R L McKinney
Sean McNicol's best friend Mitch saved his life in Afghanistan, in an act of impulsive heroism. Now Mitch is dead and Sean has left the Royal Marines with a head full of ghosts and guilt. Mitch talks to Sean from beyond the grave, by turns encouraging him, cursing and singing - leading him to question his own sanity, whether he wants to run and hide or stay and fight another day.
‘Tender and powerful, this is an extremely readable story about grief, redemption and courage. ’
‘It's a book with dark undercurrents, and storytelling that makes it fast and compelling.’
-Annie Brown, Daily Record
‘A sensitive, stylish and loving portrayal.’
-Aifric Campbell, author of On The Floor (longlisted for the 2012 Orange Prize), The Semantics of Murder and The Loss Adjustor.
‘It's a beautiful, sad and urgent book about modern-day Britain, about what war does to people, about hope and hopelessness, about love and acceptance, and about learning to let go.’
‘A lovely book which deals with a challenging subject sympathetically . . . buy it and enjoy.’
-Army Rumour Service