Five days until the job. One corrupt cop. Two sons to save.
How far would you go to protect your family?

SAFE HANDS is a character-driven, contemporary British crime novel of 87,000 words, told from the perspectives of MICKEY BLAKE (60), a safe cracker forced out of retirement to protect his estranged son and HAZEL COOPER (42), a mother desperate to stop her teenage boy being sucked in to a life of crime. Mickey’s plans to pay off a debt and reconcile with his son are thrown into chaos when he discovers he’s working with a corrupt undercover police officer.

The book is fast-paced commercial crime fiction, exploring themes of self-forgiveness and the idea that we don’t have to become our parents or correct our past mistakes through our children.

The book is complete and currently on submission. Stay tuned for more updates.


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