The title - The Safe Place- made me immediately wonder who needed a safe place and why. As the chapters vacillated between receptionist Emily, a young woman whose adoptive parents seem tired of bailing her out of financial difficulty, and Scott, a businessman who seems normal for about thirty seconds until he stabs his own hands with a sharp pen, it becomes obvious that the life stories of these two characters are going to intersect. Why does Scott want Emily's temporary employment to end? It's as creepy as the movie GET OUT when the audience realizes that something is very very wrong but does not understand the extent of wrong and evil at work in the setting. I have to know where this is going!