This was a very enjoyable read, I really liked it a lot.
Charlie was 16 when he left the village of Beck le Street, eventually becoming a successful and well-known photographer of celebrities. He lost contact with his family, but when his father calls 16 years later to announce his mother is dead, Charlie reluctantly returns to Beck le Street, a claustrophobic town that is practically run as an anarchic entity by the villagers. The punishments that are meted out are practically medieval in their cruelty. When Charlie realizes his mother was murdered and the police arrest his father, he's determined to find the truth and find the killer. Unfortunately, the residents consider him an interloper and want him out. With more murders on the horizon the stakes are high and Charlie finds himself in the crosshairs of several people, especially the husband of his ex-girlfriend who detests him and becomes more and more dangerous.
This is a great read, a good story with a likeable protagonist. I found it hard to put down, wanting to know what would and could happen next. The ending was not a total surprise to me, but it was a nailbiter and had a final happy ending. Highly recommended!
Beck le street by Tony McHale.
This was a really enjoyable read. I liked Charlie's character. I was shocked with what happened to Charlie's girlfriend. I had my theory on who the killer was but I was wrong. The ending was perfect. 5*.
by Sue Wallace
Over the last twenty-five years Tony McHale has become renowned for his work as a writer and director on television, with literally hundreds of hours of screen credits to his name.
His writing credits include: Murphyâ€™s Law, Waking The Dead, Dalziel And Pascoe, Silent Witness, Beech Is Back, Second Sight, Headless, Dangerfield, Eastenders, Casualty, Perfect Scoundrels, Lifeboat, Boon, Saracens, All Change, The Bill, Eldorado, his international award-winning five hour television thriller Resort To Murder and his ten part thriller/horror for C5 Headless.
He also co-created Holby City and was for a time Executive Producer.
Beck le Street is his first novel.