The Burglar’s Baby


Ex-extreme skier Duncan Wilde witnesses his friend vanish on a Swiss mountain but tells no one. He carries the guilt and grief into his marriage. Boredom and redundancy trigger the start of a double life. Duncan’s adrenalin fix is satisfied by breaking-and-entering. Until the night he allows his habit to take him over the edge.

Hugo Quin is a loner, a hitch-hiker, a loveable yet infuriating maverick with an off-the-wall sense of humour. He is the catalyst that pulls disaster back from the brink just by being himself.

A fast-moving read. With discussion points for reading groups.