Tom has always known exactly the person he is going to be. A successful footballer. A man others look up to. Now, though, the bright future he imagined for himself is threatened. The Premier League academy of his boyhood has let him go. At nineteen, Tom finds himself playing for a tiny club in a town he has never heard of.
'Intelligent and creepy. One of this year's best psychological thrillers' Paula Daly on THE LIFE I LEFT BEHIND. For any reader of Paula Hawkins, THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN or Alex Marwood's THE DARKEST SECRET
London Society takes their problems to Sherlock Holmes. Everyone else goes to Arrowood.The Afghan War is over, a deal with the Irish appears to have brought an end to sectarian violence, but Britain's position in the world is uncertain and the gap between rich and poor is widening. London is a place where the wealthy party while the underclass are tempted into lives of crime, drugs and prostitution.
One of them has a gun to his head. Who will pull the trigger? When king of the underworld Vinny Butler goes into business with respected villain Eddie Mitchell, it's a match made in East End legend. Friends and family are treated like gold, enemies like rats – it's the life.