Review of 'Man on the Street' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Jimmy Mullen is a homeless veteran of the Falklands War, who is obviously still suffering from PTSD many years later. He thinks perhaps he saw and heard a murder but doesn't want to get involved. Until a couple weeks later, when he catches the plea of the daughter of a missing man, who hasn't been heard from since approximately the time of the incident Mullen overheard. An ex-miltary cop, he helps the woman out and tries to unravel what he overheard and who was involved.

It is a great premise for a mystery. As a homeless man, he is kind of invisible but he can also draw the ire of the local constabulary. And that makes it even tougher to get heard when it looks like one of them is part of this.

However, he refuses to deal with his obvious PTSD and bad stuff just keeps happening to him, often not his fault. It does get a bit tiring, as bad thing after bad thing keeps happening, completely independently of what he does. And I was hoping for his experience as a military cop to show up more strongly during the investigation but while it came tantalizingly close, it never really showed up.

But I enjoyed it and am looking forward to reading the next one. For only $0.99 on the Kindle, it is definitely worth your time and money.