THROUGH THE NETS, DAN watched a harassed mother tugging at a young boy who flatly refused to go into Sainsbury’s with her. Five minutes earlier, he had watched as she had withdrawn £70 from the Santander Bank cashpoint.
Bollocks, he thought. “Thank you, another day gone,” he grumbled at the passing traffic below.
The modest flat was tidy. Amy liked it that way. Parquet flooring ran along every room – except the bathroom – which was actually a shower room, with a small wall cabinet from B&Q. In an attempt to match the rest of the flat’s flooring scheme, it also included a toilet with a wooden seat.
A 3×5×4m kitchen featured a foldaway tabletop carrying Amy’s Vaio. The 5x6.5m lounge included an Ikea Billy bookcase, two-seater sofa and ...