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REVIEW: You're Not Safe

You're Not Safe - Mary Burton

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You’re not safe was a fairly good thriller that kept me interested but was a tad to long for me. 


The plot itself was good and it kept me guessing.  I thought I had it all figured out because some of the red herrings were pretty obvious but in the end Burton managed to surprise me with the reveal of the killer.  Most murder mysteries, thriller romances I read suffer from a few inconsistences and You’re Not Safe was no exception.  There were a few plot holes which had me questioning some things but for the most part it was ok.


My main problem with this book was its length.  It really started to drag in the middle and there was quite a lot of unneeded information thrown in.  I found a few of the characters povs to be pointless, for example the first victim’s brother has a couple of pages devoted to him.  His pov doesn’t appear again in the whole book and it just served no purpose at all and interrupted the flow of the story.  One thing I did like about this book was that the romance was secondary to the plot.  It was in the background and was nicely done.


All in all the writing was good and the idea great.  I liked the killer’s motive and style it was a little bit different which I appreciated.  The characters were also good despite having awful names.  Tec and Greer were likeable even though they were anti-social.  They were a little moody and blunt but I kind of liked that about them.  They also didn’t go around doing stupid things (normally female characters seem to throw themselves into dangerous situations in books like these).  They didn’t fall in love at first sight either which is always a plus.


You’re Not Safe is not perfect, there are holes to be picked in it if you want to by fussy but overall it is an enjoyable and entertaining thriller romance that ticks all the boxes.