Doug Johnstone - Hit & Run (2nd Hand Paperback)
Driving home from a party with his girlfriend and brother, all of them drunk and high on stolen pills, Billy Blackmore accidentally hits someone in the night.
In a panic, they all decide to drive off.
But the next day Billy wakes to find he has to cover the story for the local paper. It turns out the dead man was Edinburgh's biggest crime lord and as Billy struggles with what he's done, he is sucked into a nightmare of guilt, retribution and violence.
From the author of the acclaimed Smokeheads, Hit & Run is another pitch-black psychological thriller.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Fiction - Crime & Mystery
- Published : 2012 (Faber & Faber)
- ISBN : 9780571270477
- SKU : B002813
- PPC : LL300gm
- RRP : £7.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"A rather clever shot of noir in the form of Hit & Run served as my introduction to the writing of Doug Johnstone and the premise made for an irresistible opportunity; the chance to witness the worst case scenario as a life spirals out of control, all from the safety of the readers seat!" - Goodreads Review.
"A great slice of Noir" - Ian Rankin.
"Johnstone has written an elegant explosion of that ‘what if’ moment which starts when someone gets behind the wheel drunk. It’s something that happens all the time, and that’s genuinely scary. If that all sounds a bit po-faced I can assure you the book isn’t. Yes, it’s dark and brutal as you would expect from Johnstone, stuffed with drugs, violence and some rather disturbing sex, but it’s also very funny. Johnstone has a great ear for banter, and the relationship between Billy and his mentor Rose is really quite touching.
I absolutely tore through Hit and Run. Johnston knows how create pace and thrust in a book, his prose is crisp, his characterisation pin-sharp and even when he’s handling a classic noir plotline like this his journalistic sensibilities keep everything credible. Scottish crime fiction is a tough playground right now but with Hit and Run Doug Johnstone proves he can hold his own with the best of them." - Crime Fiction Lover Website.
Doug Johnstone is a Scottish crime writer based in Edinburgh. His ninth novel Fault Lines was published by Orenda Books in May 2018. His 2015 book The Jump was shortlisted for the McIlvanney Prize for Best Scottish Crime Novel. He is also a freelance journalist, a songwriter and musician. He lives in Edinburgh.
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