Unsafe Haven

UK hardcover and eBook now available
US hardcover coming December 7

Sixteen-year-old Addison is on the run. She’s leaving her life on New York’s streets behind for a new one with Rafe, armed with just his phone number on a scrap of paper. She’s taking the subway to meet him in New Jersey. He’ll take care of her. Or so he said…

Elizabeth Brown’s world has fallen apart and she can’t stop thinking about her newly ex-fiancé. Until she locks eyes with a teenage girl while waiting for the train doors to open, and a bundle is thrust into her arms as she leaves the subway. A baby, wrapped in a dirty coat.

Elizabeth phones the number she finds in the coat pocket. Then wishes she hadn’t. Someone wants Addison and the baby. And they’ll do whatever it takes to get them…

In a major departure from her lighthearted Key West mysteries, Burdette invites readers into the world of a chilling thriller. (Unsafe Haven is) a page-turner highlighting the problem of exploited runaways.
Kirkus Reviews

Devastating, heartbreaking and completely immersive. This riveting story of fear and redemption, motherhood and second chances, and our responsibility to strangers is a powerful thriller proving one split-second decision can change our lives forever. Unsafe Haven has Hollywood written all over it!
—Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author

Lucy Burdette shows us that she can write dark as well as light. Brilliantly plotted with characters we come to care about.
—Rhys Bowen, NYT bestselling author

Lucy Burdette’s Unsafe Haven is a gripping rollercoaster of suspense—you will root for her characters through every twist and turn of this beautifully plotted novel.
—Deborah Crombie, NYT bestselling author