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The Safe Place

The Safe Place

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2000s: A pretty facade does not a happy house make…

  • ISBN: B07VV2C6DV
  • Genre: Psychological, Suspense

What you need to know before your trail

Emily Proudman has been offered the chance of a lifetime – leave her messy London life, move to a beautiful estate in France and help her boss’s wife take care of their daughter. It seems like the perfect opportunity to start again.

But once there, Emily soon starts to suspect that her charismatic new employers aren’t telling her the whole truth. That there are even dangerous secrets hidden beneath the glamorous facade.

Why have the family been moved to this isolated house so far from home? Why does her bosses’ daughter refuse to speak or be touched? Why are there whispers in the night?

The only problem is, the more Emily knows, the less chance there is she will ever be able to leave

Travel Guide

Travel to France and find yourself a Safe Place

The town of  Beaulieu sur Marais is fictional as is the house yet it’s inspired by the very home and setting the author spent a summer in. She was invited to spend time with a family and help look after their home but she is clear that this is not based on true fact! She spent a very happy time there, but it sowed the idea of ‘what it…’

Living there she says, gave her an insight into another world. Its remote location gave them absolute privacy. “We were more or less completely off the grid.”

Querencia is the fictional home/estate where this takes place. Interestingly, this is the Spanish word from the verb – querer – to like, desire. In bullfighting, a bull may stake out his querencia, a certain part of the bull ring where he feels strong and safe. Make of that what you will…..

 

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Safe Place

Destination/location: France  Author/guide: Anna Downes Departure Time: 2000s

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