A Gripping Psychological Thriller
The year is 1965. The greatest rock and roll song of all time, the Rolling Stones' (I can’t get no) Satisfaction, has topped the charts around the world; thousands of students are marching in protest against the Vietnam war, and a Soviet cosmonaut is the first man to walk in space.
For many it’s an exciting time to be young, but seventeen-year-old Stephen McBride is struggling to find his place. He leads a quiet, ordinary life, pestered by surging hormones, protective parents, and imminent college exams.
All this changes when he 'finds' some money on the floor of the grocers and chooses to keep it. This seemingly innocent decision triggers a series of events that traps Stephen in a downward spiral of deception and criminality and threatens the safety of those dearest to him. Stephen must figure a way out of the mess he finds himself in. Courage will be required. Then one night, things get out of hand and there’s no time left for thinking.
A gripping psychological thriller, Small Fish Big Fish is at heart a moving story of family, first love, and life in a small town in Scotland during nineteen sixty-five. 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.
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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