William Watt is an ordinary businessman, a fool, a social climber.
Peter Manuel is a famous liar, a rapist, a criminal. He claims he can get hold of the gun used to murder Watt's family.
One December night in 1957, Watt meets Manuel in a Glasgow bar to find out what he knows.
Based on true events, The Long Drop is an extraordinarily unsettling, evocative and compelling novel from a writer at the height of her powers.
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By daisyrock on 25-03-2017
Couldn't stop listening
What did you like most about The Long Drop?
The narrator is brilliant.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Isabelle Cook's dad's evidence in the dock.
Any additional comments?
Never sure if I agree with mixing true facts with fiction. The fictionalised version tends to get established as 'fact' along with the rest. So, in this version, Watt is guilty of arranging his family's murder, whether that's true or not. I am also not sure how much of Manuel's parents' stories/characters were true, and how much made up. That aside, this is an addictive listen and an insight into a time and place.
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By Amazon Customer on 19-07-2018
Very well narrated but this was a bleak time in Glasgow. It is an interesting story but I wasn't a big fan of the flashback nature of the telling.