Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Review: Safe to Die by Steve Thornes

Genre: Mystery


“Harry Briggs is a Private Investigator based in Yorkshire, England in the 1980s.
His cases have been the run of the mill kind. Seedy divorce cases, fraudulent insurance claims and the serving of court documents. His business is close to financial collapse and his marriage is on the rocks.

Along comes a different type of case. It’s a big one and could put Harry on financial easy street. It could also ruin him. The potential rewards are great, and so are the dangers. Harry struggles with his sense of doing the right thing against losing everything. He is new to murder, violence and the threat of spending time in jail. He has some tough choices to make.”


“Steve Thornes was born in 1948. His life has had its setbacks – loss of parents at an early age, a bitter divorce and financial disasters. Through all of life’s trials and setbacks Steve always found a way to see happiness. Steve is now happily married and enjoying life as an author and freelance writer.”


At a high level I liked this story. The main characters, Harry Briggs, a Private Investigator in England, and his assistant, Paula Goodwin, are likeable, and the reader is naturally going to pull for them. The basic plot of the story is okay. The writing is mostly competent although with a tendency to sometimes get repetitive or a bit too wordy. If the feeling you’re getting is neutral or lukewarm, like I’m neither ready to warn you off of this book or eager to recommend you grab it for your next read, you’d be right.

Buy now from:            Amazon US        Amazon UK


Uses UK spelling conventions.

Format/Typo Issues:

A small number of proofing misses.

Rating: *** Three Stars

Reviewed by: BigAl

Approximate word count: 30-35,000 words

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