- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2034 KB
- Print Length: 496 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins (9 Feb. 2017)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01D4NHSSQ
The No.1 Sunday Times bestsellerIf you don't face your enemies – they'll stab you in the back.
One of them has a gun to his head. Who will pull the trigger?
When king of the underworld Vinny Butler goes into business with respected villain Eddie Mitchell, it's a match made in East End legend. Friends and family are treated like gold, enemies like rats – it's the life.
Then mysterious packages arrive, dead creatures and threats. Someone is out for revenge. Who the enemy is, nobody knows, anyone could be taking a pop. The gypsies who cursed Eddie, ghosts from Vinny's past, enemies needing revenge. Even their own flesh and blood? There are some people you should never cross, some who can't forgive or forget.
Who is the backstabber?
It deserves so much more than 5*
Firstly a super Huge thank you to Harper Collins. I was so thrilled when I was asked if I would be interested in receiving an early copy of this book. My hands were actually shaking as I responded to the message.
It was an honour to be asked and a bigger honour to read this book early.
I was also thrilled, to the point of shaking and laughing, (If I'd been feeling a little better I would have had a dance round the living room) when I also won a signed copy of this book on Kimberley's live Facebook chat.
I was the first one to answer the question of naming Albie and Queenies kids.
A- Michael, Vinny, Roy and Brenda. My god I was Buzzing...
By god, Kimberley certainly knows how to write a book. Sometimes I think we should worry about what goes on in the minds of these authors. This book is twisted.
An Explosive Read
This book is so worth more than the 5 stars given. You just didn't know which way things were going, what was going to happen next. Who was safe. I so wanted to take my time reading it, I was determined to take it slowly, read a few pages at a time and not rush through it. I managed that in a way. I'd read a few pages, go get a drink read a few more.. and so on, It's not a book you can put down. It's not a book you can ignore once you start it.
I had so many questions and theories as to where Kimberley could have gone with this book, and slowly, slowly things started to happen, and questions were answered. I was going to re re read the previous books, lol. ( I have read them all twice anyway) But I didn't get around to it, but it doesn't take long to remember who is who and what went on between them as Kimberley manages to jog your memory of things as you are reading. It's very clever the way it's been put together to help you remember who is who, and what has happened previously, without it feeling like its just being repetitive.
It's one hell of a crazy arse read. There is so much going on in this book. Brilliantly written, and put together.
The Butlers and back, and in this book they are joined with the Mitchell family.
Vinny Butter and Eddie Mitchell, both men you wouldn't want to upset. Both men have seriously crazy families. But men you can't help but like. I really do like Eddie, and in a weird way I like Vinny.
Going into business together, it's not long before they start to receive mystery packages, these packages contain dead creatures. Someone somewhere is trying to send out a message, but who, and Why?
When you have such a shady past, all you can do is wonder and surmise.
Is going into business together going to prove to be the best move these two villains could have made, or the worst decision of their lives.
All the crazy bunch are back, Queenie, Little Vinny, Michael. Along with the rest of the family. Some have sorted their lives out and tried to do well for themselves. Yet others are just as mad as before and will never change. We have certainly seen some seriously colourful characters throughout this series of books. There are many characters, some of which you have probably forgotten about, but it doesn't take you to long to remember them.
I don't want to say to much about what does go on in this book, as it would spoil it for others, and certainly anyone who is not up to date with the series. Because I'm finding myself wanting to say, Oh my god and what about.... and then..... and to be honest that just wouldn't be fair on anyone who has not read the book yet.
But please if you are going to read this book do yourself one big favour and read all the others before it. If you can I would recommend you also read the Mitchell books, but that really is a personal choice it's not hugely necessary.