The UK is gripped by the threat of gang violence - the media is building on that hysteria, convincing us that knife crime is rife and the streets are flooded with guns and drugs. So when a member of a notorious girl gang is charged with a brutal murder, sympathy is in short supply. Enter Lilly Valentine, a tough talking lawyer who is never prepared to take things at face value and is determined to uncover the truth, whatever the cost. A gripping crime novel that will force every reader to reassess what they think they know about society and gang culture. Praise for Helen Black: 'A dark and gripping read that will have you on the edge of your seat' - "Closer" magazine. 'A fantastic first novel ["A Place of Safety"]' - Jane Elliott. 'Terrific! A great read from start to finish' - ["Dishonour"] - Jessie Keane author of "Jail Bird". 'Unexpected and moving..."A Place of Safety" is written with sympathy and humour' - "EuroCrime".