‘Nick Wastnage’s books stand apart from other thrillers. Each a blend of powerful, page-turning narrative where the human drama could be taken straight from the 21st century.’ John Stand, creative writing tutor.
Nearly a year after Monroe Lidlington hauled his wife’s dead body from the sea, he’s arrested and charged with her murder. His new wife, Stevie – twenty years younger than him – and his son, Greg, reluctantly come to the view that he’s guilty until Greg unearths a massive cover-up by his mother’s ex-employees that points to Monroe being set-up. While Monroe’s guilt seems in doubt, tragedy strikes.
Monroe Lidlington appears distraught and shocked when he and two friends discover his wife’s body in their fishing net. Messages of sympathy pour in. Months later, after he’d married his young girlfriend, people begin to question his innocence. When his new wife and his son share their belief that he murdered his last wife, his world starts to fall apart.
An emotionally charged thriller where a man has to cope with the discovery of his wife’s body, his son’s belief that his father killed his mother, and the gradual realisation by his second wife that she is sleeping with a murderer.
‘A gripping, page-turning story, with an ending so poignant that some readers will reach for the tissues.’
Nick Wastnage has written seven crime thrillers and several short stories. He’s worked in a seaside arcade, as a record salesman, a decorator, a merchant-banker, a marine and a retailer. He was once shot by terrorists, winched from the jungle into a helicopter, and flown to hospital. He lives with his wife in Bucks, England.