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.
The Safest Lies was exciting for about 50 pages and then the little excitement there was started to fizzle out. I became bored reading this book and struggled to continue reading to the end. I however did enjoy Ryan's character, and I loved how protective he was of Kelsey when she needed him there for her. Throughout almost this entire book I just was waiting to finally finish it so I could go back to reading books I would enjoy. The pacing of the book was very slow and should have been sped up so you were not sitting there waiting for the story to advance.
I also had a very hard time caring for the characters. Kelsey especially was not memorable and was also not very relatable. The character development between Kelsey and Ryan was another small thing I liked in the story, but was not enough to make me really enjoy the book. Another complaint I have is that the ending of the book was very predictable. This may also be because it was my first thriller novel I have ever read and maybe the genre is just not for me. Overall, I expected so much more from this book.