Having lived and worked in Sussex all of his sixty-seven years, this is his first novel. Married to Carla for forty-four years, they have three children and four grandchildren.
He ‘coincidentally’ shares many traits with his main character: a lifetime runner, as a former police officer of thirty-three years who too feels he may have lost a few lives on the way and also finds himself nominating titles of popular songs to certain situations and nicknames to certain characters.
Dennis ‘Dutch French’ was determined to rid himself of the nightmare memories of his childhood; orphaned as an infant when his father was killed in action, his mother’s subsequent suicide had a profound effect. Constant bullying and humiliation, combined with a disadvantaged lifestyle throughout his early years, caused his behaviour to deteriorate and cause concern.