Released on 19 May 2016.

#5 in series
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A Place of Safety

3.51 based on 37 ratings & 4 reviews on


How can a ravishing art collection be built on so much blood and pain?

In the fifth novel in the series, London barrister Trish Maguire brings her forensic intelligence to bear on the dark secrets behind the paintings in the collection. Hidden away end of the First World War, they are now curated by an expert with scandal in his past and all too many threats to face in the present.

Taking a crash course in the dark mysteries of the art world, Trish must also help her young half-brother come to terms with his mother's violent death. Having learned about the agonizing reality of life in the trenches, lightened only by an engrossing love story, she uncovers a web of deceit that has spanned the decades since 1918. Now the innocent, the violent, and the victims all have to free themselves. And not everyone can escape with their life.

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Complex, suspenseful, character-driven stuff . . . Trish is a great character, and this is one of her most intriguing cases yet
Cooper is one of the most reliable practitioners of the genre at work today, and this is splendid stuff
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Cooper creates a dark and savage story with a deviously clever plot, convincing and complex characters, and a shocking climax