Connelley is famous for the dramatic Harry Bosch series, several of which I have read. When I found out that Connelly had written a ghost story, I got curious.
The Safe Man is about a locksmith named Brian who is called to a famous writer's home on the coast. The writer, Mr. Robinette, has discovered a floor safe in his library. The problem is that he doesn't know the combination.
As it turns out, Mr. Robinette is less interested in the possible contents of the safe then he is having the thing removed from the property.
And so Brian, good at what he does, manages to open it and discovers that it is in fact, empty. Or is it?
I can't say more without ruining it but if you enjoy a good ghost story that will make you wake up in the middle of the night and double check the locks on the doors of your home at 3 AM, then this is a story you should read!
As a bonus, there is of course the first few chapters of the newest Bosch novel,The Black Box, which is due out next month