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Safe as Houses by Simone van der Vlugt
  

Safe as Houses

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July 2013 Debut of the Month.

An atmospheric page-turning thriller, from a bestselling Dutch author, that is cleverly written in the third person, present tense to get you really involved in the action. In an isolated house a mother and daughter are held captive by an escaped psychiatric prisoner - but why hasn't the woman who appeared briefly at the window brought help? Simmering with tension and lust for revenge, Safe as Houses is a terrifying story of every woman's worst fears.

If you like Simone van der Vlugt you might also like to read books by Cath Staincliffe, Helen Fitzgerald and Nicci French.

Synopsis

Safe as Houses by Simone van der Vlugt

A single mother stands in the garden of her isolated house, hanging out the washing, when suddenly a man appears. When he grabs at her, Lisa runs, but she is not quick enough. Suddenly Lisa and her young daughter find themselves held hostage in their own home. In the following hours and days, Lisa will do the unimaginable to protect her child - all the time wondering why the only witness has not come back to help her...

Reviews

'The author builds a great atmosphere of tension as the truth slowly, horrifyingly, comes into focus' Sunday Telegraph on SHADOW SISTER

'Hard to put down. Thrilling' Cosmopolitan on THE REUNION

'A gripping psychological thriller which breathes new life into that old cliche 'unputdownable' Waterstone's Books Quarterly on THE REUNION

About the Author

Simone van der Vlugt

Simone van der Vlugt is one of Holland's bestselling crime writers. She has written eight thrillers to date, including The Reunion and Shadow Sister. The prize-winning Safe as Houses is the first to be published by Canongate. Simone van der Vlugt lives with her husband and two children in Alkmaar in the Netherlands.

Author pic © Wim van der Vlugt 2012

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Book Info

Publication date

4th July 2013

Author

Simone van der Vlugt

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www.simonevandervlugt.nl/

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Publisher

Canongate Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
272 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
Debuts of the Month
Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781782110736

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