Everything goes wrong from the start. The money's been stolen from the remote North Wales post office, but Darren's been over-enthusiastic with the lump hammer. The elderly sub-postmistress lies in a coma.
When Darren and Alastair get back to Liverpool only to have the money stolen from them- when a consignment of pure cocaine is added to the mix, along with some seriously dangerous criminals - things really get out of hand, and stay that way until the story finally crashes to its grisly conclusion.
A powerful piece of writing...A tragicomic lament for the generations of rejects and hopefuls who fetched up in the erstwhile "muddy pool" of Liverpool
Exhilarating...It pulses with sincere and bracing anger
The rawness and vitality that have been present in Griffiths' writing... make him more than able to present this material unflinchingly and powerfully. Red in tooth and claw, Wreckage makes bleak but compelling reading
One of Britain's most talented younger writers