Edition: Hardback
ISBN: 9780571290635
No of pages: 448

Other Editions: Paperback

Safe House


When Rob Hale wakes up in hospital after a motorcycle crash on the Isle of Man, 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?
Convinced that Lena is real, Rob sets out to find the answers to who she is and who is behind her disappearance. He is aided in this by Rebecca Lewis, a London-based PI, who has come to the island 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 Lena's fate. In doing so they realise that even on an island where most people know each other, everyone hides a secret, and sometimes your best option isn't to hide but to stay and fight.

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Categorised as: Fiction
Sub-categories: Crime & Thrillers
Genres & Themes: Memory; Secrets; Disappearance; Deception; Mystery
Awards & Prizes: Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year - Shortlist 2013

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