A Place of Safety by Tamsin Reeves

A Place of Safety

Tamsin Reeves

An issue-led novel of multiple voices focused on Martha, her broken marriage and the tangled web of lives around her. Left alone with her kids, she takes in an asylum seeker lodger and unwittingly unleashes prejudice. When a young girl goes missing who is telling the truth? A raw and ambitious page turner which markets itself as a thriller/love story but is more about loss, manipulation, trauma and pain.

Extract

We sat in the lamplight across the room from each other and nursed our cups of coffee. He had Josh's blood on his shirt. I looked at the capable brown hands that had so gently tended my son and felt our friendship had reached a new level.

Parallels
  • The Blind Man's Garden by Nadeem Aslam
  • Earth and Ashes by Atiq Rahimi
  • Shooting Kabul by N H Senzai