“A real page turner and perhaps surprisingly for a thriller, quite a moving read.“
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
D.S. Lee Jamieson moves from London back to Newcastle, and specifically Valley Park, his place of birth. He has a new job trying to turn around the Valley Park Estate, from the crime-ridden, drug-infested, violent place it has become into somewhere people will want to live. Unfortunately there is no relationship between the residents and the police and the worst crime to commit, is not being a drug-dealer or a murderer, but being a grass: lee has his work cut out.
He also wants to find the teenage daughter that he has never met and hopefully forge some kind of a relationship with her.
Early on in the story Lee meets Nicola Kelly, the wife of local hard-man, Micky Kelly, and the two are attracted to each other. The problem is if Micky finds out they’ll both be dead.