When There's Nowhere Left to Hide . . .
When Rob Hale wakes up in hospital after a motorcycle crash he is told that Lena, the woman he claims was travelling with him, doesn't exist. The woman he describes bears a striking resemblance to his recently deceased sister, Laura, but has he really only imagined her?
Rob sets out to find the answers to who Lena is and where she has gone. He is aided by Rebecca Lewis, a London-based PI, who has come to the Isle of Man at the behest of his parents to investigate his sister's suicide. But who is Rebecca really and how did she know his sister?
Together Rob and Rebecca follow the clues to discover who took Lena. In doing so they discover that even on an island where most people know each other, everyone hides a secret, and that sometimes your best option isn't to hide but to stay and fight.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
In this nail-biting thriller by the author of the playful Good Thief’s Guide series, a young man follows the trail of a mysterious woman. Motorcyclist Rob Hale awakens after a wreck to learn that Lena—the beautiful stranger he had just taken for a ride—has disappeared. Joined by a tough female detective, Rob searches for Lena, plunging into a dangerous conspiracy with troubling personal ties. Set on the Isle of Man, British crime writer Chris Ewan’s Safe House is a brilliantly plotted and dizzyingly suspenseful adventure packed with ingenious twists.
Set on the Isle of Man, this beautifully plotted thriller from Ewan (The Good Thief's Guide to Venice and three other mysteries starring professional thief Charlie Howard) offers as many twists and turns as motorcycle enthusiast Rob Hale encounters during the British dependency's annual TT (Tourist Trophy) time-trial races. After a motorcycle accident catapults Rob into the hospital, he learns there's no evidence that Lena, the attractive blonde he'd just met who was riding on the back of his bike, ever existed. Determined to prove Lena wasn't a figment of his imagination, Rob teams with PI Rebecca Lewis in an investigation that becomes increasingly convoluted and dangerous as they uncover links to the suicide of Rob's sister, Laura, a few weeks earlier and unearth surprising secrets about the mysterious Lena. Meanwhile, a number of ruthless players work at cross purposes, and Rob and Rebecca take a lot of hard knocks at their hands. Ewan's carefully placed clues will elicit several "aha" moments from readers as his heroes battle toward understanding and resolution.
Really enjoyed this book. It was a good story with twists & always had me wondering what was going to happen next 👍
Brilliant page turner
This is a book you just cannot stop reading. You want to know the outcome but don’t want it to end. Brilliantly written.
Loved it. The characters are interesting and the plot is fast paced, with twists and turns