Safe With Me


K. L. Slater


Safe With Me is a book that I would not normally read simply because nearly all the characters are, or appear to be, suffering from a form of mental illness.  However, Safe With Me almost falls into the page-turner category which has a not easy to guess ending.


Anna witnesses an accident between a car (Amanda) and a motorcyclist (Liam).  Liam crashes his motorbike into Amanda’s car.   Anna believes that Amanda is actually Carla one of her childhood teachers and also that Carla had something to do with her brother’s death thirteen years earlier and has now changed her name to Amanda. 


In an effort to make sure Amanda/Carla gets her comeuppance for this accident and her brother’s demise, Anna after helping Liam at the scene of his accident decides to befriend him and follow the police investigation to ensure that Amanda/Carla is charged with the fault of the accident.


Almost all scenarios raised during this book are figments, of the character’s imagination.  Now I did say almost.  The trick is to sort reality from fiction.


This was my second time with Safe With Me and I chose the audio version, narrated by Lucy Price-Lewis, to refresh my memory.  I have often stated that a good narrator can make or break a book.  In this case, Lucy Price-Lewis’ contribution made my revisit to Safe With Me an enjoyable experience.

I have rated the audio version of Safe With Me as a four-star book.

In 2020 I rated Safe With Me as a three-star read, however, I did not write a review, hence this review.


I rated

Safe With Me

as a solid

star audiobook.

At the time of writing my review other

Goodreads readers have rated

Safe With Me

an average of 3.75 stars

from 10,205 ratings

716 reviews


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giving a feeling of comfort,
warmth, and relaxation.


Taji and Candi always look cosy

in their kennels surrounded

by blankets.


Even timid Smudge is happy in his 10 x 10foot

cage during the day. 

We have the door set so that he can get in

but not dogs. 

It keeps him under control at night and gives him

a safe place to run to during the day.   

I built him a rudimentary box in which he spends

most of his daylight hours keeping a

keen eye on the backyard.




Both dogs also have a bed on the back verandah.

Should the weather come from the west,

as it often does here, both pooches

scamper for their kennels.

Every now and then Candi decides it’s time

to spring clean Taji’s bedding…

…and every day she pulls her own bedding

out to air off while she sits on it. 

Once and only once have I seen

her pulling bedding into her kennel

at the end of the day.