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Publisher's Summary

A tranquil Irish vacation, music, scenery, food...and a priest on the run from the mob.

The sequel to the number-one best seller, The Tour.

When a shadowy couple turn up on Conor O'Shea's grand tour of Ireland, the tranquility of Ireland's landscape acts as a shelter against the stormy reality of the life they left behind. On the run from a notorious mob boss, this mysterious couple flees the US in search of sanctuary on the shores of the Emerald Isle, hoping to blend in with the tourists. In their wake lies a mafia family's secrets and a scarred priest torn between his duty to the cloth and to the truth.

Intriguing and uniquely consuming, Father Declan Sullivan's tale of destiny and duty lies at the feet of those he has betrayed. Can distance and deliverance save the innocent in their desperate pursuit for peace, or will evil catch up to them all?

In Safe at the Edge of the World, author Jean Grainger captures the soothing beauty of Ireland in the lives of those fleeing a criminal bent on revenge.

©2017 Jean Grainger (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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  • S. Hall
  • Mount Vernon, OH United States
  • 07-30-18

Popular religious views

Interesting, but a bit farfetched toward the ending. Sad that faith could be lost so easily.

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Interesting characters and story

This was somewhat different from the first book, The Tour, but just as interesting and well done. The story focused primarily on one couple on the tour, rather than several as in the first book. Although several other reviews have been critical, I thought the author made the right decision in telling it this way. The book did raise some serious questions about right and wrong and perhaps that would not appeal to some listeners, but I thought it was very well done.
I thought the narrator did an excellent job also. I am looking forward to listening to other books by the author and I hope there will be more books in The Tour series. If I were sure of finding as good a guide as Connor, I would definitely go on one of his bus tours. Ireland sounds like it would be a wonderful place to visit.

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could have benefited greatly from having more than one reader for the story The male voice detracted at several points especially for the character of Luchia. the voice of Declan was awkward as well.

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Book good, Audio not.

I enjoyed the book but, the audio ruins it with the very fake NY accents. Storyline is entertaining.

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Wasn’t as good as “The Tour”

I was not happy with this story line at all. When I finished ‘The Tour’ I knew that it would start going into another tour with different people, fine. But this was beyond reality. A priest who comes to Ireland with his ‘girlfriend’ because he can’t get her out of his mind. She’s running away from a man who she’s supposed to marry, of which she’s been set up by her mob boss father. So in general, they’re running from a marriage she doesn’t want and also her father because she’s afraid he’ll kill her priest boyfriend. On top of this he’s still a priest from the States, still has a church and now he’s impregnated his girlfriend?!?!

It was so far fetched I couldn’t finish it. The characters were so one dimensional, unlike The Tour, and the narration by Patrick Moy, who’s obviously Irish thinks everyone who lives in the States, sounds like they live “in the streets!” His accents are too put on and it brought them down. It wasn’t just these characters but anyone who isn’t Irish all sound like ‘Yankees!’ Patrick I’m originally from England but I do not & have not sounded like this when I lived in NYC! The narrator can make or break a story, and this was broken. Lastly, before I put it down, the story literally stayed in the same place with the priest & girlfriend constantly say, “what are we going to do?!” I may re-read but right now, I just can’t.

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Stop at Book 1 The Tour

Is there anything you would change about this book?

If you listened to or read Book 1, The Tour, it was wonderfully delightful. Characters, history, narrator were vivid and interesting. This one was nothing like that so my advice is to stop at book 1

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  • jayjay
  • 06-12-18

Unexpectedly brilliant story

Although I have enjoyed Jean Grainger's other books, the summary made me a bit cautious about ordering this one. I could not see how the author could make a bus tour into a novel, even an Irish one! I was so wrong because it was a brilliantly written story. In addition to a gripping plot, involving American gangsters, sidelining into various aspects of the Catholic Church, the story managed to incorporate the lives of other passengers. It also described the Irish towns the bus visited on tour. The narration was pretty good too. All in all, the book was great value. Thank you.