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Monday 4 November 2013

Safe As Churches by Cathy Vasas-Brown

Oh. My. Goodness. I was well and truly thrilled by this thriller. I think my jaw dropped at page one and didn’t close until five minutes after I turned the last page. I think I need to seek out a thesaurus and look for every possible word for ‘outstanding’.

Opal: the girl at the end of a phone (a phone-sex line). The True Gentleman: he always speaks to Opal. She understands him. He adores her, he wants to be with her forever. But Opal leaves the phone-sex business and takes her true identity with her. The True Gentleman has to find her at all costs: she is ‘the one’. 

Paige Rowan knows about the phone-sex business. And she knows who and where Opal is. Her discovery of a human foot by her car is a little too convenient. And the toe-ring…where has she seen it before? Is she in danger? Her terror is further intensified by the discovery of human remains on her property. Her now almost-perfect life is on the verge of being dismantled. By whom? The True Gentleman? The ex-boyfriend from whom she fled from Europe? The dissenters of the religious cult formed by her fanatical parents? Oh, what a web has been weaved!

Cathy Vasas-Brown’s writing is powerful and captivating. Every word, every scene is bang on point. There are twists and turns and just when you can think you’ve got it sussed, smack! you find yourself down another cul-de-sac.

Gripping, compelling, real edge-of-your-seat class. Absolutely wonderful.


  1. It is an awesome book! Cathy is a gifted writer. She also has two other books, Every Wickedness and Some Reason in Madness. Each book tells a compelling story of mystery and suspense. Well worth the read!