Safe With Me
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 accid ...more
“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 said a ...more
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 napkins.....you're gonna need 'em.
Anna has just witnessed a horrible car accident involving a motorcycl ...more
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 finds herself overextended, bbrain.WithAnna!A ...more
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 ...more
“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 ho ...more
Anna is determined to expose Carla for what she is and get her arrested for her role i ...more
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
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 per ...more
What I did like was the way the author connected the characters of Carla & Amanda being twins it made the plot more believable & the con ...more
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 plug-i/>Watch ...more
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more
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 pro ...more
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 ...more
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 again to ...more
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 follow. But I pus ...more
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 prese ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
As we learn more about Anna, we start to question whether or not her obsession with Carla is warr ...more
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 ...more
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 s ...more
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.
Kim's titles are also published in paperback by Sphere in the UK and Grand Central in the USA.
For many years, Kim sent her work out to literary agents and collected an impressive stack of rejectio ...more