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After Emily loses her job and her apartment, her former boss, Scott, offers her employment as a housekeeper and au pair for his reclusive wife and daughter, who both live on a beautiful estate in France. Emily falls into the job and friendship with Scott's wife, Nina, and affection for their daughter, Aurelia, easy. For the first time in her life, she feels like she belongs. But as she spends more time with Scott's family, she starts to realize that the Frech paradise and her employers are not what they seem.

I thoroughly enjoyed this debut thriller by Anna Downes. With short chapters and engrossing prose, I found it hard to put down. I was captivated by the story and characters even at the parts where not a lot was happening. The twist was unexpected; I didn't see it coming! I would highly recommend The Safe Place to all domestic suspense fans.