Superbly tense and oozing with atmosphere, Anna Downes's debut, The Safe Place, is the perfect summer suspense, with the modern gothic feel of Ruth Ware and the morally complex family dynamics of Lisa Jewell. Welcome to paradise...will you ever be able to leave? Emily is a mess. Emily Proudman just lost her acting agent, her job, and her apartment in one miserable day. Emily is desperate. Scott Denny, a successful and charismatic CEO, has a problem that neither his business acumen nor vast wealth can fix. Until he meets Emily. Emily is perfect. Scott offers Emily a summer job as a housekeeper on his remote, beautiful French estate. Enchanted by his lovely wife Nina, and his eccentric young daughter, Aurelia, Emily falls headlong into this oasis of wine-soaked days by the pool. But soon Emily realizes that Scott and Nina are hiding dangerous secrets, and if she doesn't play along, the consequences could be deadly.
The Safe Place Short Summary Steve Ralls hasn't found the woman of his dreams yet but his oldest brother Michael knows that God has a plan for him. When Steve finds a young woman outside his office that has been severely beaten he makes a decision that changes his life forever. She doesn't know who she is but she realizes that Steve's touch and voice are the only things that she can trust. As her health improves she tries to keep a distance between them but is pulled into his life. Before long he and his family are her whole world her security, her family, her support system, her happiness, and most of all he is the lover she has waited for all of her life. He is her safe place.
In this book, you'll discover what real love is, and learn how to develop lasting friendships and partnerships. As you gain the courage and trust to take off your armor of self-protection, you'll experience a new, healthy view of love and sex.
Unlike most texts, A Safe Place for Change focusses squarely on the therapeutic relationship.Well-written, insightful and accessible, this textbook speaks directly to students of counselling and psychotherapy, recognising their needs and their challenges. The authors' real-world experience is evident throughout the book, as is their skill in teaching complex concepts in clear language.
The book is aimed to help people who are dealing with attachment problems and aid understanding into such conditions. It follows the experience of a young boy, Caleb, as he encounters difficulties forming and sustaining healthy relationships and presents a summary of current scientific thought on attachment styles and disorders.
An extortion letter arrives at Crystal Waters, one of Chicago's wealthiest gated communities. It makes no specific threats, gives no instructions, demands only that $50,000 be gotten ready---chump change for an enclave where the cheapest house is worth three million. It's easy to see it as harmless---a note from a nut. Then a mansion explodes. The homeowners panic, and want it hushed up. If word gets out that a bomber is targeting Crystal Waters, their multimillion-dollar homes will become worthless, a last catastrophe for people strung out from living the good life too well. They hire Dek Elstrom to investigate. Dek Elstrom used to soar high, too, when he lived with his multimillionaire wife at Crystal Waters, but that was before the dominos of his life tipped over and his ex-wife threw him out. Now reduced to living in a crumbling stone turret, bankrupt of everything but attitude, he's not even his own ideal choice for the job. He's too broke, however, to question the motives of a gift-horse client. He needs the money---and the chance to reconnect with his ex-wife. Another bomb goes off, and Dek realizes the culprit must be someone who is angry, needs money, and used to live at Crystal Waters. Then he realizes something else. He himself is the prime suspect. A sly and clever caper among the richest of the rich, A Safe Place for Dying is for fans of Carl Hiaasen and Robert Crais.