The Orphan

A woman is found unconscious in the street with a severe head wound; she is also pregnant.
The woman gives birth to a son but later dies- her dying words was the Name Robin McNally- Police sergeant Bob Cole is out to get McNally a petty thief for murder but he manages to get off in court. The grand parents of the woman bring up the boy as their own. Jackie Boyle has an unusual talent- he has the ability to remember everything he see's. he can read a book in minutes and remember every word. Jackie watches his Grand Mother who he calls mam cooking and when she dies of a stroke is forced to cook and clean so that his father who is really his Grandfather; can go to work down the pit at Battlehill Colliery. The five year old does this until his father is killed in the pit rescuing his friends- Jackie is sent to Oakridge Children's Home where he suffered at the hands of the Matron and the nuns strict regime. The Orphan is a fast paced story that will leave you wanting to read more.

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When Debbie told Sergeant Cole about McNally being in the Royal Navy he nearly choked on his lemonade.

I hate to burst your bubble Miss Ellison but Mr McNally is a petty crook and a liar to boot. He was also accused of the murder of a young woman five years ago. I think you have had a lucky escape.

“Now can you give me a statement and tell me where you last saw him.” “Did he tell you where he was staying?

“No he didn’t, we went dancing in the Rex hotel, and that was it I went home.”

 Did you agree to meet him again?

“No that was why I came here tonight I thought he might be out.”

“Good; I want you to stay until closing; don’t worry all your drinks will be covered and we will make sure you both get home safely. If he comes in act normally; again don’t worry because my men will be standing by.

Robin paid the owner of the guest house in park road for one night even though he knew he wasn’t going to stay the night.”

“He wasn’t going back to the Stuffed Dog either because he knew the coppers would be waiting for him.

He counted the money on the bed and it was all there he stuffed five grand into a black bin bag then gave it to Johnny who shook his hand and wished him good luck.

At eleven thirty Bob Cole and his men knew that he wasn’t going to show.

They parked up the street from where Debbie lived; then asked Debbie to walk to her door herself just in case McNally was waiting. Debbie went into the flat and there was no sign of McNally.

 

At eleven thirty Robin took a taxi to the Quay where he got on board the “Sea Fairer” and sailed off to Ireland.”

Once he arrived he got a taxi to a cottage in Connemara County Galway called Ballyconneely. He rented the cottage for one year and paid in cash so no questions were asked.

It was near the shops and there was one local pub O’Donoghues; it was perfect.

“He kept himself to himself; he ate in the pub where he told them that he was a writer from Australia doing a biography on his family who were originally from the area.

Luckily for him there was a man called McNally who had died some years before. So no suspicion was led his way. He came and went as he pleased.

When he wanted a woman he travelled out of the area then got a taxi back. He took driving lessons and passed his test in the June of that year.

Now he had even more freedom and drove to Dublin where he loved the music; songs and of course the women. He bought properties every where he went so he would have an investment later on and somewhere to stay. After the year was up he was going to return to England again but changed his mind. The following June he changed his name by deed pole and got a new passport under the name of Michael O’Leary. He grew his hair and changed the style. He even shaved off his moustache.

Now he was ready to come back to England again.

 

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