"Mystical, magical, mysterious, creepy, funny... This is a book that readers won't be able to put down."

- Recommended by the US Review of Books

Her job is to keep their secrets safe.


A secluded Retreat Center full of preternatural clientele. A talking crow who thinks she knows everything. A new boy in town asking a lot of nosy questions. Sound like a lot to handle? Not for fifteen-year-old Macy Steward, who lives at the Center and helps her parents run the highly unusual retreats. 


For Macy, this is simply normal routine. And it’s all going exactly as expected, that is until the guests become dangerously unpredictable, the talking crow goes suspiciously missing, and the new boy turns out to be so much more than he first appeared. 


“Here comes trouble.” That’s the last thing the crow says before disappearing.


Even though she doesn’t scare easily, Macy has to admit the crow was right. Because soon enough, she finds herself trying to keep a lot more things safe than just secrets...











A well-balanced and creative fantasy novel crafted by promising first time author Esther Archer Lakhani. A wonderful adventure for young adult readers.

Reviewed by Nicki Flowers for Indies Today

Gripping... brilliant... unlike anything I’ve read before. Cannot wait to read more of Esther Archer Lakhani‘s other works.

Reviewed By Tiffany Ferrell for Readers’ Favorite

A fascinating storyline. With a swift pace, smooth flow, and a plot full of unexpected twists, The Safekeeper is a captivating read. 

Reviewed by Shrabastee Chakraborty for Readers' Favorite

Tight-knit plot, compelling characters, and well-used paranormal themes. An excellent all-round read.

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Engaging from the first chapter, this is a book that readers won't be able to put down. It will make them laugh aloud at times and aid in their wonderment about the universe that surrounds them. The descriptions are beautifully detailed and cause the audience to feel as if they are experiencing the drama, horrors, and craziness in person. Overall, this tale is excellently done in its plot, written word, and style.

Reviewed by Carol Anderson, D.Min., ACSW for the US Review of Books

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