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eBook Safe House: A Thriller epub
  • ISBN: 1250012562
  • Author: Chris Ewan
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books (December 11, 2012)
  • Pages: 448 pages
  • ePUB size: 1643 kb
  • FB2 size 1285 kb
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Chris Ewan's Safe House "is an exciting, well crafted thriller, with flashes of real humour and insight

Chris Ewan's Safe House "is an exciting, well crafted thriller, with flashes of real humour and insight. Usually, when a book uses the first person, a tacit agreement exists whereby the reader comes to know things solely via the narrator, and such a book tends to remain in first person for the duration. But having finished the book, and enjoying it overall, I think I better understand why Ewan uses both first and third person to make the story work the way it does.

Chris Ewan's Safe House "is an exciting, well crafted thriller, with flashes of real humour and insight. Another book that had such a promising beginning, but ultimately wound up being a disappointment. This book has a wonderful setting, the Isle of Man, enjoyable main characters, and a dog called Rocky.

Chris Ewan places highly with his new mystery Safe House, which utilizes the Isle of Man's famous Tourist Trophy heritage. Rob is a heating tradesman who just wants to joyride with the new blonde he meets at his latest assignment. But an accident foils this love connection

Chris Ewan places highly with his new mystery Safe House, which utilizes the Isle of Man's famous Tourist Trophy heritage. But an accident foils this love connection. From the moment the pair is separated mysteriously by paramedics, Rob's life will be anything but mundane. Questions begin to stack up, keeping pace with the bodily injuries. What became of that blonde, whom no one else saw? Why are the local police so vehemently opposed to investigate not just this accident, but.

Chris Ewan is the critically acclaimed and bestselling author of many mystery and thriller novels. His work has been called truly compelling (Daily Express), chilling and thoroughly enjoyable (Observer) and outstanding (US Publishers Weekly), and his books have been hailed as popular fiction at its best (The Spectator) and crime writing at its best (Sydney Morning Herald). Ewan, his latest thriller is A WINDOW BREAKS. Receive your FREE copy of THE GOOD THIEF'S GUIDE TO MURDER when you join today! Sign-Up.

A Note on the Isle of Man. I don’t remember much.

Minotaur Books 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 t. .Publishers Weekly (starred) on The Good Thief's Guide to Venice.

Chris Ewan (born 6 October 1976) is a British crime and mystery writer. Ewan's thriller Safe House, set on the Isle of Man, has sold over 500,000 copies and was shortlisted for the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. He is best known for his "Good Thief" series of travelling adventures featuring Charlie Howard, a thief and author of his own crime series. Ewan was born in Taunton, Somerset, and lived on the Isle of Man with his family before moving back to Somerset  .

Safe House: A Thriller. Chris Ewan's Safe House "is an exciting, well crafted thriller, with flashes of real humour and insight. Safe House - Chris Ewan. 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. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

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).

Comments: (7)
Insanity
Chris Ewan places highly with his new mystery Safe House, which utilizes the Isle of Man's famous Tourist Trophy heritage. Rob is a heating tradesman who just wants to joyride with the new blonde he meets at his latest assignment. But an accident foils this love connection. From the moment the pair is separated mysteriously by paramedics, Rob's life will be anything but mundane.

Questions begin to stack up, keeping pace with the bodily injuries. What became of that blonde, whom no one else saw? Why are the local police so vehemently opposed to investigate not just this accident, but also the recent death of Rob's sister Laura? If his parents were satisfied that Laura's death was actually a suicide, then why do they hire private investigator Rebecca to look into the matter? Why does Rebecca think Rob's bike accident was not just a blow-out? As Rob and Rebecca find perilous answers that lead to more dire questions, the most worrying question will prove the most deadly: could Rob's accident and the missing girl both be related to Laura's death?

Frankly, although I was drawn to this mystery because of its venue, I debated tossing the book a few times. I was hampered by two aspects of Chris Ewan's writing. After an intriguing into, the pace flags considerably until the latter third of the book. Also, and most irksome to me, is Ewan's frequent switching from first person to third person. Usually, when a book uses the first person, a tacit agreement exists whereby the reader comes to know things solely via the narrator, and such a book tends to remain in first person for the duration. But having finished the book, and enjoying it overall, I think I better understand why Ewan uses both first and third person to make the story work the way it does. It still feels like an improper use of language to me, yet the last third of the book redeems itself with good action and tight, satisfying resolutions.

I recommend this slightly intricate mystery that involves common folk on a most uncommon isle. For me, it had a 5-star finish to a 3-star start.
Rishason
A good read and a good story but too much unnecessary violence. Authors who write this kind of book are aiming to entertain rather than to inform or write good literature and I don't know why they seem to think that sickening violence is what we readers are looking for in entertainment. The story is improbable, but that doesn't really matter, the 'goodies' characters are well drawn, likeable and believable - the 'baddies' much less so. It's difficult to understand why a man who is apparently seeking information to find his missing daughter should, from the outset, menace and threaten two people who come forward with information for him. Anyhow, I enjoyed this book - the homely side with the grandpa, dog and the family are well done but the contrast between this and the horror of the murder/mystery side mean that the two sides of the book don't really sit well together.
ndup
I found this book a really good read and would read more by this author. It had a good mystery angel and even though the main characters were a man and woman thrown together in their search for answers it managed to avoid the pitfall of a convenient romance between the two. Well written and well worth a read.
Gerceytone
I found Ewan's standalone thriller gripping. I'd read his 'Good Thief's Guide To...' books with amusement, but this was a whole different category of read. I'm hoping Ewan continues to write more books in this vein. I highly recommend it.
Vonalij
Once I got all the characters straighted out, this work flowed as smooth as silk (that is not at all to imply that it was easy to solve). I have never seen more red herrings that were not really red herrings, and yet were - you have to read it to understand. Bad guy - good guy - yikes, who could tell them apart? LOVE this kind of writing. The transitions betwen chapters was a major hook and kept me reading late into the night. I look forward to more books from this author. He is GOOD!
Coiriel
I thought it a little too long and drawn out, was hard for me to get through, but I always finish what I'm reading. Didn't feel connected to the characters, but it was ok.
Todal
I found this..the writing...the story line....the suspense...EVERYTHING very satisfying! I do believe Mr. Ewan is one of the top author's of this generation!
If you enjoy some of the more main stream mystery/thriller authors this is probably going to be right up your ally. I liked Safe House, but I didn't love it. I felt it was just another book in the line of thrillers out there. Nothing unique, nothing to separate it from any other in terms of story line. I did enjoy the writing style and despite it's lack of uniqueness I do enjoy thrillers so while I had hoped for something a little more different, I still enjoyed the book.
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