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Safe House: A Thriller

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by Chris Ewan
 

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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

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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).

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Beautifully plotted.” —Publishers Weekly, Pick of the Week (starred review)

“Both an emotional story of a family dealing with a tragedy and an action-packed tale of a young man caught up in an elaborate kidnapping.” —Sun Sentinel

“Ewan has...elevated the everyman thriller into a compelling, contemporary read...Safe House is an exciting, well crafted thriller, with flashes of real humour and insight.” —SJ Bolton on Safe House

“Taut plotting adds substance to . . . considerable style.” —Publishers Weekly (starred) on The Good Thief's Guide to Venice

“Engaging characterizations, suspenseful stories, and sharp writing, makes The Good Thief novels feel fresh and exciting.” —Booklist

Library Journal
On the secluded Isle of Man, Rob Hale and a beautiful woman he just met, Lena, set out on his motorcycle for a ride. The next thing he knows, he wakes up in the hospital with a concussion and is being questioned by a couple of detectives. He’s understandably concerned about the lovely Lena, whose arms were so recently wrapped around his waist, but he is told that no such person exists. When a London PI approaches him, offering her help, Rob accepts but is soon shocked to learn that the sleuth has a connection to his sister, Laura, who supposedly killed herself a few weeks prior to his accident. As events snowball beyond his control, Rob finds himself up to his ears in conspiracy, and he’ll need all the help he can get to stay alive.

Verdict The author of the “Good Thief’s Guide” series (The Good Thief’s Guide to Amsterdam) has created an affable, everyman character with Rob Hale and placed him firmly in the middle of a cat-and-mouse game that is much larger than the quaint locale in which he lives. With a narrative that switches deftly from bad guys to good guys and plenty of suspense, this novel is anything but safe and will appeal to thriller and suspense fans alike. [See Prepub Alert, 7/2/12.]—Kristin Centorcelli, Denton, TX(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781250012814
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
12/11/2012
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
348,820
File size:
438 KB

Meet the Author

CHRIS EWAN, who lives on the Isle of Man, began his crime-writing career with the Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam, which was called one the "best books for grownups" by Publishers Weekly and AARP The Magazine, and one of the best thrillers of the year by the London Times. The Huffington Post also named Ewan one of America's favorite British authors.


Chris Ewan, who lives on the Isle of Man, began his crime-writing career with The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam, which was called one the "best books for grownups" by Publishers Weekly and AARP The Magazine, and one of the best thrillers of the year by the London Times. The Huffington Post also named Ewan one of America's favorite British authors in a readers' poll. He is the author of the Good Thief novels and the stand-alone thriller, Safe House.

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Safe House: A Thriller 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept my interest. Good plot
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eternalised More than 1 year ago
More engaging than most crime novels, but not the very best I read. A solid 4 rating. The writing is decent, the setting is atmospheric, and the characters each bring an unique spin to the story. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Mouse15 More than 1 year ago
Great Read a lot of surprises :O))
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wouldn't call it so much a thriller as a mystery, but a solid read nonetheless.
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Runs in
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It is a verry thrilling and eciting book!
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