The Man on the Street


by Wood, Trevor | Northumberland
Published 03/09/2020 by Quercus Publishing in the United Kingdom as part of the Jimmy Mullen Newcastle Crime Thriller series
Paperback | 432 pages

ISBN: 9781787478374 Category:


‘Fresh, original, authentic and gritty – should be an instant classic’ LEE CHILD NO ONE SEES HIM. BUT HE SEES EVERYTHING. 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.

Praise for The Man on the Street’Intricate, expertly paced with a shocking conclusion’ M. W. CRAVEN’A unique protagonist and a cracking plotline’ MARI HANNAH’Engaging and complex . . . deeply satisfying’ HARRIET TYCE’A brilliant read and I love Jimmy’ PATRICIA GIBNEY ‘An unsparing examination of life on the streets’ VAL MCDERMIDWINNER OF THE CWA JOHN CREASEY DAGGER AND OF THE SPECSAVERS DEBUT CRIME NOVEL AWARD. A THEAKSTON’S NEW BLOOD AUTHOR FOR 2020 AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE THEAKSTON’S OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD.

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Weight 0.306 kg