The first two sentences in the Goodreads summary pretty much sums the plot of No Safe House up nicely. “Seven years ago, Terry Archer and his family experienced a horrific ordeal that nearly cost them their lives. Today, the echoes of that fateful night are still audible.” Although it was the second book with these characters, you really didn’t need to read the first to appreciate the second. The author references what happens in the first book so much so that I kind of feel like I read it.
There were a lot of characters in No Safe House, but it was easy to keep them straight as there were chapters dedicated to telling the story from their point of view. I also really liked how it all came together in the end and the lives of the characters overlapped in a way that didn’t feel contrived. All in all it was very entertaining and a quick read. I would highly recommend it for someone who wants a good book to get lost in and enjoy before the last of the summer days are behind us.
No Safe House by Linwood Barclay
Publisher: Random House
Paperback, 464 pages
Jennifer is a bibliophile living in the ‘burbs, but remains a city girl at heart. When her nose isn’t in a book she is crocheting up a storm. Oh, and one time a Starbucks barista invited her to their wedding solely based on the fact she goes every morning for a decaf mocha. So, there’s that.