Blurb; Arnold Eastwood is thrilled when social services allocate him a flat all of his own. Independence hasn’t come easily to a young man with Downs Syndrome but now he has the chance to live free from his mum’s nagging, find a girlfriend, watch endless movies and make new friends.
Meanwhile a London drug gang is setting up a supply line in Arnold’s town. They’re looking for someone to deliver drugs for them and somewhere to set up a base of operations.
Soon Arnold and his flat are in the drug gang’s sights. Drawn into the dark underworld of crack cocaine and modern slavery, Arnold soon discovers that friends can in fact be deadly enemies.
The question is: can he break free?
My Review; The story follows Arnold whose about to get his own taste of freedom and his own place. Whats not to love about that? However, Arnold has Down Syndrome. The story also follows another young troubled lad chip…
I must say I really loved Arnold! I felt for him. He doesn’t see the bad in people and soon realises he is in with the wrong crowd. That broke my heart. He was better and safer staying at home. I just hope this doesn’t actually happen in the real world but I guess it does.
It’s tense, edgy, chilling and full of suspense. I kept reading purely for Arnold! A real page turner. He seemed like such a real life character to me. Theres always something going on within the story to get your heart racing. Brilliantly written. Fast paced. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars and a brilliant read to get me through my chest infection!