A Psychological Coming-of-Age Thriller.
The year is 1965. I Got You, Babe is number one on the charts, the first US troops have arrived in Vietnam, and American and Soviet astronauts are in a race to put the first man on the moon.
Nineteen-year-old Archie Stewart feels fate has denied him the opportunity to be somebody. He was born into the wrong family, on the wrong side of the tracks, and the only friends he has are ones who fear him. Not like Stephen McBride, who seems to have everything: caring parents, close friends, and a bright future. Envy eats at Archie, and when he discovers a lapse in Stephen's integrity, he targets him for payback.
Archie drags Stephen down a pathway of deception and criminality-one that puts the lives of himself, Stephen, and those closest to them at risk.
A gripping psychological thriller, Small Fish Big Fish portrays the lives and loves of a group of teenage boys and girls in Scotland during the sixties. It is a true-to-life drama, written through the eyes of several characters. If you enjoy stories filled with compelling characters, suspenseful mystery and a touch of young romance, then you'll love PJ McDermott's twist on the traditional coming of age story.
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PJ McDermott was born in his grandparents house in the town of Barrhead just outside Glasgow, but spent most of his growing up in Ferguslie Park, a notorious suburb of Paisley, where he developed a healthy appreciation for self preservation.
In his teens and early twenties, PJ sang and played in a number of bands on the local folk circuit and pub scene. By twenty-one, a girlfriend convinced him to go to Glasgow University where he had a ball, and graduated Bachelor of Science. When he graduated, he met and fell in love with an Aussie girl who convinced him to return to Melbourne with her. Married to Susan, they now have two children (Fiona and Gillian) and two grandchildren (Mia, who is especially cheeky) and Ryder Patrick (who is too young to be cheeky yet - but is very cute).
PJ discovered a love for writing and published his first book in 2014 - a coming of age novel titled "Small Fish Big Fish", since fully re-visioned, revised and reissued.
PJ is currently working on the third book in his science fiction series, the Prosperine Trilogy. The first two, "Avanaux: A Hickory Lace scifi-fantasy adventure", and "Rise of the Erlachi" are available in paperback and eBook.