Gripping Coming-of-Age Murder Mystery
The year is 1965. Flower Power has arrived, Sonny and Cher's I Got You Babe is number one on the charts, the first US combat troops have arrived in Vietnam, and American and Soviet astronauts are orbiting the Earth.
Seventeen-year-old Stephen McBride is struggling to find his place in this colorful world. A prisoner of his own bleak surroundings, he wonders whether there really is a God and thinks some people are born evil.
People like Archie Stewart.
Stephen sees an opportunity to make this day more enjoyable and grasps it. His seemingly innocent decision triggers a series of events that push Stephen down a road of deceit and criminality. Soon, the safety of his family and friends is put at risk. There's only one way out. Stephen must find the courage to stand up for what he knows is right. But one night things go terribly wrong and there's no time to do what's right.
Small Fish Big Fish is an enthralling coming of age story that echoes the struggles, uncertainty, and hopes of youth not only of yesterday, but also of today, and tomorrow. The tension, suspense, and twists and turns in this gripping psychological thriller will keep you guessing until the last page. If you enjoy true-life settings filled with compelling characters, suspenseful mystery and a touch of young romance, then you'll love PJ McDermott's twist on the traditional coming of age story.
Fans of Angel's Ashes, Jasper Jones, and Jimmy Barnes' Working Class Boy will love it.
What Readers Say:
“Every young person wants to know they're not alone. We are all Stephen at some stage in our lives, lost, confused, trying to fit in, struggling to come to grips with our lives and who we are. This book does this flawlessly.”
“This really is a wonderful story that all young people can relate to. It takes an age-old battle and puts it splendidly into words that many will appreciate. I could not believe the climax.”
“Your book reminds me of Frank McCourt's biography of his life growing up in Ireland.”
“The portrayal of the bully and the victim of bullying is brilliant.”
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