The short story “Safe Enough” by Lee Child falls into the genre of crime fiction. Crime fictions quite often present a mystery. In “Safe Enough, initially, no one knows what happened to Mr. Lovell. The story also includes a crime as Lovell was killed by Wolfe, whose identity as the killer is revealed only at the end.
At the same time, Lee Child leaves readers clues that Wolfe was behind the murder through symbols and foreshadowing elements.
Works with the same theme
A short story that also explores the theme of crime is “The Good Samaritan” by Charles Ardai. Compared to “Safe Enough”, Ardai’s story is a more classical take on crime fiction, involving a detective investigating a crime. However, both stories share element...