One of the most brutally honest writers I’ve read. The story centres around a troubled teenage lad and the little girl he befriends—but this is no regular child. This book is a stunning portrayal of inner-city life in the ’70s.
The author is a true Scot, but not the gentle highland kilted kind that owns a whiskey distillery. He’s a gritty Glaswegian, and his writing reflects the place and the people he loves.
Lily Poole is fantastic. He writes hard, but with such an undiluted, honest tenderness that you know every detail about his characters—especially the things he doesn’t write. In this book, I most connected with the author’s understanding of people. The detail, the dialect, the sheer gritty truth—One of my favourite books.
Katherine Black / Susan (Sooz) Simpson
Founder of Best Book Editors
Katherine has held almost every single job imaginable, from painting gnomes to zookeeper. She spent most of her life in the caring profession and has managed both a nursing home and a care agency. But her passion for the written language always brings her home to novel writing.
Born in Tyne-and-Wear, North-East England, she has settled in the beautiful Lake District, Cumbria, with her partner, two dogs, a cat, an iguana and a python (just don’t ask her which of those six things is her favourite!).
She specialises in content creation and social media outreach, and has been a developmental editor for hundreds of clients. She owns and operates bestbookeditors.com where she helps foundling authors polish their skills. However, after being diagnosed with a dramatic brain condition in 2022, she has had to let 23 staff go, and scale back the business. BBE is still very much open, we are just fewer and can’t take as much work on.
Katherine Black is the author of psychological thriller/detective/fantasy adventure novels.