The Safest Lies was exciting for about 50 pages and then the little excitement there was started to fizzle out. I became bored reading this book and struggled to continue reading to the end. I however did enjoy Ryan's character, and I loved how protective he was of Kelsey when she needed him there for her. Throughout almost this entire book I just was waiting to finally finish it so I could go back to reading books I would enjoy. The pacing of the book was very slow and should have been sped up so you were not sitting there waiting for the story to advance.
I also had a very hard time caring for the characters. Kelsey especially was not memorable and was also not very relatable. The character development between Kelsey and Ryan was another small thing I liked in the story, but was not enough to make me really enjoy the book. Another complaint I have is that the ending of the book was very predictable. This may also be because it was my first thriller novel I have ever read and maybe the genre is just not for me. Overall, I expected so much more from this book.