A woman calling herself Katie arrives in the small town of Southport NC. She has few belongings and keeps to herself as much as possible. She buys her few groceries at a small store run by single dad Alex. When circumstances throw them together, they begin a tentative friendship. Katie lives in a run down cottage on a dirt road. She makes another friend when Jo moves into the other cabin on the lot.
Piece by piece we learn the truth of Katie's past. This is told in flashbacks and memories - very addictive and quite frightening in parts. Without giving the plot away, Sparks has captured and portrayed an issue that needs telling. The burgeoning relationship between Alex, his kids and Katie is just as addicting. Sparks successfully combines romance, mystery and danger into a really good read/listen. Fans of Joy Fielding would enjoy this one.
I chose to listen to Safe Haven. The reader was Rebecca Lowman. Her voice has a soft, melodious resonance that captured the tone of the story. Listen to an excerpt of Safe Haven. Or read an excerpt.
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