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One Way Street

Trevor Wood

8 Reviews

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Crime & mystery

The second gritty Newcastle-set thriller in this unforgettable series about a homeless veteran turned local sleuth and vigilante. Follow up to the highly acclaimed The Man on the Street - 'Fresh, original, authentic and gritty' (LEE CHILD)

The second gritty Newcastle-set thriller in this unforgettable series about a homeless veteran turned local sleuth and vigilante. Follow up to the highly acclaimed The Man on the Street.
'FRESH, ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC AND GRITTY' - LEE CHILD

'CHARACTERS ARE EXCELLENT. RIVETING ... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - PATRICIA GIBNEY

'A TRIUMPHANT SEQUEL ... THE TENSION BUILDS TOWARDS ITS GRIPPING CONCLUSION' - HARRIET TYCE A series of bizarre drug-related deaths among runaway teenagers has set the North East's homeless community on edge.

The word on the street is that a rogue batch of Spice - the zombie drug sweeping the inner cities - is to blame, but when one of Jimmy's few close friends is caught up in the carnage, loyalty compels him to find out what's really going on.

One Way Street sees the welcome return of Jimmy Mullen, the homeless, PTSD-suffering, veteran as he attempts to rebuild his life following the events in The Man on the Street.

As his probation officer constantly reminds him: all he needs to do is keep out of trouble. Sadly for him, trouble seems to have a habit of tracking Jimmy down.

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Praise for One Way Street

  • An impressive debut, offering unsentimental insights into the everyday lives of people who end up on the streets - Sunday Times

  • The characters are great and the descriptions of life on the streets are heartbreakingly convincing - Literary Review

  • Solid plotting, strong characterisation and a likable and sympathetic protagonist add up to an assured debut - The Guardian

  • Wood has done his research to create a credible and compassionate tale of society's most marginalised. Crime fans will welcome the arrival of Sherlock Homeless - Sunday Times Crime Club (Star Pick)

  • The world that Trevor Wood created in The Man on the Street was already rich and vibrant, but it comes even more alive in One Way Street, a triumphant sequel in which we learn more about Jimmy's great friend, Deano. Brimming over with soul and compassion, the tension builds towards its gripping conclusion. Can't recommend it more highly - Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange

  • Another gritty yet compassionate crime novel set in the underbelly of Newcastle. Fab! - Philippa East, author of Little White Lies

  • An assured, gripping novel with a fresh take on the genre. I loved every minute of this book - Susan Allott, author of The Silence

  • A unique protagonist ... a smart, thought-provoking crime read with bags of heart and humanity - Mari Hannah, author of the DCI Kate Daniels series

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Trevor Wood

Trevor Wood has lived in Newcastle for twenty-five years and considers himself an adopted Geordie. He's a successful playwright who has also worked as a journalist and spin-doctor for the City Council. Prior to that he served in the Royal Navy for sixteen years. Trevor holds an MA in Creative Writing (Crime Fiction) from UEA. The Man on the Street, his first novel, was published to widespread critical acclaim and won the 2020 CWA New Blood Dagger. One Way Street is his second novel.

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