The Silent Brother: A Literary Thriller (Paperback)Simon Van Der Velde (author)
As heartwrenching as it is page-turning, van der Velde's haunting thriller follows the descent of a man blamed by his dysfunctional parents for his younger brother's disappearance and the unexpected turn his life takes.
When his beloved little brother is stolen away, five-year-old Tommy Farrier is left alone with his alcoholic mam, his violent step-dad and his guilt. Too young to understand what has really happened, Tommy is sure of only one thing. He is to blame.
Tommy tries to be good, to live-up to his brother’s increasingly hazy memory, but trapped in a world of shame and degradation he grows up with just two options; poverty or crime. And crime pays. Or so he thinks.
A teenage drug dealer for the vicious Burns gang, Tommy’s life is headed for disaster, until, in the place he least expects, Tommy sees a familiar face… and then things get a whole lot worse.
Publisher: Northodox Press
Number of pages: 368
Dimensions: 203 x 127 mm
'Harrowing but wonderful' - Jane Jesmond
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