Friday, 23 August 2013

Book Review: Safe House by Chris Ewan

Safe HouseSafe House by Chris Ewan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Safe House was available on Kindle, for little to no cost so it was a book I picked on a bit of a whim.
We meet plumber, Rob, who is called to a remote house to fix the boiler. Things seem a little 'off' when he arrives but he soon befriends the blonde girl who is currently living there and agrees to take her out on his motorcycle. That's when things go from bad to worse. The motorcycle crashes and the girl vanishes. In fact, the police are claiming she never existed. Rob decides to take matters into his own hands.
It's refreshing to read a mystery-thriller that isn't lead by a police officer, or a member of the government etc. It being set on the Isle of Man also gives it a close-knit style and that feeling that everyone knows everyone else.
As well as following Rob and private investigator Rebecca as they attempt to track down the girl, we follow the girl and the events that take place surrounding her and her reason for being at the house in the first place.
In this book I liked the clue solving element, cracking passwords, working out where a bag is stashed or where things are hidden. However, this book did take me nearly a month to read. I'm not sure whether that's because it's on the Kindle (books always seem to take longer on there), or whether it was because the story dragged, but overall, I may venture into the world of Chris Ewan again.

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