Book Reviews

No Place is Safe by C.L. Brees

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Law Enforcement / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller / Fiction
Reviewed by nakin1978 on 04-May-2020

Book Blurb

After ten years away, Detective Sergeant Christian Anderson must return to his hometown. As the town's buried secrets come to the surface, is he prepared for what he will discover?


What should have been a typical February morning changed the instant he answered his phone. It was Gemma. His one true friend and the only thing that kept him connected to Cedar Lake. Her older sister, Cassidy, vanished from the front steps of a rehab center two days ago and no one has seen or heard from her since. Adamant something terrible has happened, Gemma pleads for DS Anderson's help.

As he tries to understand Cassidy's present, DS Anderson must first delve into her past. And as he digs deeper he exposes a dormant secret that connects them all. With the secret out, several suspects emerge, each all too eager to point the finger the other way.

Running out of time, can DS Anderson not only save a lost soul, but can he unravel another mystery that has haunted him the past twenty-four years?


Book Review

If you are looking for a book that has mystery, deceit, secrets, danger, heartache, and revenge... then this book is for you. It is all those things and so much more.

Once Christian left his hometown after graduating high school, he swore he would never return. It is a promise he has been able to keep for over ten years. That is until his best friend from childhood calls him asking for his help.

Christian is a detective in Regina where he started his new life. When Gemma calls and asks Christian to come back to his hometown to help find her sister, Cassidy, he knows he has to go even though it is the last place he wants to be.

When Christian arrives in town, though he has not seen his father in years, he knows he has to check in on Matthias. Surprisingly to Christian, things are worse than they were when he left. After their brief reunion, he decides to jump in feet first on helping find Cassidy so he can get back home where he belongs.

At first the information on where she may be is sparse but Christian refuses to give up. At first finding Cassidy starts to look bleak, but after questioning the right person, it looks as if Christian has hit a sore spot somewhere because he is attacked and warned to leave town. More then that though, Gemma has been abducted as well.

With everything starting to spiral out of control, Christian welcomes his boyfriend coming to town to help, and the fact that the constable in town has finally decided the matter needs to be taken seriously. With each twist and turn there seem to be more questions than answers. And with each new answer comes a new twist I did not see coming.   

Will they be able to find Gemma and Cassidy in time? Will they figure out who is behind everything and why?

This was such a good read with twists I did not see coming. I really enjoyed this book. At first I was kind of skeptical but as I read on, I became so engrossed I could not put the book down. Definitely a great read!




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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novel, 359 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 07-April-2020
Price $4.99 ebook, $15.99 paperback
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