Safe Harbour

Safe Harbour begins with Darcy Fletcher dragging a handsome sailor from a stricken yacht.

Noah, keeper of the peace and guardian of the Banskia Cove secrets, can’t tell Darcy the real reason this man has washed up on their shores.

As Darcy and the sailor take refuge in an old whaling station, only one thing is certain – by morning, no one will be the same again. Lies will surface. Hearts will break, and not all will find safe harbour.

Safe harbour by Helene Young

My Thoughts on Safe Harbour

Safe Harbour tells of Darcy who had run off to Sydney as a teenager after her boyfriend drowned in a boating accident. Her childhood friend Noah has already returned to Banksia Cove and is the local police officer. Darcy has returned after being chef and part owner in Duo a well known Sydney restaurant. She’s running the local fish and chip shop while working on her new project. Whale Song is the restaurant she’s establishing in the old whaling station.

Together Darcy and Noah go out in a rescue boat, in a storm, to pick up a sailor whose yacht is getting battered. By the time they pull him out of the water, his yacht has smashed and he’s lost his memory.

As Tyrone’s memory returns, past events unfold into the present. Secrets are revealed. Safety is compromised.

Banksia Cove was the first whaling station in Queensland which didn’t last long because the whales learnt to stay away. Darcy’s friend Rosie, an aboriginal elder, used to go with her father to sing to the whales and still does. I enjoyed the bit of local history.

Safe Harbour is filled with intrigue, drama and suspense. The author has crammed in sports and drugs, witness protection, mafia crimes,  police corruption, family relationships, personal choices and more. Some of which is over done.

In general Safe Harbour was a good read with some interesting twists and turns. I enjoyed the combination of relationships and life choices.

Title – Safe Harbour
Author – Helene Young
Genre – Literature Fiction (Adult) / Womens Fiction
Series – None
Publisher – Penguin Books Australia
Release Date – Mar 26 2014
I received a free advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

Recommendation – Safe Harbour is suitable for anyone looking for romantic suspense mixed with womens fiction. I enjoyed the novel and gave it 4 stars.

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