25.4.14

SAFE HOUSE, by Chris Ewan



Set on the Isle of Man, this intricate contemporary mystery begins with a motorcycle wreck that only the victim, Robert Hale, remembers correctly. Even the police tell him he’s wrong, that he was alone and it was an accident. But Hale knows better and his search for the truth leads him on a chase to find the girl, Lena, who was on the bike with him. Enter Lena’s fabulously wealthy father. And British Secret Service. And another gang whose provenance is a lot murkier. Despite some major flaws (a dog that didn’t bark, for example), this is a good read, with some excellent and suspenseful action. A 3.
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