Hey there. It’s been a while. A lot has happened since my last blog post. Probably the biggest thing is this whole stupid pandemic. But this post isn’t really about that. But, because of that, I’ve been staying home a lot. And one thing I’ve been doing with my time is a lot of reading. Mostly thrillers, with a few other things thrown in. So, since I figured I don’t really have anything better to blog about, why not write some book reviews of these books I’ve been reading? One I just finished is SAFE by Jane Adams.
I wasn’t sure what I would think of this book since it’s supposed to be the beginning of a series. That seems to be done a lot these days. You take a character or two, usually a police detective or something of the sort, and start a series about mysteries or murders they solve or adventures they get involved in. There are just so many series out there like this right now. I wasn’t sure I wanted to start one. But I liked the concept of the book regardless, so I gave it a chance.
SAFE centers around a teenage girl named Lauren Sykes, whose father is the head of a crime family. Lauren is on the run from her father’s wrath after getting involved in a bad situation. She enlists the help she is able to get, from an undercover cop named Petra Merrow. The book covers what happens as Lauren and Petra try to figure out what to do to stay safe from Kyle Sykes, Lauren’s father.
The premise of this book was great, and the ending was perfect. The story was something new and different, including the perspective of someone inside a family whose legacy is centered around crime. I found it interesting reading about how things are done inside a family kind of akin to the local mob family. The characters were compelling, and it would be nice to see a prequel with more of the backstory of the families involved.
Overall, I really enjoyed SAFE. It was hard to put down. If you’re looking for a new crime thriller to check out this summer, give this one a shot. And hey, I might even pick up the next book in the series when it comes out!
Rating: 4/5 stars