Journalist Tom Carney is suspended by his London tabloid and returns to his home village in County Durham.Helen Norton is the reporter who replaced Tom on the local newspaper.
Together, they are drawn into a case that will change their lives forever.
When a body is found, it's not the latest victim but a decades-old corpse. Journalist Tom Carney returns to his village in the north-east after being suspended by his London tabloid.
With a boss that edits every word she writes and away from her Surrey home and boyfriend, what had seemed a dream first job isn't all that she envisaged.
The novel is set in the main in 1993, and captures the weary cynicism of the early nineties brilliantly and a police culture which is worlds away from the politically correct approach of today.
A time when the police force was regarded by many as an old boys club, often blurring the thin line between those they apprehend and their own behaviour.
That the police force in 1993 was more of a political beast with a less sensitive to culture towards depression and those who were considered misfits is without doubt.The hunt for a serial killer unearths an unsolved cold case from over sixty years ago.Young girls are being abducted and murdered in the North-East.To follow me on Twitter: https:// No Name Lane apparently marks a distinct change in style for Howard Linskey from his earlier material featuring a Newcastle gangland hard man and whilst I hadn't come across his work before, on the evidence of this novel I certainly wish I had done so!Linskey tells a cracking yarn and delivers a compelling narrative which thoroughly engaged me from start to finish, with a welcome social commentary and three lead characters who are all believably flawed.I didn't connect with any of the characters except for Helen, I found her very tangible and a strong character.