First, Richard McCann starts off with his debut book - Just a Boy, about his stolen childhood, his mother being the first victim of the yorkshire ripper The Richard, suprisingly comes out with a follow up - The Boy Grows up. This continues from where his debut book left off, however, it focuses more on his adult life and his sister's. trying to save her from becoming more of an alcoholic and fighting for his family to be at peace one again. I found both books a good read and couldn't put them down. What is it about one person's real life tradegy that makes us compeled to carry on reading? This is as true to life as you may get and the step by step accounts of what happens in both, soon hits home. You can read more or even purchase these books on Richard's site; Richard McCann. I have actually spoken to Richard McCann, just over a year ago, he seems a lovely fella.