‘A gripping drama’
‘Suspense right up until the end’
‘Amazing read real page turner’
‘Be prepared to sit and read in one go’
‘Couldn’t turn the pages fast enough’
Just who did murder Danny Holdsworth’s best friend Nigel Slater thirty years ago when they were both teenagers who’d grown up together in a small town in the Derbyshire peak district? Why would someone take the life of a young man who was about to go to University and embark on a career in law?
Now a highly esteemed television journalist Danny Holdsworth returns to his home town and is determined to finally find the answer to Nigel’s still unsolved murder. His investigations bring him back into contact with the girl he was once engaged to but who’s now unhappily married to Danny’s childhood nemesis. She’s keen to try and find what she and Danny once had but Danny instead embarks on an affair that is not only forbidden but highly dangerous and yet driven by a passion that is something he just can’t turn away from.
Meanwhile, the investigations into Nigel’s murder bring him close to identifying the killer but then a surprise visit from Danny’s estranged mother who now lives in the US leads him to discover a devastating truth about his own identity that has a shocking connection to Nigel’s murder. The end turns out to be only just the beginning of all the revelations that have been held like time bombs for over thirty years.
The personal cost to Danny of trying to find Nigel’s killer is something that will stay with him for the rest of his life.
AUTHOR’S NOTE – This has been retitled from ‘Gypsy’ and given a new cover. But the story has not changed one bit.
“A gripping drama”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Juliet B Madison
Successful BBC correspondent Danny Holdsworth has returned to his hometown of Matlock for an assignment, but Danny also has a hidden agenda – to find out once and for all who murdered his best friend, Nigel Slater, thirty years before.
Danny finds himself forced to confront old hurts and finds himself unravelling a series of relationships which were complicated enough in his youth. His new partner, Luke, also has blood ties to Danny’s old girlfriend and the school bully, Ben Reynolds, who is now being bullied himself by shady Russian business associates.
This book has it all – twisted morality, crime, heartache, happiness and one explosive revelation after another which keeps you turning the pages to find out what happens. Danny finds himself on an emotional rollercoaster during which he finds out things he would rather not have known.
David Menon has an ability to create meaningful characters and, through their relationships with each other, weave a story which the reader will find it hard to forget. His fluid prose breathes life into this fantastic story of youthful innocence shattered by devastating loss and dark secrets. I will definitely be looking for more books by David Menon in the future, but for now I can’t recommend this one highly enough.
About the Author
David is originally from Derby, England and has lived all over the UK but now he lives in Paris where his partner also lives. At the end of 2009 he left a thirty-year career in the airline industry to pursue his long held dream of becoming a writer of crime fiction and he’s now a full-time writer. When he can find the time he also teaches English to Russian students for a school in St. Petersburg. He takes an active interest in politics and international affairs, he loves travelling, and he’s into all the arts of books, films, TV, theatre and music, and he’s a seriously devoted fan of the American singer/songwriter Stevie Nicks who he calls ‘the voice of my interior world’.
He loves travelling, Indian food and is rather partial to a gin and tonic, heavy on the ‘g’, light on the ‘t’ followed by a glass or three of red wine. Well, it doesn’t make him a bad person.