Set in my city (Hull) for the most part, this wonderful story starts off with our main character, Kieth, seeking help from a hypnotherapist to see if any past memories from a troubled youth will come to the surface. Keith's life is good, lovely wife, kids, job, but trying not to give too much away, he and his wife think it would be a good idea to see what could be lurking in the way of supressed memories. Bad idea. Keith wakes up in a different body!!
He wakes with a different wife, different face, and a hell of a different life, the life of a gangster! His name is Harry, or 'Arry' as he is known amongst his, erm, friends. Harry must somehow find out what the hell is going on, try and survive in the murky underworld where a few people seem to think Harry would be better off not around, whilst also answer his own questions which are eating away at him, such as , if he's in this body...who is in his???
This story is told brilliantly, clever dialogue whilst real and definitely brimming with realism, excellent characterisation. I actually gave a damn about the main character, Keith, which is rare with me, and I think it makes such a difference. It truly is a good story, like a mix of the ace movie I loved called 'Face off' and the old TV series Quantum Leap, only this is more clever. Definite reccomendation.