There’s an old saying that you should never look a gift horse in the mouth.
But what if that gift horse is so unexpected it’s impossible to believe?
Newly released from prison, former chancer Flutter is returning to Waterbury, the town of his birth. Far from the temptations so readily available in London, he’s hoping to make a fresh start and perhaps even make amends for his wayward past.
Raised by an uncle, in the thirty years since his birth, Flutter has always believed his father died when he was a baby. But, on the day of his release, he learns his father has only recently died, and he’s inherited his house.
Unsettled by the discovery his father has been alive all this time, Flutter enlists the help of local journalist Katie Donald to help him learn about his family. They soon uncover some uncomfortable truths about his family, his father, and where his money came from. Then, when a London gangster suddenly comes calling, Flutter’s worst fears are confirmed.
A few days ago, everything was looking rosy. Romance was even a possibility, but now everything’s changed.
Then an unexpected opportunity offers a chance of redemption, but it means involving Katie, and failure is not an option.
It’s not much of a choice, but Flutter wanted a new start…