Home of Alan Rourke, located in one of the handsome villages that lie to the west of the city – Hull’s version of the commuter belt.
“From the back of the property two men are emerging. One is unmistakably Rourke. He is dressed in black jeans, white trainers and an oversized Fred Perry T-shirt that is too tight around strong, tattooed biceps and an impressive, overhanging gut.”ORIGINAL SKIN
Life is never quiet with Simon Appleyard and Suzie Devlin around. Fun-loving friends – their body markings as colourful as their sexuality – the pair’s lust for life is matched only by their hunger for taboo pleasures. And life is currently anything but quiet for DS Aector McAvoy. A recent explosion in violent drug-related crime in and around Hull has seen his workload drastically increase.
But a guilty secret – born of sex, politics and the criminal underworld – has given rise to a fresh evil; one that will soon stain each of these lives, linking their fates as painfully and intricately as tattooed markings on virgin skin.
‘Compelling . . . Richly satisfying and told with remarkable flair . . . confirms Mark as one of the darkest of the new faces in British crime writing, and not one to miss.’