In this near-future dystopia with echoes of The Giver and Among the Hidden, Tania Unsworth has created an unsettling
page-turner—fast-paced, smooth, filled with dread—that’s wholly satisfying and
Devin doesn’t remember life before the world got
hot; he has grown up farming the scorched earth with his grandfather in their
remote valley. When his grandfather dies, Devin heads for the city. Once there,
among the stark glass buildings, he finds scores of children, just like him,
living alone on the streets. They tell him rumors of a place for abandoned
children, with unlimited food and toys and the hope of finding a new family.
But only the luckiest get there.
An act of kindness earns Devin an invitation to the
home, but it’s soon clear that it’s no paradise. As Devin investigates the
intimidating administrator and the zombie-like sickness that afflicts some
children, he discovers the home’s horrific true mission. The only real hope is
escape, but the place is as secure as a fortress.
Fans of dystopian fiction and spine-chilling
adventure will devour The One Safe Place; its haunting themes will
resonate long after readers have turned the final page. Download and start listening now!