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Author: Chris Ewan Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2012 ISBN: 9781620640845
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

  • “Proceeds at warp speed with plenty of twists and excellent use of setting…Terrific.”

    The Guardian

  • “A compelling, contemporary read...Safe House is an exciting, well-crafted thriller, with flashes of real humor and insight. Ewan writes exceptionally well, especially in the first person.”

    S. J. Bolton

  • “Veteran reader Vance does not disappoint in his narration of this suspenseful tale…Vance’s pacing provides increasing tension as violence escalates, stakes rise, and a kidnapping leads to convoluted plans, double-crosses, murder, and mayhem.”

    Booklist (audio review)

  • “Many twists and turns…Ewan’s carefully placed clues will elicit several ‘aha’ moments from readers as his heroes battle toward understanding and resolution.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 2/19/2014

    " Nice easy read, decent book but not my favourite crime one ever. Good as a holiday read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 2/16/2014

    " Brilliant. Keeps you on tenterhooks right up to the last page "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo | 1/23/2014

    " Not my usual book but a good one nonetheless. Different story set in the Isle of Mann. Would read more from the same author "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dani | 1/21/2014

    " Sad to say I only finished it for the sake of finishing it. It didn't live up to the premise for me at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 1/16/2014

    " Very good, all the better as I have been to the Isle of Man so recognised some of the locations "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 1/13/2014

    " I liked this rather complex story of murder and suspense based on the Isle of Man. Different type of mystery but good. A little hard to keep up with who is who and in the end I had to think about what really happened but it always keeps you guessing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Badabing666 | 1/8/2014

    " A really good book which lovers of Robert Goddard will enjoy. It is the first book that I have read that was based on the Isle of Man although the reader will find themselves rooting for the lead character who is the innocent man caught up in a story of death, kidnapping, excitement and twisted plots. Enjoy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nick | 12/24/2013

    " i disagree with my wife as i didn't think it was too long. i thought it was well written and enjoyed it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 12/17/2013

    " Reviewed at Library Journal "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anita | 11/7/2013

    " This was recommended by my Husband and I loved it, well written with good characters and story line. Set in the IOM so a little bit of history about the island. Enjoyable and also makes you thinks not predictable with a few twists. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 10/8/2013

    " Quite good. Didn't exactly rock my world but it was an easy, enjoyable read with some interesting twists and turns. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Veronica | 9/29/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. The characters were realistic, and the story was well paced. Recommended read for a cold Sunday afternoon in front of the fire, and a steaming up of hot chocolate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 9/22/2013

    " Yes I'm enjoying this book, glad it was recommended to me. Just keep forgetting who the bad guys are, there are so many of them!! Or are some of them good ! Mmm the plot thickens. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martin | 6/25/2013

    " Unrelenting pace, and well constructed plot. Rebecca was the stand out character, beautiful, intelligent but also capable of violent and ruthless combat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debby | 6/1/2013

    " really good read..but ending was a bit disappointing but worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 5/22/2013

    " It was a good book - don't get me wrong - but I found it to be unnecessarily convoluted and, at times, difficult to follow. More than once, I found myself flipping back a few chapters to remind myself of characters. Still, worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan | 5/22/2013

    " I quite enjoyed this book. It is a fast paced kidnap/conspiracy plot which get me intrigued for most of the book. A little twist in the tale at the end, but I had guessed this very early on unfortunately.Definitely worth the 20p I paid for the Kindle version. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claire | 5/3/2013

    " An ok read, starts off well then seems to drag a bit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandy | 4/8/2013

    " I enjoyed this book, it is fairly well written and there is good character backgrounds. Lots of twists and turns for the main character, Rob, in his quest to find out exactly what happened at the "Safe House". All in all a good story line that grips, just a bit of a disappointing ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 2/24/2013

    " Good plot. A constant pace with strong characters. Nice setting but don't expect a Manx Bergerec. More like Jason Bourne meets Carl Foggerty !! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 2/18/2013

    " Only downloaded it because it was a cheap book in kindle store and had good reviews but I really enjoyed this. Liked the unique location and twists and turns of the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 1/25/2013

    " This was a pretty decent mystery/thriller about a guy involved in a motorcycle accident who, after he recovers, goes on a search for the girl who was on the bike with him. Only problem? Nobody seems to know she exists. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mongaral | 12/21/2012

    " Very entertaining, I read this in a couple of days. The action is fast and the plot is good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah_C | 12/17/2012

    " Solid crime thriller - definitely worth a read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 11/28/2012

    " Enjoyed this, but found it a little far fetched in the end. Easy to read though! "

About the Author

Chris Ewan began his crime-writing career with The Good Thief’s Guide to Amsterdam, which was called one of the “best books for grown-ups” by Publishers Weekly 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. He lives on the Isle of Man.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and narrator. He has earned more than fifty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration thirteen times. He was named Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008 and has been named an AudioFile Golden Voice as well as an AudioFile Best Voice of 2009. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London. He is also an actor who has appeared on both stage and television.