Faber secures The Safe House

Faber has bought a crime novel about a man involved a motorcycle accident, who is told the girl who was travelling with him does not appear to exist.

Editor Katherine Armstrong bought two books from from Vivien Green at Sheil Land Associates with Faber holding UK and Commonwealth, excluding Canada, and EU exclusive rights.

The Safe House by Chris Ewan is due for publication in summer 2012. When Rob Hale wakes in hospital after a motorcycle accident, he is told his passenger does not appear to exist, as paramedics only found Hale at the scene. He soon discovers the girl is linked to his sister's recent suicide.

Armstrong said: "I’m thrilled to welcome Chris to Faber. The Safe House is a great page-turner with a fantastic plot and plenty of twists. It’s utterly compelling and keeps you guessing until the very end."