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Title: Under the Bridge
Author: Jack Byrne
Published: 18th of February 2021
Format: Digital – 360 pages
Hello Hello! How are you?
Today I am bringing you my spotlight for Under The Bridge by Jack Byrne, on #BlogTour organised by Dave and the team over at @The_WriteReads. I really liked the sound of this book when Dave told us about it, and I will be reading it as soon as my life settles down a bit.
Thank you, as always, to Dave for letting me be part of this tour, it is always an honour. I also want to add that the blog tour banner that Noly made is absolutely amazing, she is so talented!!
Now, without further ado, here is my spotlight!
2004 – The discovery of a skeleton in the Liverpool docklands unearths long buried secrets. Reporter, Anne McCarthy, is keen to prove herself and dives into the case with abandon where she finds Michael, an old Irish caretaker who knows far more than he’s letting on and may have a connection to the body.
Meanwhile, Vinny Doyle, is starting a postgrad degree, researching Liverpool’s immigrant history and a burgeoning Scouse identity. But Vinny has been neglecting his own family history and stranger Michael might know about his father’s disappearance in the 70s.
1955 – Escaping violence in Ireland and fresh off the boat, Michael falls in with Wicklow boys Jack Power and Paddy Doyle, who smuggle contraband through the docks putting them at odds with unions while they rally the dock workers against the rackets and the strikebreakers. A story of corruption, secret police, and sectarianism slowly unravels. But will the truth out?
As the conflict heightens, Michael questions the life sprawling out ahead of him. In the present, Anne races to solve the mystery, but is she prepared for what she’ll find?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR – JACK BYRNE
I was born and raised in Speke Liverpool, (Paul McCartney lived in the street behind us for a while) although my parents first lived ‘Under The Bridge’ in Garston, and all my family goes back to Wicklow in Ireland.
The Liverpool Mystery Series will be four novels. Under The Bridge is the first. I am writing Fire Next time now, and The Wicklow Boys will follow next year. You can find The One Road prequel a collection of short stories on Amazon.
That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed reading this post, see you soon, stay safe,