A brilliant thriller from the author of the acclaimed Good Thief's Guide series asks, how can a beautiful woman simply vanish?When Rob Hale wakes up in a hospital after a motorcycle crash, his first thought is for the gorgeous blonde, Lena, who was on the back of his bike. The doctors and police,... show more
A brilliant thriller from the author of the acclaimed Good Thief's Guide series asks, how can a beautiful woman simply vanish?When Rob Hale wakes up in a hospital after a motorcycle crash, his first thought is for the gorgeous blonde, Lena, who was on the back of his bike. The doctors and police, however, insist that he was alone at the scene. The shock of the accident must have made him imagine Lena, especially since his description of her resembles his late sister, Laura.Convinced that Lena is as real as he is, Rob teams up with Rebecca Lewis, a London-based PI who has a mysterious connection to Laura—and learns that even a close-knit community like the Isle of Man can hide dangerous secrets that will not stay safe forever.Chris Ewan's Safe House "is an exciting, well crafted thriller, with flashes of real humour and insight." (SJ Bolton).
Publish date: December 11th 2012
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
Suspense and action in this brilliant story set in the Isle of Man. I really enjoyed Ewan's style of writing even though I suspect it won't appeal to a lot of people who prefer waffly long winded prose.
Was expecting big things as this was high in the Kindle charts, but it was a pedestrian thriller. The title didn't live up to the name and wasn't really descriptive. The format was also odd and annoying, from first person chapters to third person following other people. Readable, but not great.
Excellent story with lots of twists and turns and it makes a pleasant change to read a thriller that is not set in the big cities of the World. Also nice to have a hero who is a plumber cum amateur TT rider rather than a policeman, ex-special forces member or a lawyer.A good read!
Before Part One begins we read a brief reflective account of the motorbike crash. In Part One Rob has regained consciousness in hospital. We learn the doctors attribute Lena to Rob’s head trauma, which can cause cognitive disruption. Rob’s background is shared and we read how he met Lena. He’s r...