Narrator and point of view

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.”

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.” 

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 be in his mind bound her to him.” ...

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