Fake Witness is the story of the first case of the Manchester based Ann Perkins Detective Agency. A pulsating thriller with a unique twist. I was so excited when I was told the author was making the story into a book because there had been no intention of creating a detective agency when the events first began. In fact, the story was not about me at the beginning. It was about Ernie Wright.
Ernie Wright was made redundant when he had only just coped with the loss of his wife from the stroke that took her and her unborn child from him. With no wife, no child, and no job, Ernie directed his anger at the entire world and determined society would compensate him for the heartache and pain it had caused him.
A million pounds compensation seemed about right, but also seemed beyond his reach until the fateful day he decided to rob a bank in the centre of Manchester. The disguise, the gun, the getaway; everything was planned to the smallest detail. He mistakenly thought nothing could go wrong, but the events of that day were to change him in more ways than he could ever imagine.
Ernie Wright became the mouse in the cat-and-mouse game between Manchester Police and a Manchester gangland boss. All he wanted was what most of us would want in his circumstances, a million pounds. Unlike most of us, he had a well thought out plan.
What could go wrong? If you have to ask, then you don’t know Ernie Wright. Nothing is going to go smoothly. Nothing ever does.
With a price on his head, and hunted by both sides of the law, this pulsating thriller has more twists and turns than a roller-coaster. One of those twists results in the unexpected creation of the Ann Perkins detective agency, but who exactly is Ann Perkins, and who exactly is the fake witness?
Fake Witness is the first novel in the Ann Perkins Detective Agency series.