The story “Safe Enough” by Lee Child is narrated in the third-person. While the narrator is outside the plot, he adopts the point of view of the main character, Wolfe.
As a result, the narrator has extensive knowledge of Wolfe’s background: “He was oblivious to the chlorine taste of city water, and to him, the roar of traffic was the same thing as absolute tranquil silence.” (p. 47, ll. 6-8)
Furthermore, he also gives readers access to Wolfe’s thoughts: “Wolfe was shaken. She had reached in and touched a nerve. Touched his core: No woman should speak to a man like that.” (p. 55, ll. 40-42)
However, the narrator seems to also have knowledge about some of Mary’s thoughts, especially in relation to Wolfe: “The tiny seed of doubt that she knew had to...