Welcome to another Tuesday celebrating bookish events: First Chapter/Intros, now hosted by  Socrates Book Reviews; and Teaser Tuesdays hosted by The Purple Booker.

Today’s feature is a new book:  Safe House, by Jo Jakeman.


INTRO:  (Prologue) Interview Room 3

Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 10:18 a.m.

Conor Fletcher slams the palm of his hand on the table between them and says, “I knew something like this would happen!”

DC Naz Apkarian covers a yawn with the back of her hand.  The long night had turned into a slow morning.



(Charlie Miller) – Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Charlie was unpacking the boxes marked Kitchen on the floor of the living room. Deep blue skies contrasted against the pure white clouds like a children’s painting, and cast a broad square of gold upon the floor. (p. 33).



Synopsis:  One day, a woman turns up in a remote coastal village. She’s bought a crumbling, long-vacant cottage and calls herself Charlie Miller. Charlie keeps to herself, reluctant to integrate with the locals. If they ever find out who she really is, and what she’s done, she’ll lose what little she has left.

Charlie served two years in prison for providing a false alibi for a murderer. It was the mistake of a woman in love, a woman who couldn’t believe her boyfriend was guilty–or lying to her. All she desperately wants now is a fresh start.

As Charlie slowly lets down her guard and becomes friendly with her neighbors, she can’t shake the feeling that someone is watching her, someone who knows what she did. When one of her new friends suddenly disappears, Charlie’s worst fears are confirmed. She must confront her past head-on, but as she knows all too well, everything is far more dangerous than how it appears.


I’m eager to start reading this one.  What do you think?



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