“Her coat caught my eye, black with white polka dots, tightly belted. A gust of wind caught her scarf and it lifted and billowed out. The colours caught my attention and I stopped – breath catching in my throat.”
Modern and contemporary novel Subway 4 follows the lives of Jimmy Naylor and Valerie Wilding in winter, 2013, a time of severe recession. Living separately in a desolate area of south east London, where the only views outside their windows are train tracks and neglected housing estates, life is bleak.
Frustrated with his existence, Jimmy joins the NER, a far right group, and suddenly his life become very different. Far away from his usual routine, how will Jimmy cope with his new life? Meanwhile, Valerie, daughter of African-Caribbean parents, is happy with her new boyfriend and finds her career blossoming as an actor. However, when a murder shatters her life, Valerie loses her sense of purpose. Will a chance encounter with a mystery girl at a bus stop propel her on an increasingly dangerous pursuit of justice? Only time will tell...
Subway 4 is told from two alternating narrative voices and will appeal to those readers who enjoy an intriguing story, incorporating a thriller element.