The Safe Man - Michael Connelly

The Safe Man

By Michael Connelly

  • Release Date: 2012-10-23
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 3.5
From 464 Ratings


Read the riveting detective story that inspired the Audible dramatization featuring Jack Quaid and Titus Welliver.

Like his father before him, Brian Holloway is a safe man. That is, his specialty is opening safes. Every job is a little mystery, and he has yet to encounter a lock he can't break or a box he can't crack. But the day Holloway gets called in to open a rare, antique safe in a famous author's library, his skills open a door that should have remained closed.

In this haunting and singular story, previously published anonymously, Michael Connelly proves once again that he is "superb at building suspense.... the reader can never be sure what sudden turns the plot may take" (Wall Street Journal).

[Word count: 11,662]


  • It's a SHORT story

    By Idetectstuff
    Learned my lesson. Always read the reviews, because if I had, I wouldn't have purchased this.
  • Disappointing

    By Dshall
    Lesson learned, always read reviews.
  • The safe man

    By Kanlexi
    Not nearly as good as Connelly's usual. A lot of padding ... This is not a "book", it's a SHORT story. Not worth the money.
  • Great read

    By EAM15
    I love short quick reads that leave you deep in thought!
  • Horrible

    By Nita1950
    Horrible brief....not worth buying.
  • The Safe Man

    By Isthereanamenottaken?
    I thought I was buying a book, not a book preview! Asking for money for this tease is arrogant to an extreme.
  • The Safeman

    By SYS12
    Rip off . Not a book but a very short story
  • Safe Man Review

    By ReginaFowler
    Very disappointed. I didn't know I bought an essay.
  • This is so bad I can't remember the title!

    By Nancy re
    I really hope Connelly wrote this when he was still in high school. I expect a whole lot more from this author. If this is how his next book reads, it will be the last one I read. Do not waste your time on this story, it will ruin Connelly for you.
  • The Safe Man

    By Furchild
    This is simply ridiculous! How do I get my money back? It is only the first chapter! There seems to no method for giving NO stars. A rip off!