In this psychological thriller, Breakers, 17-year-old Tyler is the glue that is holding his family together – just.
Living in a deprived Edinburgh tower block, with drug addict mum and little sister, Tyler is coerced into a life of crime by his older half-brother, Barry.
In a botched-up job, Barry stabs the wife of a local crime lord sending the police and the gang on the hunt. A novel
that effectively illustrates many of the issues facing society today but is, more importantly, a cracking yarn.
Breakers, by Doug Johnstone, published by Orenda Books, £8.99.