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No Place Like Home by Kerry Wilkinson

No Place Like Home

by Kerry Wilkinson

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No Place Like Home – Another Wilkinson Masterpiece

No Place Like Home is the latest standalone thriller from Manchester based thriller writer Kerry Wilkinson, and once again he has written a masterpiece of Manc Noir. Once again Kerry Wilkinson’s prose is crisp and clear, and like a sniper his words hit the target every time, with clear understanding the reader is left in no doubt what is meant.

Craig Macklin is returning home from London after thirteen years away, where he had married got a good job, until all that collapsed. His first stop on the way home is his old, and best friend Mark Griffin and a pint in town, when he receives a call to tell him ‘debt collectors’ have paid a visit to his mother and father.

What he does not realise that by being home he is going to be drawn in to a life that he thought he had left behind as a teenager, when the choice was get out of Salford and Manchester if he wanted to avoid a life that would mean a stint in Strangeways. Will it be Mark and Kimberley his old friends from school that will be able to help get away with standing up to those who are making him take part in criminal acts once again.

With a mysterious Chinese thug, Haken, who is not afraid to use violence and murder to cover his tracks, this is the man that now holds sway over Craig’s life. Will Craig be able to get away from this powerful Chinese criminal, will he be able to keep his parents safe at the same time and rekindle his relationship with Kimberley, like he has so many times in his dreams over the years.

With more twists and turns than your average game of twister, the reader is left to work out who the good guys are, and who are the bad guys, and will be able to survive. This thriller draws on the darker side of Manchester and Salford life, especially around Christmas when there are plenty of people around the City Centre, will Craig be able to blend back in.

A wonderful masterpiece from Kerry Wilkinson who has taken his adopted home city to heart and uses it a backdrop that helps to achieve some of the darkness required for a crime thriller. Kerry Wilkinson is a brilliant crime writer who is getting better with every book he writes. ( )
  atticusfinch1048 | Dec 11, 2016 |
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Craig Macklin was a teenager when his headteacher told him he was heading to either prison or the grave. Instead, Craig left the north of England, saying goodbye to his friends and family to start a new life. Thirteen years on, redundant and separated from his wife, he returns for the first time. It's Christmas: markets in full swing, lights twinkling, shoppers shopping, revellers revelling. Manchester has seen a revolution. The buildings soar higher, the shopping centres sprawl wider. New industries have replaced old and yet, away from the glitter, the tinsel, the hot spiced cider and the enormous inflatable Santa, some things will never change. Amid the season, there are secrets from which he cannot escape and, when debt-collectors attack his parents' house, Craig realizes the teenage hell-raiser he left behind might not be so buried after all.… (more)

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