A Cabinetmaker's only son is brutally murdered, and the gang of thugs who killed him walk free after a bungled prosecution.
It's young Glasgow detective John McDaid's first murder case.
This is the story of their lifelong friendship, the cabinetmaker's quest for justice, and the detective's search for the truth.
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The Cabinetmaker, as a story, grows just like the relationship between Francis and John. It keeps getting better and better, deeper and deeper. It draws you in with a nasty, violent attack on a young lad, but then transforms into a beautiful tale of two best friends, a father/son bond. I LOVED this book and would strongly recommend it to readers who enjoy a good drama, a character-
Caroline, A reader's review blog
If books could be described with words such as thick, thin, deep, shallow, etc, then The Cabinetmaker is one of the thickest, richest and deepest I’ve had the pleasure to read in a long while. I look forward to reading more from Jones, and he is set to become a favourite author.
Very cleverly written and the characterisation is just wonderful. The book had such an authentic sense of time and place and I loved the Glasgow setting and dialect. A book that really stayed with me.
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