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Life jumps the rails, runs away from you and there’s no catching it up. Not ever.

A free short story from Iain Rowan, winner of the Derringer Award for best short crime story.

"I mean it," the gunman shrieked, and he pointed the revolver at Ward, the end of the barrel moving in tiny circles with the shaking of his hands. "I mean it. One step closer..."

Ward stopped where he w
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Published April 9th 2011 by infinity plus
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Ronnie Catcus
First Line:"'I mean it," the gunman shrieked, and he pointed the revolver at Ward, the end of the barrel moving in tiny circles with the shaking of his hands."

It’s a bank robbery. There’s not much else to say about it.

The Good:

Tension - Rowan is good at building it. Every sentence matters, fills out a part of the story and pushes it forward.

The Bad:

It’s a cliche bank robbery scene - One that we’ve all seen at least 10 times in 10 different movies. There’s not much different in what’s going on
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Shelves: 2014
This is the second Iain Rowan book I've read this year, and yet again, it was an enjoyable quick read, which allows you to guess your own ending. Very clever and well done, despite only being a short book.
Kathryn Parry
Apr 18, 2014 Kathryn Parry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow what a great short story. This was amazing and I can't wait to read more from this author.
Wend
Jan 26, 2016 Wend rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read and an introduction to Iain Rowan. I will remember the name and try out more of his books in the future.
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I've had a lot of short stories published, and some of those have won awards and been reprinted in anthologies. I was shortlisted for the UK Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger novel award a while back. I'm now working on something else.

ONE OF US is the crime novel that was shortlisted for the Debut Dagger, and which is now published in paperback and ebook by Infinity Plus.

NOWHERE TO GO is a c
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