Safe Harbour by Helene Young

Safe Harbour

When Darcy Fletcher drags a handsome sailor from a stricken yacht, she finds herself drawn into his mysterious world. Having saved his life, can she now rescue him from his dark past? Or will that endanger all she holds most dear? Noah, keeper of the peace and guardian of the Banksia Cove secrets, can’t tell Darcy the real reason this stranger has washed up on their shores. If she understood the links between him and her own dysfunctional famil...


Details Safe Harbour

TitleSafe Harbour
ISBN9781921901836
Author
Release DateMar 26th, 2014
PublisherPenguin Books Australia
LanguageEnglish
GenreRomance, Romantic Suspense
Rating

Reviews Safe Harbour

  • Sharon
    1970-01-01
    Leaving her hometown of Banksia Cove when she was younger, Darcy Fletcher has now returned. She runs the local fish and chip shop called Fish R Biting and she's also in the middle of setting up her own restaurant in the old whaling station which has been a life long dream of hers. And if that doesn't keep her busy enough she also volunteers with the marine rescue team. Getting a call from her friend Noah who is also the local police officer that ...
  • Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
    1970-01-01
    From the first pages of her fifth novel, Safe Harbour, award-winning Australian author Helene Young draws the reader into an exciting tale of action, intrigue and romance. When Darcy Fletcher and Noah Moreton are called upon to rescue a man from his stricken yacht in wild seas, they are not prepared for the tsunami of danger that swamps Banksia Cove in his wake. The stranger's presence exposes long held secrets and lies, sparking betrayal and vio...
  • Jenny Schwartz
    1970-01-01
    I chose to read "Safe Harbour" as part of the Aussie Readers September Spring Romance Challenge. I met Helene at a Romance Writers of Australia conference last year and was wowed at how friendly such a clever woman was. Plus her writing is fantastic -- so I knew this would be a good read, one I could settle down and enjoy.I was right.A few years back I read a lot of American romantic suspense. There were serial killers -- lots of 'em -- and I pre...
  • Brenda
    1970-01-01
    As Darcy Fletcher and her dear friend Rosie were cleaning up after closing at Fish’R’Biting, washing dishes, laughing together, Darcy realized how much happier she was since she’d returned to Banksia Cove. Her time in Sydney; from her teenage years, when she’d gone terribly off the rails after Grant’s death, then her rescue by Noah and her subsequent training to be a chef and running Duo, the upmarket restaurant where she had been very ...
  • Jeanette
    1970-01-01
    I thoroughly enjoyed Helene Young's romantic suspense Safe Harbour set on the central Queensland coast. When local restaurateur Darcy Fletcher and Community Policeman Noah Moreton pull a mysterious yachtsman, Tyrone, from the stormy sea, they've no way of knowing that he'd bring both danger, romance and buried secrets with him. Darcy, Noah and Tyrone are all engaging and complex characters, though my favourie was big-hearted Rose, a local indigen...
  • Rachel Amphlett
    1970-01-01
    She's done it again.Helene Young's Safe Harbour is the latest from the Australian romantic suspense author.Young's novels have been consistent in their balance of heart-stopping tension and heart-wrenching emotions. Safe Harbour is no exception.From the storm-ravaged waters of the opening scene, through to the pursuit of Darcy and the mysterious man she's rescued from the sea near her home town, the conflict never wavers. There are some truly hea...
  • Felicity Young
    1970-01-01
    It's not from lack of inclination, more from lack of time that I have taken so long to read a Helene Young book, and if Safe Harbour is anything like the rest of them, I have a lot of catching up to do! This novel has it all: Romance, suspense and thrilling action sequences that are woven together effortlessly into a complex plot. I couldn't put it down - well done Helene!
  • Bree T
    1970-01-01
    Darcy Fletcher is back in the town she grew up in after a stint in Sydney where she learned to be a chef and even had her own restaurant. However she’s returned to Banksia Cove, near Bundaberg, for family reasons and is currently working hard to fulfill her dream again of opening her own place. She has chosen the old whaling station as her location and everything is moving along nicely. Darcy also volunteers with the marine rescue team and is c...
  • Mary
    1970-01-01
    Darcy and Noah are both returnees to tiny Banksia Cove outside Bundaberg on the Queensland coast. As volunteers, they are called out in to a storm to a sinking boat and risk their lives to rescue a mystery man. This has horrible echoes of the tragedy that resulted in the death of the third member of their teenage triumvirate, Grant. Grant's death lead to both of them leaving town and the breakdown of Darcy and Noah's friendship. They have each re...
  • Nola
    1970-01-01
    When hometown chef Darcy and community policeman Noah pull a stricken yachtsman out of the sea near Bankia Cove one stormy night, they couldn't know how past secrets were going to unravel around them. What was really behind the death of a friend 16 years ago and why did Darcy's father walk out on his home and family to seek a new beginning in Sydney? And as the pieces of the puzzle start to come together, will the revelations bring Darcy and Noah...
  • Jenn J McLeod
    1970-01-01
    A safe bet! That’s what I think every time I see a new Helene Young novel. I know the story is going to be something special and Safe Harbour is possibly the best to date, although I really did love both Half Moon Bay and her debut - Wings of Fear (aka Border Watch). Helene never takes the safe road when it comes to storylines, tackling topical issues such as natural disasters, border security, drug and politics, to name a few. Safe Harbour is ...
  • Cate Ellink
    1970-01-01
    I was with Darcy every step of her journey in this book. Along with her I wavered between the good guy, Noah, and the bad boy, Conor. I was completely invested in her turmoil, her horror and the unravelling of her life. I loved the characters in this book and the story tore along, keeping me turning pages until late into the night when I finished. It's an incredible read and an incredibly satisfying one. Helene Young is a master at romantic suspe...
  • Kylie Kaden
    1970-01-01
    Rich in detail, thick with emotion, it is easy to see why Helene Young is known as the master of Romantic Suspense in Australia. With loveable, authentic characters and exceptional descriptions of all things natural, this was an enjoyable read from start to finish.
  • Kathryn
    1970-01-01
    A story filled with mystery, action, crime. A small town story with some wonderful characters. Shocking and sad at times. Filled with Australian flavour. Especially loved the portrayal of Rosie. Looking forward to reading Northern Heat.
  • Joanne
    1970-01-01
    Another great read by Helene Young. She writes pacey, believable stories with engaging characters, set in the Australia she knows and loves. Looking forward to her next book, Northern Heat!
  • ALPHAreader
    1970-01-01
    ‘Safe Harbour’ is the new romantic suspense novel from Australian author, Helene Young.So, this is my first Helene Young read and I’ll be the first to admit that I picked the wrong book to start with. I know she’s a beloved Australian romance author (Romance Writers of Australia Romantic Book of the Year Award-winner in 2011 and 2012 and was shortlisted in 2013) and I know that some of her other books would have been a better place for me...
  • MarciaB - Book Muster Down Under
    1970-01-01
    Up and coming Chef, Darcy Fletcher, is back home in Banksia Cove. Recovering from the closure of her once successful Sydney restaurant as well as a broken relationship, she is also trying to offer support to her ailing mother whilst having to deal with an estranged father that she’s never forgiven for abandoning her and still get her new venture, Whale Song, up and running.A volunteer with their local marine rescue team, when she is called out ...
  • Lorelle Mac ~ WattleTree Lane
    1970-01-01
    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 whali...
  • Bec
    1970-01-01
    A gripping readA small town holds many secrets but what happens when a big storm blows them out in the open?Safe Harbour, full of up-to-the-minute issues such as drugs in sport, organised crime and police corruption, will keep you guessing til the end. This book is also a 'Romantic Suspense' novel and flowing alongside the gripping storyline is a love story, one of missed opportunities, childhood friendships and the fact that the 'adopted' famili...
  • Sharon
    1970-01-01
    Realised I hadn't added this book to my 2014 reads even though I read it much earlier in the year.I have to admit that this isn't the sort of book I would normally pick up and I hadn't heard of the author until now (sorry Helene!). Despite that I have to say that I am very pleasantly surprised by Safe Harbour and thoroughly enjoyed it. The main characters are believable and well written and even though it's obvious in the romance side of the book...
  • Paula Clark
    1970-01-01
    Drugs in Sport, Witness Protection, Russian Mafia, Police Corruption - this book has it all and leaves you wondering who the "good guys" really are! I totally loved Rosie's character, as well as Noah's and enjoyed the many twists and turns towards the ending which, as usual, kept you in suspense :)
  • Sarah Campbell
    1970-01-01
    WOW. I just loved this book. I'm a massive Nora Roberts fan and the quote on the cover hits the nail on the head. Her writing is fantastic and the character oh the characters! I just love this book. Read it!
  • K
    1970-01-01
    I enjoyed this but nothing memorable or particularly ground-breaking. The drug aspect didn't seem to flow with the story. W22.
  • Kathryn
    1970-01-01
    Helene Young is a romantic suspense author who is at the absolute top of her field. Seriously. Take a quick look around some of the most well-respected Australian book review blogs and you'll find an absolute slew of five star reviews, particularly for her 2013 release Half Moon Bay. Young has also won numerous awards from the Australian Romance Readers Association in recent years and (as of March 2014) has an average rating of 4.31 on goodreads....
  • Michelle
    1970-01-01
    I’ll be honest, I have a slight prejudice against the romance genre. By which I mean I’m really not that into it. So, it’s really lucky that I only skimmed the blurb for Safe Harbour jumping into it. Before this, I’d never even heard of the term ‘romantic suspense’, but that perfectly describes this emotionally charged, intriguing read.There is a lot going on in Safe Harbour, but old family secrets are at its heart. Darcy’s relation...
  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
    1970-01-01
    * 4.5 starsAustralia’s queen of romantic suspense fiction, Helene Young’s latest book, Safe Harbour, opens with a beginning chapter where a dramatic storm is taking place, along with a daring sea rescue and the arrival of a handsome stranger who has lost his memory. This sets the tone the tone for a thrilling read. Darcy Fletcher is Helene Young’s female protagonist in Safe Harbour. She has returned to her home town of Banksia Cove, after a...
  • Rowena Holloway
    1970-01-01
    Safe Harbour is an exhilarating ride from start to finish and demonstrates that in a game of high-stakes even the innocent may suffer. When Darcy rescues the occupant of a stricken yacht she has no idea his secrets could endanger them both and destroy everything she loves. Conflicted about her feelings for Noah, a long-term friend and local policeman, Darcy is drawn to Conor, the handsome, vulnerable and enigmatic yachtsman, but as the truth abou...
  • Sheree
    1970-01-01
    4.5 stars I fell in love with Helene Young's writing with Half Moon Bay so I was excited to get my hands on Safe Harbour ... yowsers, what an unputdownable stay-up-all-night-nail-biter. Safe Harbour is set in Banksia Cove, a small town on the Queensland coast not far from Bundaberg. I've spent some time in the Bundaberg/Bargara area and Helene pens not only the setting, but the characters, convincingly. It's a story of long-held secrets and dark ...
  • Griffinyarn
    1970-01-01
    To start, I realise that I'm in the minority. Based on the reviews, most people really enjoyed this book. So it's probably just me. But I'm going to give a review anyway.This book is marketed as a romantic suspense. It's not. Not really. Yes, there is a hero and a heroine, but their relationship is far outweighed by the complex tangle of plot threads that it just gets lost. There is some chemistry between the couple but by about the halfway point...
  • Helen
    1970-01-01
    I needed tissues with this one it is emotional suspenseful and very entertaining you learn so much about all the characters in this one at the start their thoughts and insight into them all and then everything is happening standover tactics blackmail and lots of secrets that have been kept for many years. Set in the small coastal town of Banksia Cove near Bunderberg in Queensland Noah is the local cop he has moved back to his home town after work...