The Safe Man: A Ghost Story (2012) This mildly spooky spectral tale, The Safe Man: A Ghost Story , by famed thriller writer Connelly was originally published anonymously in 2005, but has… 2012-10-23 Fiction Mystery and Thriller Little, Brown and Company
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The Safe Man: A Ghost Story (2012)

THE SAFE MAN: A GHOST STORY Michael Connelly
THE SAFE MAN: A GHOST STORY Michael Connelly
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Oct 23, 2012; Writer: Michael Connelly; Genres: Fiction, Mystery and Thriller; Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

This mildly spooky spectral tale, The Safe Man: A Ghost Story, by famed thriller writer Connelly was originally published anonymously in 2005, but has returned to walk the earth as a Kindle Single. A locksmith who specializes in opening safes discovers something far more unnerving than jewelry and Social Security cards when he drills open a mysterious strongbox in an old mansion recently purchased by a paranoid crime writer. While the premise is a good one, and Connelly a talented writer, any and all tension dissipates faster than foggy breath. It's certainly not a bad stab at scary, but fans of the author probably won't be surprised to find out he's better at conjuring up thrills than chills. B-

Originally posted Dec 05, 2012 Published in issue #1237 Dec 07, 2012 Order article reprints