Joe Geraghty is a private detective. Asked to investigate a member of staff’s absenteeism by a local businessman, he soon becomes embroiled in a murder case which links back to the Yorkshire city of Hull’s past as a thriving fishing town. Connections to the murder of a feared gangland boss emerge and Geraghty finds himself treading on very dangerous ground. When a possible link to a tragedy in his own life reveals itself, the PI is pushed to the brink. The stakes are high, and Geraghty is one of those people who’ll push himself to any length to uncover the answers. Set against the backdrop of historic Hull, Broken Dreams is an extremely well-crafted piece of work. With the main character working as a PI, there are none of the assumed cliches within. The very believable Joe Geraghty brings a sense of realism to the crime fiction genre – something badly needed in the current landscape of popular fiction.