the safe man is a thoroughly enjoyable short story. I would recommend it, although I would not use one of my credits as it is simply too short. Narration was above average. Honestly, I was pleasantly surprised by this as the genre is a different one for Connelly.
The story it's rather an uncomplicated one, but some supernatural and Connelly's unmistakable style ads up to an entertaining experience. Go for it!
Yes I would, because everything I read so far from this author captivated my attention and fantasy. He combines the journalist's experience and fast pace with a true literary vein. His personages are larger than life and yet you can relate to them.
Connelly does Supernatural? OK, I'll bite. Walks some well-traveled narrative roads, but Connelly keeps it moving and Collins sells it well...
A bit of a ghost story mystery which is unusual for Michael Connelly who's stories tend to be "no nonsense". However it is fun even if only a short story.
As my headline says, this is a very short story.
The beginning was a little bit boring but after a while I got goosbumps reading it, pretty scary story!
It's worth the price but not worth spending a credit.
Happy to get a little dose of Connelly between his novels, I was happy to find a short story. At 1-1/2 hours, I figured it had to be fairly substantial. It was not. A man wants an old safe opened. many minutes spent on the opening of the thing during which the safe man and the customer banter with malice. A child shows up. The safe man goes home. some conversation with wife. the police show up, accusations are made. safe man exonerated... BUT.. the resolution, such that it is, I believe is meant to leave us wondering about the nature of spirits and ghosts, and I felt nothing about it.. I mean I didn't care.. as the ending approached, I saw where it was going and sort of fell out of the spell of the story. shrug... the dangling end leaves us to think that some connection exists between the safe, some dreams and a child... I didn't buy it. sorry.
Great spell binding story
Clearly tell people this is a short story. I should have paid closer attention but was very disappointed after the purchase to find it was effectively a short story.