell broke loose. Far too many loose ends or not properly explained. Up to Chapter 70 I just couldn't stop listening - such a shame.

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A stunning read

The story grips you throughout, but slightly disappointing ending does let it down a bit

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Definitely worth a listen

A very good story, lots of twists and turns though I felt the ending could have been a bit better. Definitely worth a listen though!

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  • Lizzystick
  • 28-04-17

Interesting crazy people

This Book was really interesting and full of great crazy people. The main character is not all that likable and I found myself cringing at her actions throughout the book... but I found myself rooting for her anyway. The overall plot is a bit far fetched but interesting characters made the book enjoyable. Even though I figured out who is really the bad person fairly early I was invested enough in the outcome to not want to stop listening. Narration was really good almost 5 stars.

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  • ROBIN
  • 21-03-17

Different... good different!

I listen to a lot of books from this genre, and it's nice to find one that is interesting and different from the rest. This one has several story lines and twists and a revealing ending. Kind of creepy, but highly recommendable! The narration was perfect.

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  • Gwendolyn
  • 20-05-17

Cheated

Have to say that this is not a good psychological thriller. Most of the book's focus is on a tragedy 13 years before, and how those lives are affected. The story goes back and forth as events unfold. Suddenly, the story switches up and the focus and ending are about 2 people unrelated to the tragedy. It's like the author got bored with the plot, changed the focus of the story and tacks on an ending that leaves you feeling cheated. I will not bother with this author again!

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  • Booberkitty
  • 10-09-17

To Lengthy

The story drug on with very little surprises, the ending was bland, yet I will say once I started the book I had to see how it would end. The narrator was great.

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  • Anna M Dunnam
  • 12-07-17

Intriguing story

It kept making me think I knew what was going to happen, yet, it would go in a different direction. Great story!

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  • Kim
  • 26-09-17

Not the best

This book was very drawn out on the story- I think it could have been shorter. Anna was very predictable and she was not really an interesting character. All in all it was a book I could have lived without listening to. Save your credit for something with more substance.

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  • Wayne
  • 10-07-17

All of the characters are clinically insane!

The best thing I can say about Safe With Me is that it kept my interest; a train wreck would also keep my interest. The comparison to a train wreck is apt. There are also many plot twists that can not be easily foreseen. I recently wrote a 5 star review of Liar which is another psychological thriller by K.L. Slater. Safe With Me is not nearly as worthwhile.

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  • Han Moreno
  • 16-03-17

Love the build up of suspense.

Very good audiobook to listen to. The suspense was building up as the chapter progressive. Only thing to say in my listening was that the audio and the physical book did not correlated with the chapter in the book but I still manage to listen to it. For example, the audible book said this certain chapter but in the physical book it was a different chapter. Anyways, I would recommend this for anybody that likes the suspense throughout the story.

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  • Buzy_reading
  • 08-06-19

Unstable characters...an accident trying them together

When Anna witnesses an accident involving a scooter she takes corrective action. Anna worked as a mail carrier who became obsessed with Liam and Amanda the two individuals involved in the accident. She took on the role of stalker and snooper sabotaging Amanda’s character in the process. Anna was hung up on the injustice of what Amanda did to Liam.

Following the lives of Joan, Carla, and Anna. Alternating between the past of thirteen years ago and the present. The chains of events that escalated from this one accident proceeded to move in directions that established how unstable and fragile Anna’s mind was given the circumstances of her past. When you mix in the secrets of Ivy, Liam, and Amanda it was a cocktail of questionable concern. Yet these secrets don’t come until the end of the story meanwhile Anna is rooting around playing detective by herself looking for anything to discredit the other women in Liam’s life.

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My issue with this story was my inability to figure out where the author is going with Anna’s character. The way the author delivered this information had me questioning the relevance. What was the purpose of Joan’s point of view? What was the purpose of going back fifteen years to Daniel’s backstory? How would these characters tie into Anna’s present situation? Too many plot holes from the beginning. Too many loose ends that were put on hold until the author chose to incorporate them later in the story.

Those scenes with Anna smelling something sour led to absolutely nothing. I had expected something more grander. Anna being a mail carrier was disappointing as well. All those scenes with her unable to complete her delivery route led to a disappointing resolution. Amanda and Liam meeting up at his home were disappointing. This too was a disappointment with the way the details unfolded.


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This is a first time that I’ve loved listening to an audiobook more than the story itself. Lucy Price-Lewis is the British solo performer. Her voice is like magic. Must be the accent. I’m a sucker for a good accent. She delivers a worthy narration with good sound quality, good tone, and a good performance.


Every word that left her mouth seemed to carry an unspoken subtext that only Anna herself understood.
Liam’s name spelled backwards spells mail.
The timeline doesn’t make sense. Thirteen years ago Carla was helping Daniel at school as a counselor meaning her age had to have been older than what she was later in the book.

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  • RN Analyst
  • 30-09-18

Got better at the end....

I felt the main character made way to many illogical decisions. That may have been the point, but it bordered on stupid and unrealistic. If i had been allowed to exchange this book I would have, but since I couldn't, I just finished it.

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