Safe & Sound by T.S. Krupa is a magnificent read! I was immediately drawn into the story from the very beginning and found that I could not put down because I wanted to know how the story ended.
The story begins on a ill-fated morning when Jill Greenfield decides to sleep in and not accompany her husband on a run. She awakes later realizing that he has not returned home, but did not think too much of it until a knock at the door changed her life forever. It seemed her husband, Jay, was hit by a car while running and when she arrives at the hospital she finds out that he is brain dead. She has to decide to make the life altering decision to pull the plug on his life and trying to comprehend that he will never be the Jay she knows again was very difficult. After a few days, she decides that she has no other choice and says goodbye to the one person that she thought would be with her forever.
The story continues to be marvelous from there. You have great characters in her friends, Stella and Lanie, and her husand’s best friend, Harry, who just causes more problems because he cannot seem to let go and move on. During the whole tragic accident and afterward, for months on end, her girlfriends are there for to be caring, to be helpful, understand, but to finally say, hey you need to try and become a part of this world again and live.
In a series of events, Jill ends up at the beach and starts to feel more alive than she had in months. She meets new people, a new man, Ross, that could change her idea of being alone forever, and someone who might possibly keep her safe, but can she emotionally handle something like that?
The story follows her path perfectly well. I think that she was able to grieve enough to get the sense of how much love that Jill had for husband. She was not ready to move on, not ready to live her life without him, but she had great friends to help her through. All of the characters flowed great together and you could see that they indeed had that friendship that was full of strength, compassion, but of hope as well. Hope that new things would come and spread happiness across their lives and most importantly, the life of Jill.
Safe & Sound has every quality that a great book is made of. It definitely pulled at my heart, made me cry, made me laugh, and I found myself rooting for the characters. If you are looking for a great new read, pick this 5 star book up!
About The Author
T.S. Krupa was born in New Haven, Connecticut. Raised in a Polish household with a blended American culture, she is fluent in Polish. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Franklin Pierce University,where she also played field hockey. She earned her Master’s from Texas Tech University and plans to graduate with her Doctor of Education from North Carolina State University in 2014. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and her dog. Safe & Sound is her first novel.