Author(s): 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...Simmering with tension and lust for revenge, Safe as Houses is a terrifying story of every woman's worst fears.
Her instinct is to run for home. It's the last thing she should do.
* 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
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.