In Safe Hands by JP Carter – Book Review

In Safe Hands by JP Carter – Book Review


How far would you go to save the ones you love?

The first book in a gripping new crime series featuring DCI Anna Tate.

When nine children are snatched from a nursery school in South London, their distressed parents have no idea if they will ever see them again. The community in the surrounding area in shock. How could this happen right under their noses? No one in the quiet suburban street saw anything – or at least that’s what they’re saying.

But DCI Anna Tate knows that nothing is impossible, and she also knows that time is quickly running out. It’s unclear if the kidnappers are desperate for money or set on revenge, but the ransom is going up by £1million daily. And they know that one little boy in particular is fighting for his life.

It’s one of the most disturbing cases DCI Anna Tate has ever worked on – not only because nine children are being held hostage, but because she’s pretty sure that someone close to them is lying…



This is Book 1 of a crime series featuring DCI Anna Tate and I was hooked straight away.

Nine young children go to nursery in South London as usual….all routine, but then all manner of mayhem breaks out…the nursery is besieged by armed men who take nine children hostage.

DCI Anna Tate, a decent and successful cop, none of the usual traits found in most female cop based novels…no bad temper, no drinking or laddishness just good at her job. She knows exactly how these parents are feeling though as her own daughter was kidnapped 10 years ago but never found…

The story really revolves round the parents and the investigation and also touches on Anna’s and her missing daughter’s case in a clever mix of emotions and the professional, determined way Anna works in this gripping thriller.

I found Anna a really likeable character and the tension and emotions were given life by JP Carter’s compelling writing….I can absolutely recommend it and I’ll definitely be looking out for more in the series….

I would like to thank the Author/the Publishers/NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book for free in exchange for a fair and honest review




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