Keep Her Safe by Sophie Hannah Review

Title: Keep Her Safe

Author: Sophie Hannah

Publisher:  William Morrow

Format: eBook

Publication Date: September 19th, 2017

Overall: 3 out of 5 stars 

Source: Edelweiss

She’s the most famous murder victim in America. What if she’s not dead?

Pushed to the breaking point, Cara Burrows flees her home and family and escapes to a five-star spa resort she can’t afford. Late at night, exhausted and desperate, she lets herself into her hotel room and is shocked to find it already occupied — by a man and a teenage girl.

A simple mistake at the front desk… but soon Cara realizes that the girl she saw alive and well in the hotel room is someone she can’t possibly have seen: the most famous murder victim in the country, Melody Chapa, whose parents are serving natural life sentences for her murder.

Cara doesn’t know what to trust — everything she’s read and heard about the case, or the evidence of her own eyes. Did she really see Melody? And is she prepared to ask herself that question and answer it honestly if it means risking her own life?

I expected more from one of the most lauded crime writers. It was very challenging for me to get into this book. It seemed to start really slow, and I had a hard time identifying with Cara. It took me a few days of reading a chapter here and there to get into it. Cara is just not a terribly likeable character.

I understand her motivations but this is a grown woman who should know better than to essentially run away to another country. It was just hard to believe that a grown woman with two children already and who appears to be a good mother would just up and leave them. The mystery part of the story was decent, my only criticism here is that the reveals came out of left field. There was almost no foreshadowing it was a case of “So and So reads the screen. And now he knows.” then it comes out in a confrontational scene. I prefer the answer to be staring me in the face all through the book, it feels like the writing here was just a little weak.

In the end I did end up getting into the book, and quickly cleared the last half of it. I would say that the writing definitely improved as the book went on. Overall it was a decent mystery, and I’d certainly recommend it to others who love mystery but for me this is a 3 out of 5 star book.

3/5 – Worth Reading

**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**

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