"Eye-opening and thought-provoking throughout, read the shocking history and ongoing fight for justice after the murder of Police Constable Yvonne Fletcher in 1984."
A challenging and compelling read as the stolen life and promise of justice haunts the pages of this book. While on duty, Yvonne Fletcher was murdered as a demonstration took place outside the Libyan People’s Bureau in London. No Ordinary Day doesn’t just focus on what happened on the 17 April 1984, but also the events leading up to the murder, the subsequent policing investigation, the political background surrounding the incident, and the tireless hunt for justice and civil court case that took place in 2021. It also highlights the love felt for Yvonne, both Matt Johnson and John Murray were friends as well as colleagues with her and it shows. Author Matt Johnson has previously written novels, this is first work of non-fiction. There is a lot of information to take in, so set yourself aside some quality reading time. It is worth remembering to take a deep breath on occasion, even step away from the pages, as I found a whole host of emotions flooding through me as events were revealed. This book is intricately detailed and exacting, you can feel the years of detailed research and work that has gone into the pages. I was both appalled and yet unsurprised as I read about the political shenanigans that took place, and how policing has been affected in the longterm. My heart and head were affected, this slice of history, this life, should not be forgotten. Provocative and gripping No Ordinary Day is such an important read it comes as highly recommended by our team and has been included as a LoveReading Star Book and Liz Pick of the Month.