Black Moss by David Nolan

Source: Love Books Group

About The Book

In April 1990, as rioters took over Strangeways prison in Manchester, someone killed a little boy at Black Moss.
And no one cared.
No one except Danny Johnston, an inexperienced radio reporter trying to make a name for himself.
More than a quarter of a century later, Danny returns to his home city to revisit the murder that’s always haunted him.
If Danny can find out what really happened to the boy, maybe he can cure the emptiness he’s felt inside since he too was a child.
But finding out the truth might just be the worst idea Danny Johnston has ever had.

My Thoughts

When you are reading a book crime based in real life and you don’t know which part is true and which part is fiction, it means that this will be a great story and that you will not be able to put it down!
This is a story based on 1990, before all the internet social networks and where if there was no interest in the news, no one would pay attention to it, except Danny Johnston; our main character. He is a radio reporter trying to be someone in the big journalism world while he tries to cover a case where a kid has been murdered but no one is paying any attention to it.
This had been a very interesting book, I mostly read fiction so is always interesting reading something that is not totally fiction. There were a lot of interesting things in this book, not only the mystery of the case but an insight to the journalism world and how the police treated this case, how the childcare system really works and how the people that should take care of the children really doesn’t care.
I have to say I really liked this story, with some black humour and twisted situations, this had been a compelling read, a great book for any crime lover and different read for anyone interested in reading something “real”.

About The Author

David is a multi-award-winning author, television producer and crime reporter. He has written a dozen books including Tell the Truth

and Shame the Devil, the true story of the largest historic abuse case ever mounted by Greater Manchester Police. He presented a BBC Radio 4 documentary based on the book called The Abuse Trial. It won both the Rose D’Or and the New York International radio awards in 2016. Officers involved in the case helped David with the police procedures featured in Black Moss, particularly the way the system deals with missing children.