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The Coat

TheCoatOFCAuthor: Alan Reynolds
ISBN 978-1-910406-41-0

The worst decisions are sometimes made with the best of intentions, a simple error of judgement which unleashes a catalogue of life-changing events.

Keith Woodley, owner of a struggling coach business decides to treat his wife to a new coat and a night out for her special birthday. When she returns home with the wrong coat Keith finds in the pocket a key to a left-luggage locker. Thinking it might contain money he so badly needs to save his business he decides to track down the locker. He was not prepared for the consequences.

Keith suddenly finds himself embroiled in a world of people trafficking and gang warfare. How can he extract himself from a living nightmare that gets more dangerous by the minute?

From the award-winning author of Flying With Kites comes a novel that will have readers urgently turning pages as the story of this fast-moving thriller evolves.

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What others said…

Entertaining! Horrifying! Revealing! Engrossing! I could go on and on, but you get the general idea. mixes the shady world of human trafficking with middle-class British day-to-day values and desires in a way that got this reader’s blood boiling. (I truly felt for the abductees!) Author Alan Reynolds is a master storyteller who whisks you from a nightclub in Albania to a porn factory in England, all the while bringing two diverse story-lines together in a genuinely “explosive” climax. (Bad deeds and deceit are like karmic boomerangs!)  Pick up this “wild ride” of a thriller the next time you want to take your mind out for an evening of literary enjoyment … just watch where you leave those ever-entangling outer-garments.
Randall Peterson

Another superb book from Alan Reynolds. I found it difficult to put down and read it in a few sittings. As usual his attention to detail is realistic and makes for interesting reading. He researches his topics well. Highly recommended.
– Carol Watkinson

I have not placed a review before, but feel compelled to do so after reading The Coat.
The story follows the story of Keith and Kathryn local business owners and Edita and Delvina, sisters from Albania. Poles apart until a mix up with a coat interweaves their lives and changes them forever. A real page turner of a plot which saw me finish the book in 2 days. Not only a high standard of writing but what stands out is the depth of research that has gone into both topic and location – enabling a realistic journey into an underworld of kidnap, drugs, violence and sex, that seems to happen under our very nose.
– Becs Donnelly

My first Alan Reynolds book but definitely not my last. A fast paced story which had me gripped to the end. I loved the characters and learnt a lot about the seedy life of human trafficking in a manner which was very sensitive to the victims by not sexualising their exploitations. a thoroughly good read.
– Moira

I loved this book. It deals with a distressing subject but it captured my interest from beginning to end.
– JEH

Alan’s best book, could not put it down. He is a wonderful storyteller, can’t wait for the next one.
– Chris

I absolutely loved this book, it takes you on a journey through the seedy underworld of female trafficking. It’s a fast paced thriller that you will not be able to put down. This has to be “the” best thriller I have ever read, I read this book in a day, one of those books you just had to read quickly to discover what happens next. I’m looking forward to reading more books by Alan Reynolds.
– Joy Cowley Smith 

Brilliant book, gripping with very believable characters and plot line. Alan’s best yet.
– Polly HR

Another excellent read from Alan Reynolds. I was hooked from the first page and stayed up late to finish it last night as the tension grew. More believable characters and a fast-paced storyline.
– Sue Porter