I will soon be reading and reviewing Hummer Boy B by Ruth Dugdall – this is the third novel by this author that I will have read – I am a keen follower of her work, she writes powerful, insightful crime fiction narratives informed by her work as a probation officer in prisons for serious offenders. This is guaranteed to be a thought provoking read. I cant wait to start it. The book is due for release in April 2015 by Legend Press – pre order now.
A child is killed after falling from the Humber Bridge. Despite fleeing the scene, two young brothers are found guilty and sent to prison. Upon their release they are granted one privilege only, their anonymity. Probation officer Cate Austin is responsible for Humber Boy B’s reintegration into society. But the general public’s anger is steadily growing, and those around her are wondering if the secret of his identity is one he actually deserves to keep. Cate’s loyalty is challenged when she begins to discover the truth of the crime. She must ask herself if a child is capable of premeditated murder. Or is there a greater evil at play?