By Russell James
Published: March 17, 2012.
Paul’s life is ordinary, until the night he stops his car to take a walk, Stumbling into – and hoping to avoid – a domestic affray, he finds himself the reluctant guardian to a homeless young woman and her shabbily-dressed child. It’s late. Where can they go? Paul has access to a boat moored on the Thames. They’ll be safe there, won’t they?