A nostalgic read that took me back to growing up in the seventies; this book weaves an intricate web of disparate lives coming together. The characters are believable and distinct, which makes you eager to learn more about them. But it turns out that being part of a network can be hazardous, and that you need luck on your side to survive.
A body is washed up on a riverbank on the falling tide, its hands hacked off. Enter the murky world of survival and greed that flourishes Below The Strandline.
Plunge into this very British crime novel, brimming with murder, intrigue and characters to love or to loathe. Haunted by a dark past, misfit Jerry runs away to the city. There he meets Scarlet, a kindred spirit who becomes his partner in crime. Meanwhile, a powerful secret society led by former spymaster, Sir Peter, closes ranks against a disloyal member.
When a woman is found fighting for her life after a suspicious fall, detective Jack Drummond’s investigation uncovers a brutal gang controlled by a mysterious paymaster. Will they stop him before it’s too late? The plots intertwine as Jerry seeks to confront his nemesis in an action-packed finale.
About the Author
TIM PARR grew up in West Sussex. He spent his early career in London and now lives and works in land-locked Oxfordshire. He has three grown-up sons and two senior cats. In his parallel universe he lives by the sea on a west facing bay, fixing up an old sailing boat while his imaginary spaniel snoozes by his side. Below The Strandline is his debut novel.