Truth Or Lies?
Safe And Sound by Philippa East is an absolutely gripping contemporary psychological novel that had me captivated from the start.
The narrative is split into two different time periods – present day in the first person through the lead characters voice and ‘then’ in the third person narrative. The reader is guessing who is the voice in the past? I failed to guess correctly – again.
Within the tale there are truth and lies, reality and imagination, those who can be trusted and those who cannot. It is up to the reader to work out where the truth and reality lie.
How much do we really know people? We imagine that others have better lives than we do – but do they?
There are fractured or strained relationships within the novel. Sometimes these are through love – a love that wants to protect but smothers instead.
The reader witnesses the effect of stress and anxiety on the lives of the characters. Sometimes people hide the fact that they are struggling when they really could do with asking for help but that is too hard. Asking for help is the first step to healing.
I really enjoyed Safe And Sound. I was completely immersed in the novel which was cleverly and masterfully constructed by Philippa East.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.