How is it possible that her body went undiscovered for ten whole months?
Sarah Jones, by all accounts, is young, pretty, charismatic and full of life--a good tenant.
But after three months go by without Sarah paying her rent, property manager Jenn enters the small London apartment to find a radio is playing, a small dining table set for three, and a decomposing body curled up on the sofa...
How is it possible that almost a year went by before someone found Sarah? Who has been paying her rent? Who was she expecting for dinner the night she died? Jenn is determined to uncover the mystery but has demons of her own to contend with...
A masterfully plotted, intelligent and emotionally riveting psychological thriller for fans of Sally Hepworth and Lisa Jewell.
Praise for SAFE AND SOUND
" A]nother solid psychological thriller... Fully developed characters who behave realistically complement the twisty plot. East is a writer to watch." - Publishers Weekly
"An atmospheric, page-turning portrait of isolation and mental fragility combining heart-rending sensitivity with sock-it-to-'em twists." - Helen Monks Takhar, author of Precious You
"Taut, tantalizing suspense... Safe and Sound is gripping, spellbinding, and completely addictive." - Samantha M. Bailey, author of USA Today and #1 national bestseller Woman on the Edge
"Elegantly written with an effective blend of suspense and psychological insight. An extremely gripping read." - Melanie Golding, author of Little Darlings
"Such an original plot; a heart-breaking exploration of mental illness, loneliness and obsession, with characters who will stay with you long after you've read the final page." - Jackie Kabler, USA Today bestselling author of The Perfect Couple
What readers are saying about SAFE AND SOUND
"Addictive and tense - one of the very best books I've read this year."
"This is the second novel I've read by this author, and they seem to get better every time."
"A remarkable novel... A deep and engrossing thriller that should be on everyone's 2021 reading list."
About the Author
Philippa East grew up in Scotland and originally studied Psychology and Philosophy at the University of Oxford. After graduating, she moved to London to train as a Clinical Psychologist and worked in NHS mental health services for over ten years. Philippa now lives in the Lincolnshire countryside with her husband and cat. Her first novel Little White Lies was published in 2020 and was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger. Safe and Sound is her second novel.