Two brothers are forced to tear across the UK in search of their father after a shocking death. Both heart-warming and heart-wrenching, the tale is told by the youngest brother, Joel, who is shy, hopelessly optimistic, and has been blind since birth.
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Winner of UK Authors Opening Pages 2010, Chris Barraclough’s debut novel is a thrilling journey for two brothers, staggered by a shocking family tragedy. Published by UKA Press, buy it now from Amazon!
Gathering high praise from authors and critics alike, this humorous and suspenseful story, covering the brothers’ search for their estranged father through the seedy backstreets of London, is told by young narrator Joel - who has been blind since birth.
A fresh and well-voiced story with a real depth of character. The story really does yomp along but is intriguing and articulate from page one. Joel's blindness is originally described and the whole story is awash with sensory descriptions that bring his world to life - Holly Howitt, author of The Schoolboy (Cinammon Press)
A classic thriller as two youngsters race from crooks, kidnappers and the police…in search of their long-lost father. A wonderful, gripping story, from the first words to the last. Marvellous! - UK Crime Writers
Chris Barraclough is an award-winning author and journalist, currently living in London. Recently he was short-listed in Contact Publishing’s Page Turner Prize, and long-listed for the Dylan Thomas Reader Award.
A fast-paced, riveting, ironic, highly satisfying and original story, written in a clear direct style and the voice of an instantly engaging character, in a vivid, threatening setting - UKAuthors judges’ comments
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