The Way Home, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


How far will a father go to save his son? A page-turning story of rebellion, greed, and the high price of a second chance from 'one of the finest crime writers in America' THE TIMES. Hidden beneath the floorboards in a house he's remodeling, Christopher Flynn discovers something very tempting-and troubling.

Summoning every bit of maturity and every lesson he's learned the hard way, Chris leaves what he found where he found it and tells his job partner to forget it, too.

Knowing trouble when he sees it-and walking the other way-is a habit Chris is still learning. Chris's father, Thomas Flynn, runs the family business where Chris and his friends have found work.

Thomas is just getting comfortable with the idea that his son is grown, working, and on the right path at last.

Then one day Chris doesn't show up for work-and his father knows deep in his bones that danger has found him.

Although he wishes it weren't so, he also knows that no parent can protect a child from all the world's evils.

Sometimes you have to let them find their own way home.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780753827116



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Chris Flynn has gone of the rails and has to spend time in a juvenile centre. When he is released he goes to work for dads firm laying carpet. When on a job he discovers a bag of money under some floorboards, so what is Chris going to do. Will he take the money or will he walk away.I liked this book. I found it very easy to read and not too taxing considering it's storyline. The main character Chris is bought up in a decent home snd goes wild. His dad is disappointed in him but loves him all the same. I don't think there was enough of tbe father -son relationship for me in the book. The story for me was more about Chris snd how he trys to turn his life around.The story is a thriller because of the life Chris lived. I felt the two baddies were like those characters from 'Home Alone' and at times were quite laughable and didn't seem real to me. There wad plenty going on in the book to hold my interest till the end.First time for me with this author, and I have to say I haven't watched ' The Wire' . I wojld probably read more by this author as I felt it was an ok read.

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