The Man on the Street

The Man on the Street

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 03/09/2020
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Shortlisted for the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2021

Winner of the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2020

It started with a splash. Jimmy, a homeless veteran grappling with PTSD, did his best to pretend he hadn't heard it - the sound of something heavy falling into the Tyne at the height of an argument between two men on the riverbank. Not his fight.

Then he sees the headline: GIRL IN MISSING DAD PLEA. The girl, Carrie, reminds him of someone he lost, and this makes his mind up: it's time to stop hiding from his past. But telling Carrie, what he heard - or thought he heard - turns out to be just the beginning of the story.

The police don't believe him, but Carrie is adamant that something awful has happened to her dad and Jimmy agrees to help her, putting himself at risk from enemies old and new.

But Jimmy has one big advantage: when you've got nothing, you've got nothing to lose.

  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781787478374
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Weight: 301g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 30 mm

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The Man on the Street
Man on the Street
An enjoyable read with great characters and an original plot line. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
The Man on the Street
Excellent debut
I read this book through my Book Club. I am great fan of crime fiction and this didn’t disappoint. It is the story of Jimmy, a homeless veteran who suffer... READ MORE
Joan Moir
The Man on the Street
Excellent read
I really enjoyed it. Picked the book out of interest and am I glad I did! I loved the characters especially Jimmy and Carrie. It took me a while to pick... READ MORE
Frances Bond