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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