by Niall Griffiths - £7.99 Vintage (2006)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780099461135 | ISBN 10: 0099461137
Everything goes wrong from the start. The money's been stolen from the remote North Wales post office, but Darren's been over-enthusiastic with the lump hammer. The elderly sub-postmistress lies in a coma.
When Darren and Alastair get back to Liverpool only to have the money stolen from them - when a consignment of pure cocaine is addded to the mix, along with some seriously dangerous criminals - things really get out of hand, and stay that way until the story finally crashes to its grisly conclusion.
"The rawness and vitality that have been present in Griffiths' writing... make him more than able to present this material unflinchingly and powerfully. Red in tooth and claw, 'Wreckage' makes bleak but compelling reading."
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