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The award-winning, gripping novel of high drama and desire by Australia' master of romantic suspense.

Winner of the 2014 Australian Romance Readers Award for favourite romantic suspense.

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 Banskia Cove secrets, can't tell Darcy the real reason this man has washed up on their shores. If she understood the links between him and her own dysfunctional family, he'd lose her love for good.

As they take refuge in an old whaling station, only one thing is certain – by morning, no one will be the same again. Lies will surface. Hearts will break, and not all will find safe harbour.

The award-winning, gripping novel of high drama and desire by Australia's master of romantic suspense.

'I LOVE Helene's books. I've always been mystery/crime reader and Helene's books have it all, so if you're chasing a book for an Easter read, I can highly recommend Safe Harbour.' Author Fleur Macdonald
Praise for Helene Young

'A brilliant novel from an Australian author right at the top of her game.' GoodReads

'A very accomplished writer, building her romance with verve and skill.' Sisters in Crime

'A fantastic page-turner.' Book'd Out


Helene Young has done it again! This amazing writer of romantic suspense never ceases to thrill with her stories that capture the imagination and enthral her readers. The gripping nature of this novel had me unable to put it down, with the emotion running high enough to have me in tears toward the end. Aussie author Helene Young is the queen of her genre ... I have no hesitation in highly recommending this novel to all lovers of suspense and mystery with a touch of romance on the side.

Good Reads

Safe Harbour is a first-rate, absorbing romantic suspense novel, balancing a dramatic story with strong characters and an engaging romance. I expect that Helene will adding another ARRA trophy to her case in 2015 – I know I will be voting for Safe Harbour to win.

Book'd Out

I have been a huge fan of Australian romantic suspense author Helene Young since I read her first novel Wings Of Fear. I don't think there's a better romantic suspense writer out there at the moment. All of her stories are perfectly crafted, well written and her settings and characters suck me in ... Another truly stellar novel from the go-to author for Australian romantic suspense.

I Girl 2 Many Books

A fast-paced drama in which the action barely lets up from start to finish. It's her fifth book and Helene Young is showing no sign of slipping from the top of the genre – rather, she just keeps getting better.

Write Note Reviews

Safe Harbour isn't called a romantic suspense novel for nothing. The simmering relationship between Darcy and childhood friend Noah is a page-turner in itself.

Burnie Advocate

I LOVE Helene's books. I've always been a mystery/crime reader and Helene's books have it all, so if you're chasing a book for an Easter read, I can highly recommend Safe Harbour.

Fleur McDonald

Safe Harbour by Helene Young was a beautiful story that had it all. Mystery, suspense, attraction, action, friendship, secrets, togetherness and love. You were drawn into the story right from the start ... One action-packed, thrilling read. Five stars.

Talking Books

Helene Young has done it again and, like a fine wine, she just gets better and better ... Helene has a rare talent for writing ... and gives her stories a fresh and distinctly Australian feel.

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Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback


    March 26, 2014

    Michael Joseph

    368 pages

    RRP $29.99

    Online retailers

    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Dymocks
    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    • The Nile

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook


    March 26, 2014

    Penguin eBooks

    368 pages

    Online retailers

    • Amazon Kindle AU
    • iBooks
    • Google Play EBook AU
    • Kobo Ebook
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks

Awards and Recognition

  • Australian Romance Readers Awards
    Favourite Romantic Suspense

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