The Docks

The Docks

by V.H. Folland

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The Docks by V.H. Folland

Harry's in over his head. One person holds all the answers. Unfortunately Harry killed him last night.

Murder, manslaughter or self-defense? All Harry knows is that what he remembers doesn't match what the police are finding out - and if he can't find the truth first he'll be going back to jail for life.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011322143
Publisher: Ragged Angel Ltd
Publication date: 05/14/2011
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 198 KB

About the Author

Interested in aircraft from a young age (including a notable school trip to Kew where most children looked at the plants while one was watching the Heathrow flightpath) VH Folland has worked in consultancy for sectors including the media, engineering and information.

My first novel, Fire Season, is now available in paperback and ebook worldwide, published by Ragged Angel Ltd. The Docks, a smaller crime novellette, followed in 2011 with its sequel, Conflict of Interest.

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Docks 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
GatheringLeaves More than 1 year ago
The Docks By: V.H. Folland ASIN: B0051BU0B2 Published May 14, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd Available Format: ebook My Rating: ????? The Docks is a short crime novella about Harry, a recently released convict who is struggling to stay on the straight and narrow. When Harry agrees to a small act of arson, he quickly learns there's more to the plan than he was told. When he takes drastic measures to rescue innocent lives, taking one not-so-innocent life in the process, he finds himself neck deep in trouble. He has to confess to burglary and acting in self-defense but is trying to avoid murder and terrorism charges. Harry quickly must learn who is on his side and who might still be out to get him before he finds himself behind bars once again. I really enjoyed this quick read. Despite his sordid past, Harry is a truly likable character. He obviously has some heart, saving the ship's crew like he did and putting himself at risk of returning to prison. So he has to skirt the truth a bit to maintain his freedom and start rebuilding his good name-can you really blame him? Folland's writing style is easy to follow, and I completely felt I was part of the action throughout the whole story. You know I've said it before, this sort of crime drama is not really my thing, but I'm finding I enjoy it just fine every now and then, especially when it is written as well as this. For such a short book, it is really fleshed out like a full novel, which obviously takes some writing skill! I definitely recommend The Docks for a fast, entertaining read! How else can you get a glimpse into a life of crime without ever having to pay a lawyer or wear an orange jumpsuit?
jgoehl More than 1 year ago
I was contacted by the author requesting I read and review his novella. I loved it! It was 39 pages on my Nook but by the time I was finished I felt I had read a whole book. So much detail and fast paced. The main character, Harry, is a past criminal, down on his luck because who wants to hire a criminal, living in a crappy hostel, and spending his last few dollars wisely. A robbery turned insurance fraud boat explosion/murder has Harry scrambling to get his story straight as he is questioned by the police, who knows he has something to do with the whole debacle. But on the other hand, he is being hailed a hero as he helped all the people on the boat escape, pitched the bomb, which he made, into the ocean. Rivers, who put Harry away the last time, is not fooled by Harry's story and has a plan to keep him out of trouble for the future. As it turns out Harry has a talent that has caught someone's eye. Great short story that I highly recommend and I look forward to reading more from this author!