The Safest Lies
The Safest Lies
The Safest Lies
From the New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls and The Perfect Stranger comes a captivating psychological thriller about a girl who must face her darkest fears—but can she outrun the past?   Kelsey has lived most of her life in a shadow of suspicion, raised to see danger everywhere. Her mother hasn’t set foot outside their front door in seventeen years, since she escaped from her kidnappers with nothing but her attacker’s baby growing inside her—Kelsey.   Kelsey knows she’s supposed to keep a low profile and stay off the grid for their protection, but that plan is shattered when her dramatic car accident and rescue by volunteer firefighter and classmate Ryan Baker sparks media coverage.   A few days later, she arrives home to find her mother missing. Now, to have a chance at a future, Kelsey will have to face her darkest fears. Because someone is coming for her. And the truth about the past may end up being the most dangerous thing of all. "[A] fast-paced, suspenseful treat." —PW, starred "Positively movie-ready." —Kirkus   “Will blow readers’ minds.” —SLJPraise for Megan Miranda's All the Missing Girls:"This thriller's all of your fav page-turners (think: Luckiest Girl Alive, The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl) rolled into one." —TheSkimm"Fast-paced and frightening." —Refinery29"[The] perfect read for thriller fans." —

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Mystery

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Kelsey grew up in a house of fences and locks. Her mother has locked herself inside her home hiding from the outside world for 17 years. Her mother was kidnapped when she was a teenager but managed to escape her captor pregnant with Kelsey. She is terrified that she is going to be taken again, so she has locked herself in her house and has not allowed Kelsey to do much other than go to school and come back home. Kelsey has always followed her mother's rules without question until one day when she sneaks out and comes back home to find her mother gone.

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