In Safe Hands by Katie Ruggle

April 25th, 2017 Kimberly Review 53 Comments

25th Apr
In Safe Hands by Katie Ruggle
In Safe Hands
by Katie Ruggle
Series: Search and Rescue #4
Published by: Tantor
Narrator: Rachel Dulude
Length: 10 hours and 20 minutes
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
Narration Rating: 4
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As a member of the Field County Sheriff's Department, Chris Jennings is used to having it rough. The Colorado Rockies aren't for the weak-of-spirit, but he's devoted his life to upholding the law-and to protecting the one woman he knows he can never have. He'll do whatever it takes to keep her safe. Daisy Little has lived in agoraphobic terror for over eight years. Trapped within a prison of her own making, she watches time pass through her bedroom window. Daisy knows she'll never be a part of the world . . . until the day she becomes the sole witness of a terrible crime that may finally tear the Search and Rescue brotherhood apart for good.


I loved the Search and Resue series by Katie Ruggle and quickly dove into  IN SAFE HANDS, the final book. Once again, I listened to the narrations of Rachel Dulude as we meet Daisy Little an agoraphobic as Ruggle brings this exciting series and murder-mystery to a heart-pounding conclusion.

Trust me when I tell you that if you haven’t yet done so, you will want to read this series and do so in order. The murder-mystery case is cleverly woven throughout each story despite the different characters, romances, and circumstances. It was brilliant and each couple was memorable.

IN SAFE HANDS picks up right after GONE TO DEEP whose draw dropping reveal in the last paragraph had me immediately grabbing my earbuds. I needed answers.

I immediately identified with Daisy Little. While the outside world is a tad too people-ly for me and I could happily live within the confounds of my home, a horrific and tragic incident has left Daisy a complete agoraphobic. She lives in her father’s home with a series of fail-safes and relies on him bringing in fresh groceries and purchasing flea market finds that she restores and sells online. Chris Jennings, a member of the Field County Sheriff’s department knows what Daisy experienced that day and is her closest friend. He wants more but is content with protecting her.

Being trapped in your home with a father who travels can get lonely and as a result, Daisy people watches. As in her neighbor’s comings and goings. When a sleepless night has her witnessing a crime at a vacant home across the street things turn deadly.

IN SAFE HANDS delivered an addictive story line.  We know who the killer is and it amped up the suspense as the killer was one step ahead of Daisy and Chris. I loved how Ruggle introduced Daisy to the characters from the previous book. It all worked seamlessly from discussing the murders, stalking and more. Chris was such an incredible sweetie. All of the men in this series have been strong, faithful and honorable. It was so refreshing. I loved the interaction between him and Daisy. This was a true “friends to lovers” romance that was sweet, awkward, funny and passionate.

The mystery and reasons for the murders were solid and Ruggle delivered a non-stop, hold your breath action packed ending!

If you haven’t started the series, I highly recommend the audios. Rachel Dulude was perfect for this series and captured the perspective of each character. Her pacing and tone added an additional layer of suspense. Her voices for the male characters were exceptional.

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About Katie Ruggle

Katie Ruggle

A fan of the old adage “write what you know”, Katie Ruggle lived in an off-grid, solar- and wind-powered house in the Rocky Mountains until her family lured her back to Minnesota. When she’s not writing, Katie rides horses, shoots guns (not while riding, although that would be awesome), cross-country skis (badly) and travels to warm places where she can scuba dive. A graduate of the Police Academy, Katie received her ice-rescue certification and can attest that the reservoirs in the Colorado mountains really are that cold. A fan of anything that makes her feel like a bad-ass, she has trained in Krav Maga, boxing and gymnastics.

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53 Responses to “In Safe Hands by Katie Ruggle”

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It takes a few tries and the right narrator. I remember when I first started, I would sit quietly and just listen for no more than 20 mins. Now I multitask and listen for hours. Try obtaining a few from the library and practicing,

    • kimbacaffeinate

      No, there are only a few books like the Other series where I listen and then read. I am quite confident the books are just as good, but these lent themselves well to audio.

  1. Tanya

    The agoraphobic character really attracted my attention and her involvement in the case would be really interesting. This sounds like a great series!

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      We discovered that at the end of book three made for one intense read. I cannot say why because of serious spoilers…but OMG!

  2. Melanie Simmons

    I loved the ending to this series. It was so much fun. I loved Daisy. I also love how Lou just forces her way into another friendship and brings the entire gang and that not one of them gives Daisy any crap for being scared and are very supportive when she starts to show progress. My review will be posting soon.

  3. Katherine

    Good to know these are best read in order. I’ve been wanting to read this series and I’ll definitely remember that. I love the sound of this one. Daisy sounds like an interesting character and I’m always intrigued by agoraphobic characters for some reason.