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The Safe Word: A dark, gripping serial killer thriller with a shocking twist (The Eleanor Raven Series Book 1) by [Long, Karen]
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The Safe Word: A dark, gripping serial killer thriller with a shocking twist (The Eleanor Raven Series Book 1) Kindle Edition

4.3 out of 5 stars 198 customer reviews
Book 1 of 3 in The Eleanor Raven Series (3 Book Series)

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About the Author

Karen Long is a former teacher who took up full-time writing ten years ago. She has written numerous screenplays and is currently working on the second novel in ‘The Eleanor Raven’ series. Married to a film director she is fortunate to travel the world where she spends most of her time zealously flushing out and photographing reluctant wildlife. She lives in rural Shropshire with her three children, three dogs and a small but noisy collection of crows.

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  • File Size: 867 KB
  • Print Length: 318 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HUULWRI
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 198 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,240 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I really enjoyed this novel, it’s unusual for me to be engrossed in a crime novel from the first page but this one grabbed me straight away and I didn’t want to put it down.

I found it really refreshing to read a detective novel where the lead character doesn’t seem to have relationship or alcohol problems, as seems to be par for the course in many novels like this. I really liked Detective Eleanor Raven – she is who she is and she doesn’t apologise for it. She seemed like a strong female who doesn’t yield when she know she’s right, she also seems really interesting and I want to know more about her.

I enjoyed seeing how Eleanor interacted with a new partner after her long-standing colleague was off on sick leave. I get the feeling that she will warm to Laurence as time goes on but I loved the dynamic between them – she didn’t make things easy for him but at the same time it felt like deep down she was giving him a chance to prove himself.

The murder scenes in this book are sinister and gruesome but are so intriguing that I couldn’t stop reading as I wanted to find out who was killing these people and what their motivation was. It was a fascinating crime story.

I rated this novel 4 out of 5 and am happy to discover that this is the first book in a series and am now very much looking forward to reading the second book.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Well drawn characters and convincing plot. Am looking forward to more in this series.
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Ok, but not brilliant.
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I initially brought this book (paper copy) as a present for a family member who is a big crime fiction fan. I read the first page, with the intention of then wrapping it up and giving it to them, but got hooked and couldn't put it down! I have recently purchased this book for my kindle as my paper copy has been read so much it is literally battered to death!

The Safe Word will have you gripped right from the first page with its riveting narrative and ever-so-human characters (you will literally feel as if you know them by the end). It's great to have such a strong female lead like Eleanor in a world where male characters usually dominate the thriller/crime genre.

An amazing debut novel by an incredibly talented writer. I cannot wait to catch up with Eleanor again in the future.

Definitely in my top 5 books! Highly recommend!
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This book has easily become one of my favourites. I found it to be impossible to put down. Cleverly written with a brilliant plot I would recommend this book to everyone. I can't wait for more books from this fantastic new author!
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I didn't really enjoy this book, I read it all but couldn't really describe what happened properly i found it hard to follow.
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I found this book really slow and boring and stopped reading it half way through just couldn't get into it
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Couldnt stand to finish this book because the English was so annoyingly poor. Disappointing.
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