The Lonely Witness

William Boyle

From the author of Gravesend, shortlisted for the 2018 CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger

Amy was once a party girl, but now she lives a lonely life. Helping the house-bound to receive communion in the Gravesend neighbourhood of Brooklyn, she knows the community well.

When a local woman goes missing, Amy senses something isn't right.

Tailing the woman's suspicious son, she winds her way through Brooklyn's streets. But before she can act, he is dead.

Captivated by the crime she's witnessed and the murderer himself, Amy doesn't call the cops. Instead, she collects the weapon from the sidewalk and soon finds herself on the trail of a killer.

Powerful and evocative, The Lonely Witness brings Brooklyn to life and exposes the harsh realities of crime and punishment on the city streets.

'The Lonely Witness is a map of Brooklyn's genome. Amy Falconetti is that rarest of noir characters, a woman redeemed and a redeemer. Walking in her shoes for only a few blocks is worth the price of admission' - Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times bestselling author of What You Break

'In true noir fashion, William Boyle gives us an intimate portrait of a neighborhood in vivid, evocative prose, and explores how place and the past make us who we are.The Lonely Witness moves with unstoppable momentum, powered by Amy Falconetti's impulsive human heart. I would gladly follow her anywhere' - Melissa Ginsburg, author of Sunset City

'The Lonely Witness is a tense, and, at times, darkly funny, thriller' - Woody Haut, CrimeTime

'A gritty and realistic thriller. Subtle and tense with a hint of black humour. Fans of American noir will love this novel' - Nudge Books

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