Crusher by Niall Leonard

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The day Finn Maguire discovers his dad bludgeoned to death in a pool of blood, his dreary life is turned upside down. Prime suspect in his father’s murder, Finn must race against time to clear his name and find out who hated his dad enough to kill him.

Scouring the sordid, brutal London underworld for answers, exposing dark family secrets, and facing danger at every turn, Finn is about to learn that it’s the people you trust who can hit you the hardest. . .

Crusher is this year’s most talked-about debut thriller.


About Niall Leonard

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Niall Leonard is a drama and comedy screenwriter, born in Northern Ireland and living in West London with his wife, bestselling author E L James, and their two children. Among his many television credits, he has created episodes of Wire in the Blood, Silent Witness, Ballykissangel, and Hornblower. He has also lead seminars and workshops on screenwriting and script editing for the BBC, the Northern Ireland Film Council, and the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild, and has lectured on the creative process at the University of Reading. Crusher is Niall Leonard's debut novel.
Published September 11, 2012 by Delacorte Press. 338 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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After his father, a washed-up actor-turned-screenwriter, is murdered and Finn becomes the primary suspect, he feels he has nothing to lose by hunting the killer himself.

Sep 24 2012 | Read Full Review of Crusher

The Bookbag

Here, you get the feeling that there's just a little bit more we need from Finn in order to truly love him as a character.

Sep 08 2012 | Read Full Review of Crusher

The Overflowing Library

His mother left, he's been kicked out of school, dabbled with drugs, works in a greasy fast food chain and one night when he comes home he finds the only father he's ever known dead in a pool of his own blood and to make it all worse he is considered to be the prime suspect in the case.

Sep 23 2012 | Read Full Review of Crusher

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