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3.75  ·  Rating details ·  9,706 ratings  ·  682 reviews
Thirteen years ago someone did something very bad to Anna. Now it’s her turn to get even …

Anna lives a solitary existence, taking solace in order and routine. Her only friend is the lonely old lady next door. She doesn’t like to let people get too close – she knows how much damage they can do.

Then one ordinary day Anna witnesses a devastating road accident and recognises t
Kindle Edition, 376 pages
Published November 3rd 2016 by Bookouture
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Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
Can you see me, standing alone on my island of discontent, waving halfheartedly from the shore? Yup, here I am, once again . . . in the minority. I was sure the overwhelmingly positive reviews I’ve seen for this author’s work and the blurb couldn’t be wrong - this was going to be a creeptastic read. One I would revel in or heck, even just enjoy. Turns out . . . not so much.

“Let’s face it, some people are just weird and there’s no logic behind it.”

I think we all know by now, the same can be
Dec 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Whoa! I feel like I've just gone through the drive-thru window at McCreepy's and ordered a Jumbo Squeamish Shake with a side order of Curl-Your-Toes fries.

And taking my order is Anna. Anna certainly doesn't reveal all the items on the menu quite yet. But you'll be turning pages quickly in order to unwrap the secrets held in that crisp white bag. Make sure you take extra're gonna need 'em.

Anna has just witnessed a horrible car accident involving a motorcyclist. She bolts out of he
This novel is brimming with psychos, but just wait until you meet creepy Anna!

A motorcycle accident Anna witnesses brings back memories of what happened during the dark days 13 years ago, and as she befriends the injured party at the scene, a plan of revenge against the driver begins to materialize in her crazy mixed-up brain.

With a heavy workload at the Royal Mail Service, an elderly neighbor friend to check in on and her new secret plan of attack to carry out (combined with a bit of OCD) Anna

Mary Beth
May 29, 2017 rated it liked it
I was a little disappointed in this one. I loved Blink and this one just did not do it for me. The characters in this book were not very likable. I especially hated Anna. It was so obnoxious being inside her head. Clearly, she wasn’t alright. I could never root for her or support her decisions because we know so little about her and her past. She had no right to insert herself into the Bradbury’s lives, and her intrusiveness played on my nerves. Even though there was some twists in the book the ...more
SAFE WITH ME is a gripping psychological thriller by a debut author, KL Slater…and definitely an author with a promising career, and published by my favourite publisher, Bookouture. Your future is set!

“Thirteen years ago someone did something very bad to Anna. Now it’s her turn to get even … “

“Anna lives a solitary existence, taking solace in order and routine. Her only friend is the lonely old lady next door. She doesn’t like to let people to get too close – she knows how much damage they can d
Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
EXCERPT: So, they're tucked up in bed at last. You take a handful of matches and you light each one, watching the burn die to a powdery black dot.

The embers in the open fireplace are dying down but there's still the white hot core, deep in the centre, still powerful enough to help you set things straight one final time.

'Two squashy seat cushions piled on the floor. Four squashy seat cushions piled on the floor.' It’s fun to sing to the tune of 'Ten Green Bottles'.

You push the chair right up ne
Nov 13, 2016 rated it liked it
Thirteen years ago, Anna's family met with tragedy. Anna knows exactly who is to blame: Carla, the school councilor who was supposed to save Anna's younger brother, Daniel, but who put him in more danger than she could have imagined. One fateful day, Anna is witness to a car accident involving a car and a motorcyclist. The driver of the car that ran the cyclist off the road is none other than Carla.

Anna is determined to expose Carla for what she is and get her arrested for her role in the accide
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3.5 Stars

THIS is what that waste of time The Girl on the Train should have been. At least as far as the unreliable narrator goes. Meet Rachel I mean Anna. Thirteen years ago a superbadawful happened to someone she loved that she hasn’t been able to get over. When by coincidence she witnesses the person from her past get in a car vs. motorbike accident she knows karma is finally working in her favor and it’s her chance to ruin someone’s
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Alarm bells rang straight away in my head on this one I just had to know what happened to Anna, although I hated her she kept the pace going at a quick rate, I despised how she worked her way into Ivy & Liam's life .I found Anna to be a disturbing character bordering on paranoia & normalcy she was such a pain in the butt for me.

What I did like was the way the author connected the characters of Carla & Amanda being twins it made the plot more believable & the concept turned out well, as for Liam
Oct 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have read some really good novels recently and many have been published by Bookouture. This is another fine example, a debut novel by author KL Slater that is definitely going to be a success and the start of a glittering career.
The stories main character is Anna, she is a loner and her only friend is Mrs Peat who lives next door. Thirteen years ago something happened in Anna's life that she still suffers to cope with.
Now in the present day Anna witnesses a car accident and the person who caus
Dec 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is an excellent thriller that will draw you in and keep you captivated till the end. Anna is a loner with only one friend, Mrs Peat her next door neighbour. Something terrible happened to Anna thirteen years ago, years later while she is out one day, she witnesses a car accident and is dumb struck to see that the perpetrator is the person who has made her life hell for all these years. Anna is now after revenge and she becomes completely obsessed with this person and even tries to get herse ...more
Angela Marsons
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to receive an early copy of Safe With Me and absolutely loved it. It is a testament to the quality of this author's writing that her main character - Anna - still occupies space in my head months after I read the book. The tension was expertly built throughout the novel and from 70% my head was just spinning. There were various points at which I thought I had it all worked out but no, I was proven wrong each time and then brilliantly taken on another route. I particularly enjo ...more
Dec 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Watch out for this type! You know the sort, a person who latches onto you, working nonstop to insinuate herself into your life. Attempts made at quelling this bizarre interest in you are futile. She knows what you need far better than you do.

Meet Anna. She recognizes the value of routine, rote, and control. There is some OCD going on with her, essential checks she must make when she leaves her flat, all designed to make her feel safe. The p
Oct 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
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An odd sort of psychological thriller. It's told from multiple points of view . Initially, there are three perspectives - Anna, an overweight mail carrier who had a tragedy in her life 13 years ago, her neighbor Mrs. Peat and an unknown individual. The first two suffer from loneliness. Anna also suffers from OCD and other issues stemming from the tragedy which we come to learn involved her brother. At the start of the book, she witnesses a car accident caused by the perceived perpetrator of her
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was ok
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I've done some pondering with fellow good readers on this one and I've decided to change my review.... I'm not sure if I am getting pickier with my novels OR if it's because I truly read so many books in the psychological thriller genre.

I have to say I was wanting more from this novel.... and it was not there for me at all.

Anna was a very delusional and dark character. I at times, felt myself getting irritated with Anna, because she truly made tons of irrational decisions (like idk giving half
Sep 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
WOW,I'm going to have to catch up with the housework tomorrow because I have just spent the last two days devouring this jaw droppingly brilliant debut psychological thriller.

The story starts with a prologue about a arson attack by a unnamed person and then you are plunged into the scene of a car accident and introduced to Anna,Liam and Donna or is she really called Carla? who are basically the main players in this very gripping drama about mental health,mind games and deception.

The chapters fli
Nov 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Safe With Me is a brilliantly disturbing psychological thriller by a debut author.
Told from multiple perspectives, Anna's in the first-person, the others in the third, the story kept twisting and turning and was totally unpredictable.
Anna witnesses a road traffic accident and recognizes the woman responsible, Donna, as somebody from her past. Anna's past was traumatic, so it's totally understandable that she offers the unfortunate accident victim, Liam, any help and support she can provide. Afte
Adrian Dooley
Dec 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Well that was one unusual read. A psychological thriller that seems to be set up as a simple revenge story but as it unravels, it becomes much much more, with some genuinely dark characters.

Anna, our central character witnesses a road accident as a young man is knocked off his motorbike by a car and seriously injured. Anna jumps out of her car to see if the young man is ok. He's seriously injured with a very bad head wound and she stays by his side as she waits for the emergency services to arr
Judy D Collins
K. L. Slater a major new talent, delivers a dark, mind-boggling, and twisty psychological debut thriller: SAFE WITH ME. Set aside the time, “unputdownable.”

Creepy, chilling tension builds with more twists, turns, and secrets than you can imagine combined with Anna’s escalating mental state, and dangerous obsession. No one is safe here.

As the thriller opens with stunning prose, there seems to be a fire. Sadness, fear, and someone walks away. There is a mysterious person speaking, here and aga
Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
Sep 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wowsers! Read this in hours. Could not put it down! Full gushing review to come!
Danielle (The Blonde Likes Books)
One normal day, Anna witnesses a car accident where a motorcycle is hit by a car. It turns out that the driver of the car is Carla, the woman who ruined her life thirteen years ago. Anna wants to exact revenge but doesn’t want to reveal herself to Carla yet. Instead, she visits the motorcycle driver, Liam, in the hospital as he’s recovering and makes friends with Liam and his grandmother.

As we learn more about Anna, we start to question whether or not her obsession with Carla is warranted or if
Dec 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
It's rare that a book described as a "psychological thriller" really blows my mind - but this one screwed it up big-time. In fact, it's downright creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky from start to finish. That's even more astonishing given that not a single character is truly likable.

Therein is the psychological appeal; every character is flawed - demented, even; to what extent is revealed only as layers of the good, the bad and the ugly are peeled away when chapters shift from present to past a

Fun fact: I started this book 11 months ago and just now managed to finish it! The only other book that has ever taken me that long to get back to was Dan Brown's Angels & Demons.
The big difference is: in the end, I hated the latter but, surprisingly, really, really enjoyed this one.

In my defense, it was hard to like any of the characters in the beginning, most of all Anna herself. She was such a weirdo with utterly incomprehensible thought processes that I just couldn't and didn't want to follo
Oct 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Safe With Me is a novel that made me feel like I was actually going crazy.

The chapters are relatively short and flick between Anna present day, the past, as well as the odd chapter here and there by other characters that pop up. This is a book where you do need to keep your wits about you as otherwise you could get lost if you don’t concentrate. It is a fairly fast paced read and to be honest I found it pretty gripping stuff so was eager to turn the pages at the pace that the author had set.

Louise Wilson
Oct 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Anna is a loner. She has no real friends, she only has the woman next door, Mrs Peat.

Thirteen years ago something tragic happened to Anna. She still has issues from this tragic event.

In the 1st chapter Anna is witness to a car accident. We also learn that the person who caused the accident is the same person who ruined her life 13 years ago. Now it's time for Anna to seek her revenge. Anna follows the police investigation and Anna's obsession with the woman escalates. Is the woman dangerous or i
Dec 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Safe With Me by K.L. Slater
The story begins with a prologue of burning ash and arson and I am not quite sure what this means. This psychological thriller has a unique plot, compared to the rest that I have read this year. This used to be my favorite genre, but it has changed to literary contemporary fiction. So many psychological thrillers have been closely resembling one another. Either a wife or husband goes missing or a very young child goes missing. That is what makes the plot of this one so
Dale Harcombe
Anna lives a lonely existence. Her only friend is the next door neighbour, Joan, who has known Anna since she was a child. Joan knows her history and the losses Anna has suffered in her life. Anna delivers mail but when she starts getting behind in her deliveries, a few complaints roll in. How can she overcome the problem and get back on track? And then one day Anna sees an accident. The woman driving the car that hits the motor cyclist is well known to Anna. Hadn’t she destroyed Anna’s life 13 ...more
Linda Strong
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Anna happens to see an accident happen. A young man was knocked off his motorcycle by a car that was speeding. Anna does what she can while waiting on an ambulance. The young man (Liam) reminds her so much of her brother. And the woman that hit him ... Anna knows immediately who she is even though its been 13 years since she has seen her.

That seems to be the trigger for all kinds of things. Working as a letter carrier, she can't seem to get all her deliveries done every day, so she starts taking
Nov 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I have to start by saying that I’m completely blown away by the fact that this is Slater’s debut novel. This was polished, gripping and entirely riveting. If this is what she comes up with for a debut, I can’t wait to see what she does next! This is one of those books that will be a bit hard to review because I don’t want to give up anything unintentionally, but I’ll do my best to give you a feel for the book without revealing anything pertinent.

Shell Baker
Sep 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book from the moment I saw the cover reveal and read the blurb and what can I say but Holy Hell what a jaw dropper!.....Just need a moment to lift my jaw back off the floor, what a fantastic debut! Seriously I cannot believe this is a debut, you guys are in for a treat. KL Slater is most definitely one talented writer. And I do love a good psychological thriller but this is way past good this actually the best one I have read lately. I absolutely loved it. ...more
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