I don't think I've ever posted one of my own reviews - but J Wilkin just so "got" what I was trying to achieve...
This novel, with its frightening plot of teenage
sexual and drug abuse is taken to the limits. I admit, I was out of my
comfort zone entirely; not my usual genre. And yet...I was drawn right
down into the dark underbelly of the seedy side of the city. We know
it's all there; the drugs and the rent boys, but what makes this book
exceptional is the way the author has taken the victim - a nice middle
class lad who could be anyone's son, brother, boyfriend - and thrust him
into the worst case scenario one could imagine. My heart was thoroughly
The author's personal criminal knowledge shines through, the
characters are skillfully drawn and it is well paced, leading to a most
dramatic finale. It is explicit, but it is real and very chilling.