Hello everyone! I’m really excited to be part of the blog tour for AJ Waines’ fantastic new novel, No Longer Safe!
She was your best friend. Now she’s your deadliest enemy – and there’s nowhere to run…
When Alice receives an invitation from Karen, her charismatic University friend, to stay in a remote cottage in Scotland, she can’t wait to rekindle their lost friendship. But two more former students arrive – never friends of Alice’s – and as the atmosphere chills, Karen isn’t the warm-hearted soulmate Alice remembers. Barely is the reunion underway before someone is dead and the fragile gathering is pushed to breaking point.
As the snow cuts them off from civilisation and accusations fly, Alice finds herself a pawn, sinking deeper into a deadly game she can’t escape.
NO LONGER SAFE is a chilling Psychological Thriller that delivers a delicious sting in the tail.
No Longer Safe really made my head spin- in a good way!
I really enjoyed reading one of AJ Waines’ other novels, Dark Place To Hide, [review here] so was really hugely looking forward to starting this one, hoping it would live up to the first….
It definitely does! It’s a hugely riveting novel of deceit and mystery, where you’re never quite sure who’s being truthful and who’s got their own agenda- my favourite sort of story!
You can tell early on that Karen definitely has something to hide, and wonder what her interest in Alice is about. The story slowly unwinds this mystery (along with murder and plenty of questionable actions to go with it) in a brilliantly teasing way, just giving away enough so that you are completely engrossed but holding something back to keep you guessing!
The ending is brilliant and I felt almost like I needed a good nap at the end, after all the revelations and developments! Waines’ writing is spot on and her imagination must be full of ideas to keep coming up with such great storylines.
The story is never cheesy or cliched (a pet hate of mine!) but really left me guessing – I didn’t want to put this down, and I didn’t really…I read it in 2 sittings!
I’d highly recommend No Longer Safe (and Dark Place To Hide, too!) if you want to discover a fantastic new author who offers an exciting mix of a fast-paced narrative, questionable characters and lots of intrigue!
Many thanks to the author for providing a copy of this novel in return for an honest review.
No Longer Safe is available to buy now in the UK!
[About AJ Waines]
AJ Waines has sold over 100,000 books worldwide and topped the UK and Australian Kindle Charts in 2015 with her number one bestseller, Girl on a Train. Following fifteen years as a psychotherapist, she is now a full-time novelist with publishing deals in France, Germany (Penguin Random House) and USA (audiobooks).
In 2015, she was featured in The Wall Street Journal and The Times and was ranked in the Top 20 UK authors on Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing). She lives in Southampton, UK, with her husband.