Blackly humorous first novel in Magnus Mills mode. Even in Dudley, ritual murder is frowned upon.
Sam Haynes is 30, but he’s lived a lot of life. Though you wouldn’t think so to look at him now. He works for the local council leading a team which doesn’t want to be led. And he only has one close friend – Jack, a man obsessed with body piercing. They drink the evenings by, discuss failed relationships, watch the puddles fill in the gutters outside. The usual existence in dynamic Dudley, West Midlands.
He and Jack have a shared history. Problem is, they don’t quite agree on what it is. One night, after a particularly drunken party, Jack tells Sam that ten years ago they murdered five people in some bizarre teenage ritual attempt to turn back time. Naturally Sam doesn’t believe him. He doesn’t remember any of this. How could he, if it never happened? He couldn’t even squash an ant without deep feelings of guilt, let alone cold-bloodedly kill someone. Let alone cold-bloodedly kill five!
He knows this as well as he knows the numbers of fingers on his own hands. Until the bones turn up at the bottom of the garden…
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Jack claimed that he could 'see the wires', and that he and Sam murdered five people when they were younger. But surely Jack was lying. Wasn't he?
Sam never thought that much went on in Dudley, spiritual home of the tea towel, but he was wrong. For beneath Dudley's grey exterior there lurked a Brummie heart of darkness all its own. Soon he would find himself drawn out of a cozy life digging trenches on a building site and drinking in establishments that were a homage to health-risk and into a half-world of family secrets, occult messages and ritual sacrifice.
Seeing wires is an unsettling, blackly funny tale of life and death in the slow lane, which launches a truly original new talent onto an unsuspecting public.About the Author:
All his life, Patrick Thompson has been inspired by the rolling landscape of tarmac, low-rise concrete slabs and bread queues that is Dudley. He has written for as long as he can remember. Seeing the Wires is his first published novel.
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