Author Sean Doolittle has demonstrated in his previous novels that he's got serious writing chops and a keen eye for the darker side of life. Both are on display in Safer, his new thriller that probes the hidden rot at the center of a small Midwestern town.
When Paul and Sara Callaway move from Boston to sleepy Clark Falls, Iowa, their lives are on an upswing. By all appearances their new neighborhood is friendly and tranquil, the perfect place to settle down and raise a family. It's only once they discover their neighbor is spying on everyone that things take a turn for the worse.
Paul is accused of molesting a young neighbor girl he befriended, a shocking turn of events that put his freedom in jeopardy. He is forced to find out for himself what's really happening if he's to save his marriage and himself. Safer is a fast and thrilling story.
From the Chicago Sun-Times, March 29, 2009