It’s 2008 and Matt Freeman is living in London, desperately trying to keep a toehold in the financial world by running a shadow banking business with contacts in North Korea and Iran. He is furious with the emptiness and impermanence of twenty-first century life but addicted to the allure of luxury possessions—cars, watches, bespoke suits. And meanwhile, there is the question of why the women in Matt Freeman’s life seem to disappear.
Henry Sutton was born in Norfolk in 1963. He was literary editor of Esquire from 2002 to 2007 and has been the books editor of the Daily Mirror since 2001. He has published six novels, his first in 1995. Kids’ Stuff, his 2003 novel, was adapted for the stage.