Books From A to Z – The Bank Manager And The Bum

The Bank Manager and the Bum by Darren Sant

When branch manager Giles Macintosh arrives to open up one morning and finds an injured bum and his battered dog lying in the doorway of the bank, he little suspects what lies in store for them all.

Giles does the decent thing and calls for help, then puts the incident out of his mind. However, having been witness to things he cannot explain, he feels drawn to the man and tries to track him down … only to find he has vanished.

But who is the enigmatic, homeless Frank? Why are two very nasty men trying to find him? Why has a prostitute been abducted? And what does the future hold for Giles’s seriously ill son, Jake?

Darren Sant skilfully weaves the various strands to create a compelling story that is as unflinching as it is heart-warming.

As the story unfolds, the tension increases and the true nature of Frank’s amazing secret begins to be revealed. The stakes are high as the criminal and the supernatural come together for a final, inevitable showdown. (via Goodreads)

My views: The Bank Manager and The Bum

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, which is a mix of supernatural and mundane. Set in the recent past, against the backdrop of globilsation,  the author has skillfully woven together various strands to construct a very moving story. Both Giles and Frank, one a bank manager and the other a bum, are essentially decent human beings trying to do what they believe is right by their respective families.  If the supernatural is of interest to you,  this book is definitely worth reading


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53 Replies to “Books From A to Z – The Bank Manager And The Bum”

  1. THis sounds interesting, especially with the supernatural element added to it. The story sounds nicely woven, too. Another one to add to my ‘To read list’ 🙂
    I’m amazed at the way you select the books. Every book is new to me, and I feel happy to get this info from you 🙂

  2. I may take a pass on this book. Although it sounds like you enjoyed it, it isn’t really my preferred type pf story. I’m marking it down for a couple of my friends for whom this would be an instant hit given their choice of reading material. Thanks for the review.

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  3. Supernatural :O I was watching Insidious and felt that if I could read it as a book it would be more interesting. I have never read horror genre (goosebumps are excluded). I think I will start with this!

    1. If you like a bit of the supernatural, I am sure that you will enjoy this book as much as I did. And I must check out the books on dog training since we have a boxer who could do with some additional training.

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