Unsafe Haven by Lucy Burdette
.ePUB, 246 pages
Expected Publication: 07 Dec 2021
By Canongate Books, Severn House
About The Book:
Sixteen-year-old Addison is on the run. She’s leaving her life on New York’s streets behind for a new one with Rafe, armed with just his phone number on a scrap of paper. She’s taking the subway to meet him in New Jersey. He’ll take care of her. Or so she thinks. Elizabeth Brown’s world has fallen apart and she’s thinking about her newly ex-fiancé. Until she locks eyes with a teenage girl while waiting for the train doors to open, and a bundle is thrust into her arms as she leaves the subway. A baby, wrapped in a dirty coat. Elizabeth phones the number she finds in the coat pocket. Then wishes she hadn’t. Someone wants Addison and the baby. And they’ll do whatever it takes to get them.
This book starts with a punch to the gut. The emotional first chapter grabs you and doesn't let you go. With wonderful characters you can't help but feel for, a plot that is twisty, very unique and so suspenseful I was holding my breath at times. I love how the author delved into many different issues such as runaways, abuse, homelessness and teen pregnancy. They are handled with a sensitivity but the author doesn't shy away from telling it like it is.
This one had me on the edge of my seat the entire time and, with the exception of a few coincedes that didn't work for me, this book felt very realistic. I loved the surprise ending and the writing and dialogue kept me interested throughout. This is my first book by this author but it won't be my last. When you start this one make sure you have plenty of time and plan to have your butt in the chair the whole day.
With many thanks to NetGalley, Lucy Burdette and Canongate Books, Severn Houses for the giving of the ARC.
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