Home should be the safest place to be. But when a man forces his way into Lisa's house, taking her and her young daughter hostage, there is nowhere to hide. Who is he? And what does he want from her?
In the coming hours and days, Lisa desperately tries to stay one step ahead, doing the unimaginable to protect her child - and wondering why the only witness to the attack has not raised the alarm . . .
Simone van der Vlugt is one of Holland's bestselling crime writers. She has written eight thrillers to date, including The Reunion and Shadow Sister. The prize-winning Safe as Houses is the first to be published by Canongate. Simone van der Vlugt lives with her husband and two children in Alkmaar in the Netherlands.