Finally, the perfect beach thriller!
When Emily’s dreams as an actress fail, she takes a temp job that seems to not be going any better. The day after she is fired she is offered a unique position as a live in personal assistant for a wealthy family but she must sign an NDA to start. Soon she is whisked off to France to an isolated estate with no WiFi and an unusual mother and daughter whom she must learn to adapt to. Right away she senses something is off, but what is it? Her infatuation with the family and their wealth has her overlooking red flags until it all becomes too much.
I am so underwhelmed these days by “thrillers” that focus more on a jaw dropping twist than building real tension and unease. The Safe Place had a beautiful measured pace where we got to know each of the characters and begin to form our own theories about who might be the villain. I was so intrigued by what might be happening that I could barely tear myself away.
I loved the red herrings, some of which made me annoyed to think that was the direction things were going, but in the end I was so satisfied. I won’t say more because I don’t want to spoil but I really loved the decisions and where they lead each character. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
What’s the last thriller that genuinely surprised you?