An engaging contemporary coming of age story, "Ray Ryan" by Aiden Riley, follows and is narrated by the main character, Ray. The writing style is quite conversational and very British in its syntax. As the novel progresses through Ray’s life from childhood to mid-30s, the reader will learn of Ray’s challenges and fears, hopes and dreams that create the choices he must make to find his way. Will Ray be able to make his lifelong aspiration of becoming a writer come true? A solid debut novel.