I connected with this book straight away.
Irish country boy, seeking his fortune and a better life, becomes embroiled with hard nosed criminals who use him to their own advantage. Malachy Flynn gets himself into a sticky situation when it all goes wrong and finds himself on the run.
A second plot co-existing alongside this adventure, draws us into a complex love triangle set in Northumberland. Both plot lines collide, and Mal finds himself in the centre of this vortex, proving perhaps that adultery can be just as dangerous as a life of crime.
It is a story of contrasts; from the harsh conflicts of terrorism to the horse-racing community of Ireland and the gentle farming ways of Northumberland.
The story of Malachy Flynn combines a suspenseful and engaging plot, carrying themes of both drama and romance, and spanning across both town and country settings, to paint a vivid background of ever changing scenery; all of which, combined with a diverse cast of characters, lends the text a big screen, filmic quality.
A thoroughly enjoyable book; a great story with an exciting climax, and a totally unexpected revelation at the end.