A thrilling and shocking new novel from the acclaimed author of Pocket Notebook.
Mike Thomas is a forty-two-year-old writer from Wales. He draws inspiration for his novels from his two decades as a serving police officer. His debut, Pocket Notebook, was published in 2010. Married with two children, he lives in Portugal.
"A warts and all look at modern policing on the frontline, Thomas pulls no punches as modern British life is played out in all its absurd glory ... Dark and hilarious, Ugly Bus is never short of compelling." * Hull Daily Mail * "Ugly Bus is a blend of darkness and humour ... Just when you think it has no more twists and turns to offer, the novel's final scene is startlingly revelatory about who and what a particular person is ... there are characters here whose story could well be continued in a third novel ... Bring it on, I say, provided it has the tension, momentum, observational keenness and dry wit of this one." * Sheenagh Pugh blog * "I think what struck me more than anything else was how believable everything was and Thomas' brilliance in setting scenes, creating characters who I felt I could genuinely see and relentless black humour, darkness and pure grit. It's sweary, it's dirty and it's real." * Plastic Rosaries *