Meet the author Robert Scragg

Robert Scragg What Falls Between CracksRobert Scragg, author of What Falls Between The Cracks will be at Ramsbottom Library. Robert Scragg writes police procedural crime fiction with an interest in the ‘why’ rather than the ‘how’.

Light refreshments will be available.

"I’ve always had a soft spot for the darker characters in fiction and film, and thinking about what makes for a perfect crime is what kick-started the idea for my book. For me, exploring the ‘why’ is more interesting than the ‘how’. What makes people act the way they do, and cross lines they never thought they could? Good people sometimes do bad things and will go to extraordinary lengths to cover it up in the name of self-preservation.

My story is set in modern-day London, featuring Detectives Jake Porter and Nick Styles, who stumble upon what appears to be a crime scene that’s lain undiscovered for thirty years. A young girl had been missing since then, but nobody, not even any of her friends or family, have ever reported her missing. Porter, who’s still struggling to cope with the loss of his wife, is up against allegations of police corruption and a criminal who’s hidden in plain sight for decades, as he digs through thirty years of lies. A tragic family history begins to take on a darker twist, and there are plenty who’d rather the past stayed buried. Did she slip through the cracks to escape someone or something, or was she given a not-so-helpful shove? You’ll have to read it to find out."


Thu 16 May 2019 7pm


Ramsbottom Library

Ramsbottom Library and Adult Learning Centre Carr Street,, Ramsbottom,, Lancashire,, BL0 9AE




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