Saturday 20 February 2016
No Longer Safe - A.J. Waines
We're only a couple of months into the new year and I've already been lucky enough to read some fantastic books and today I'm reviewing another one - No Longer Safe.
Alice was friends with Karen at university but upon leaving they went their separate ways despite promising to stay in touch. When she receives an out-of-the-blue invitation from Karen to go on a two week holiday in Scotland Alice is initially unsure but she eventually decides that it would be just the break she needs after whats been a difficult few months for her.
When she arrives at the cottage Alice is soon disappointed to find that she isn't the only guest when two other old uni friends, Mark and Jodie arrive. Out in the middle of nowhere, with snow falling heavily and barely any phone signal Alice realises that Karen isn't the person she once knew and she finds herself in a situation that's way beyond her control.
The story is told by both Alice and Karen in alternating chapters and it's a chilling one. Just when you think you've got something worked out along comes a twist and turns everything you thought you knew on it's head!
This a tense, atmospheric and dark read that will have you questioning every characters motives at some point and the descriptions are so detailed you can literally feel the chill in the air, both inside and outside of the cottage. The plot is skillfully written so that the tension is built up gradually until I couldn't bear it anymore and then the ending. . . . . . . What the hell! Of all the twisted endings I've read this has to be the best one yet and I definitely didn't see it coming.
No Longer Safe is one of those books that will grab you by the throat and seriously mess with your head but you'll love every page!