There is no doubt Simon Kernick is one of my favourite authors so when he offered a free download of this short story I jumped at the occasion. I admit I am not normally a fan of short stories I usually find them frustrating, just as I become totally absorbed into the drama it ends abruptly and leaves me with that empty feeling and wanting more. I realize this is just a teaser to attract readers to his other well developed, suspenseful and exciting novels.
Synopsis taken from Goodread.com
A debt is a debt is a debt
It’s not your debt. It’s your cousin’s. And he’s done a runner.
So now the local gangland bosses have come to you for repayment. They aren’t taking 'no' for an answer, but they will take your fingers - one by one - if you don’t get hold of the money. Very soon.
You’ve got to think fast. You’ve got to act fast. And then you’ll have to get out of here – as fast as you can.