SAFE by Rachel Hanna
Carly Davenport-Caine is sitting in a chair nobody ever wants to be sitting in. She is sitting in the chair of the questioning room of the Atlanta Police Department. She’s just witnessed a murder. The murderer…her husband. And that’s not even the worst part. Her husband has issued a hit on her! So to ensure her protection the Atlanta Police insist she go into hiding until they find the hit man and then Carly can be safe, testify, send her husband to jail (hopefully forever), and then life can go back to normal. Right? Wrong.
When she arrives to the safe house, a cabin in the mountains, who does she find will be her guard to protect her? The one and only Aiden Harrison. Her childhood best friend and the boy who’s heart she broke. Well, this is….awkward, to say the least.
Safe is a novella, only 138 pages long, and is a very quick read. The author did well with writing this story. All the elements of a good story are there. The characters are realistic, nothing too over the top or unbelievable. The plot is solid and it moves pretty fast with a good strong ending. There is nothing left wanting. I can’t say the story made my heart leap or my breath get taken away but I didn’t put the book down either. It held my attention, so I wasn’t bored in the least. I didn’t find myself skimming over or skipping anything. There weren’t any dramatic typos that I could find which says a lot these days.
The author claims this is the first in a Stand-Alone Book Series, (which I’ve never understood) but I wouldn’t have a problem picking up something by Hanna again if I came across it.
My Verdict: 4 out of 5