Today I am reviewing Safe With You by R.M. Ward, published by HQ Digital.
She should have been safe…
But she never came home…
Kath has lived on the same London estate for decades. Lately she’s become friendly with the little girl next door, who is often left alone for hours at a time while her mum is at work.
They have a system. When Mina gets home from school to the empty flat, she knocks on the wall three times. Knock, knock, knock. I’m home safe and sound.
But one day Mina’s knock doesn’t come. Kath raises the alarm and the police begin the search. Kath was the only person looking out for Mina – now she might be the only one who can bring her home.
“She should have been…Safe with you…”
I really enjoyed this tale, where throughout, the feeling of anticipation and nervous tension was rife as to how it would all unfold. Gripped from the start, I was invested as to the whereabouts of Mina and the circumstances surrounding her disappearance, that held me captive and kept those pages flicking!
I loved the knocking signal between Mina and Kath, their only interaction, which alerted Kath that Mina was home safe and what sets the tale in motion when the knock doesn’t come one day. I loved Kath, our main narrator, an elderly and lonely woman that pulled on the heartstrings. Mina’s mother is a complex character and evokes many emotions. I also enjoyed the other points of view, giving a different outlook of events.
Safe With You, is a very well written and emotive piece of work. It moves along well and draws you in. The twists make things interesting, the outcome is a surprise and plausible. All round a very good read and I look forward to reading more from the author.
Thank you to R.M. Ward, HQ Digital and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of Safe With You, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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