An ordinary day. An ordinary bank. An ordinary street in an ordinary town. Nothing ever happens, until, one day, a shocking robbery turns life upside down for five people. Honest and wise, poignant and warm, this is completely absorbing storytelling for fans of Marian Keyes and Jojo Moyes.
Afterwards . . .
The first thing Martha thinks about is having a drink. There are six reasons why she shouldn’t; she wrote them down over a year ago. Two of the reasons are the same. A name. Of someone she didn’t think she’d ever see again.
Roman, a fourteen-year-old Polish immigrant, is on the run. From the police. From Jimmy and his gang. He understands now, what it means to be caught between a rock and a hard place.
Tobias, old and alone, lies in a hospital bed in Dublin where the memories in Dresden are insistent visitors.
And for Cillian, a police detective, the past is like a current, pulling him back, reminding him of all he’d had. All he’d lost.
Each of the four is running from the moments that brought them here. To a place where the past cannot be undone and the future cannot be known.
A place called now.