Age: 13+ & YA
Publication date: March 2006
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Did I hate him? Of course I hated him. But I never meant to kill him.
With his father dead, Martyn has a choice. Tell the police what happened and be suspected of murder, or get rid of the body and get on with the rest of his life. Simple, right? Not quite. One story leads to another. Secrets and lies become darker and crazier and Martyn is faced with twists and turns that leave him reeling. Life is never easy. But death is even harder.
The extraordinary, ground-breaking debut novel from Kevin Brooks is darkly humorous, strangely moving and completely riveting.
It’s hard to know where to start with this. I suppose I could tell you all about where I was born, what it was like when Mum was still around, what happened when I was a little kid, all that kind of stuff, but it’s not really relevant.