The summer of 1979 marked the start of the Atlanta Child Murders, when a serial killer began hunting children, taking twenty-nine lives in two years in a case that remains controversial to this day. That year, thirteen-year-old Kim Reid’s life changed forever, along with that of her mother, a lead detective on the investigation.
NO PLACE SAFE was optioned for television by Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years A Slave) and producer Michael McDonald for ABC Signature Studios. It is the 2007 Colorado Book Award winner in the category of creative nonfiction.
“Though a child herself, Kim Reid sat on the edge of a front row seat to one of the twentieth century’s most bizarre and baffling murder cases. With No Place Safe she delivers her experience as a compelling story told from a sensitive gut and a formidable intellect. A narrative woven with strands of threatened innocence and Southern gothic gives No Place Safe the texture of a modern, urban To Kill a Mockingbird.”
Elyse Singleton, author of This Side of the Sky