Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Safe House by Jo Jakeman

It’s an honor to be a part of the blog tour for SAFE HOUSE (Berkley Trade Paperback Original; March 10, 2020), the second standalone thriller by the author of The Exes’ Revenge (2018), Jo Jakeman.

Jo’s breakout debut told the story of three women taking matters into their own hands after being wronged by the same man. Now, Jo returns with another chilling story, this time starring a betrayed woman who just wants a fresh start.

She's paid the price for giving her ex a false alibi, and now she's moved to a seaside village to escape her past--but more than her lie follows her there in this chilling and twisty psychological thriller from the author of the acclaimed The Exes' Revenge.

One day, a woman turns up in a remote coastal village. She's bought a crumbling, long-vacant cottage and calls herself Charlie Miller. Charlie keeps to herself, reluctant to integrate with the locals. If they ever find out who she really is, and what she's done, she'll lose what little she has left.
           Charlie served two years in prison for providing a false alibi for a murderer. It was the mistake of a woman in love, a woman who couldn't believe her boyfriend was guilty--or lying to her. All she desperately wants now is a fresh start.
          As Charlie slowly lets down her guard and becomes friendly with her neighbors, she can't shake the feeling that someone is watching her, someone who knows what she did. When one of her new friends suddenly disappears, Charlie's worst fears are confirmed. She must confront her past head-on, but as she knows all too well, everything is far more dangerous than how it appears.

This is a twisted, atmospheric novel that will hold your attention from beginning to end.

About the author

Author Jo Jakeman
Jo was the winner of the prestigious Friday Night Live competition at York Festival of Writing. Her debut Psychological Thriller was published in the UK as Sticks and Stones by Harvill Secker (Penguin Random House) and as The Exes’ Revenge in the USA and Canada. It was shortlisted for the Best Revenge thriller of the year at the Dead Good Reader Awards. 

Thanks for stopping by today. Do you enjoy thrillers that have that twisted side that keeps you on the edge of your seat until the last sentence?


  1. Oh my. This sounds right up my very broad alley. Thank you for the heads up.

  2. There's something about those seaside towns and villages that make for very good settings for a suspense novel like this one, Mason. It sounds like one of those novels that draws you in. Thanks for sharing.

  3. It's not my normal genre, but after reading Joylene's two stories (and publishing them) I discovered I do like the psychological thrillers.

  4. love your support of authors and promoting their books!
    suspense and revenge surprises always make for a great story

    and thanks again for supporting my Beast World campaign =)
    Tara Tyler Talks


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