by Mark Winkler (Michael Joseph) ISBN:
Home should be a refuge and solace - the safest place you know. This is
not the case for Hennie Durant or Antoinette Maidenstone Basset. Both children
of abusive, cruel fathers, Hennie and Antoinette are kindred spirits.
Having lost most of his family to tragic circumstances, Hennie lives
with his father Hendrik on their struggling farm, until he gets a letter from
his sister, Rose. Rose has not been in contact with Hennie for six years. The
letter sets in motion a chain of violent events that result in Hennie leaving
In Cape Town, Antoinette Maidenstone Basset returns to the estate she
has inherited from her estranged father. Antoinette hated Oliver Maidenstone
Basset and his controlling nature. Even in his death, she finds herself tied to
the estate forever due to a clause in his will that prevents her from ever
Hennie and Antoinette’s lives intersect when Hennie arrives one
afternoon at Antoinette’s wine estate, bringing with him a young mysterious
girl called Charlotte who may be his long lost niece.
The Safest Place You Know is a well-crafted story of love, betrayal and
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