The Man on the Street

by Trevor Wood | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 1787478378 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winggreenbadgerwing of St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on 7/3/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by winggreenbadgerwing from St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Friday, July 03, 2020
Set in Newcastle, the accents and expressions are spot on and each chapter starts with the location - definitely catching the spirit of the city. Falklands veteran Jimmy has enough problems in his own life, what with being homeless and estranged from his wife and daughter, and his mantra is 'not my fight' as he tries to avoid bringing further trouble on himself. But when he witnesses a murder somehow he can't just let things slide, and when the police won't listen to his statement he finds himself helping the daughter of the missing man investigate. Meanwhile Jimmy's own past is coming back to haunt him. This is a great thriller, I couldn't put it down. Jimmy and his friends (not to mention Dog) really come to life, there's a fast moving plot and plenty to think about.

Journal Entry 2 by winggreenbadgerwing at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Saturday, July 04, 2020
Trevor Wood is one of the authors who will speak at the Newcastle Unconvention. Get your ticket here: https://bc-unconuk2020.weebly.com/tickets--sales.html

This book will travel as a ray:

Poodlesister
earthcaroleanne
Plum-crazy
rahar109
Icila
penelopewanders
Diane-Fraser

Journal Entry 3 by winggreenbadgerwing at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Saturday, July 11, 2020

Released 7 mos ago (7/11/2020 UTC) at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom

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Sent to Poodlesister who is first in the ray.

Journal Entry 4 by wingPoodlesisterwing at Walthamstow, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Thanks for the bookray book which arrived with a wishlist book and a Women in Science postcard featuring Katherine Johnson who I admire very much (read all about her in Hidden Figures).

Journal Entry 5 by wingPoodlesisterwing at Walthamstow, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, July 23, 2020
I really enjoyed this. Great characters and a gripping plot.

Released 7 mos ago (7/23/2020 UTC) at -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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I'll be taking this to the post office later today, it will be travelling to earthcaroleanne with a couple of other things.

Join UK Bookcrossers at the Newcastle Unconvention from 9th to 11th October 2020

Journal Entry 7 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Thanks for this, it looks interesting.

Journal Entry 8 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, August 16, 2020
I really enjoyed this book. It has an unpredictable plot that unfolds with great skill. The main characters are well written and from the very first page, you are in there rooting for them. Jimmy is an unusual 'hero', with ‘Dog’ as his sidekick. Wood does an excellent job making him sympathetic whilst not excusing his previous actions. I’m already looking forward to the next instalment.

I believe this has already been optioned by TV drama producers.

Journal Entry 9 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Released 6 mos ago (8/19/2020 UTC) at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom

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On it's way in the bookray.

Journal Entry 10 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, August 21, 2020
Book arrived this morning, will start once I've finished my current read.

Journal Entry 11 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, August 27, 2020
This is a fresh take on the amateur sleuth genre mainly because protagonist Jimmy is homeless. His role as an investigator is taken on rather unwillingly but he is persuaded by Carrie to help her look into the disappearance of her father Roger, an event that Jimmy possibly overheard.

The story is grim & brutal at times, just how you might imagine life on the street to be. While Jimmy is a tough guy, don’t expect him to be a Reacher style hero – he certainly gets the stuffing knocked out of him on occasions! All the characters are credible & despite their circumstances - or maybe because of it – are likeable, especially Gadge & Deano whose camaraderie comes over well. Even Dog play his part convincingly! Carrie is also a credible character, although the situation regarding her father has left her vulnerable, she’s still feisty & not one to get on the wrong side of – I liked her attitude!

Well-paced & gritty, the story is gripping & while you may work out who is behind Roger’s disappearance I’m sure the reason for it will come as much as a surprise as it did to me. A really good read & one I felt read like the beginning of a series….& I have now found that there is a sequel. That’s another book going on my wishlist :o)

Journal Entry 12 by wingPlum-crazywing at on Saturday, August 29, 2020

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Travelling on again....

Journal Entry 13 by wingrahar109wing at Ash Vale, Surrey United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Arrived in the post this morning.
Thank you.

Journal Entry 14 by wingrahar109wing at Ash Vale, Surrey United Kingdom on Sunday, September 06, 2020
This is certainly the first book I've read where the main protagonists are homeless people. Not forgetting Dog, of course! It was fairly easy to work out who the baddie was, but still an enjoyable book.

PMing Icila for her address.

Journal Entry 15 by wingrahar109wing at Ash Vale, Surrey United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Released 5 mos ago (9/9/2020 UTC) at Ash Vale, Surrey United Kingdom

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Posted to Icila.
Enjoy!

Journal Entry 16 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Monday, September 14, 2020
Arrived ! Thank you, I w'll put it on top of the pile.

Journal Entry 17 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Tuesday, September 22, 2020
I developed a solid bond with Jimmy and his friends among them Dog, of course. I'm looking forward to a sequel along the River Tyne and eventually to visiting the city (no parking space for our private coach
last time and nobody caring to help.)

Journal Entry 18 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Released 5 mos ago (9/23/2020 UTC) at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France

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On its way to penelopewanders. It has been a long time... Hope that's everything is fine in the Swiss Alps.
Enjoy the book as well as I did !

Journal Entry 19 by wingpenelopewanderswing at Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Wednesday, October 07, 2020
This actually arrived yesterday, but because bookcrossing's security certificate had expired, I couldn't log into the site. Now it seems secure again. Thanks for sending Icila (a long time indeed... as well as can be expected - you too, I hope), and thanks for making this available, greenbadger. I'll try to get to it soon. With the current situation it may be a few weeks after I've read it before it can get to a post office. Sorry for the potential delay!

Journal Entry 20 by wingpenelopewanderswing at Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Friday, October 16, 2020
Here as a ring, I initially struggled with this as I found it far too depressing to read, at times. I felt a bit weary of the incessant to-ing and fro-ing in time...but perhaps that was emblematic of what Jimmy himself was experiencing - never sure of what the true here and now might be. Eventually things leveled off a bit and the action remained more focused on the present. If I wasn't dizzied from the shifts in time, the revolving array of suspects and villains did it. Gradually, like a playground carousel lurching to a halt, the picture began coming into focus, and by then I was well caught up in the story. Quite the story.
Now I am waiting for the next address.

Journal Entry 21 by wingpenelopewanderswing at Beaune-la-Rolande, Centre France on Friday, November 20, 2020

Released 3 mos ago (11/20/2020 UTC) at Beaune-la-Rolande, Centre France

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Transported from Switzerland to France, these now heads to the UK. Thanks so much for making this available!

Journal Entry 22 by wingDiane-Fraserwing at Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Monday, November 30, 2020
Arrived today. Thank you :-)

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