A little about Ben


Ben Byrne’s debut novel has received critical acclaim as having brought together “specialist insight and a passion for social justice, in a fast-paced crime thriller”.


Ben’s writing is the product of his career as a children’s social worker and draws on his non-fiction publications on subjects such as 'troubled' and 'troublesome' children.  Ben draws on his considerable experience to create a unique work of fiction, with further books in the Gartside series in production. He combines his writing with his work in children’s services and trying to keep up with his sons’ busy sporting calendars.


A proportion of the royalties from the book will be donated to the charities SafeLives and White Ribbon. For more
information about these organisations go to:


SafeLives, the UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse, for everyone and for good.


White Ribbon UK is a leading charity engaging with men and boys to end violence against women.