I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books featuring the wonderful Butler Family. The Trap and Payback. And after the end of Payback, I thought Kimberley would really have her work cut out matching it, But no, Kimberley has not matched it. shes bettered it. This is why Kimberly Chambers is such a fantastic author . And I think this book has everything a book should have. It keeps you wanting more. Holding your breath, talking to the pages, laughing, screaming at characters.
I had decided before I started this book that I was going to take my time with it, and enjoy it. OHHH no that isn't possible, because once started you just can't help but keep going. Then you end up gutted that you have to wait, for Kimberley to bring out another book.
What A fantastic read.
I would really like to suggest that if you have not read the first two books, then it really is worth doing so before you start this one. I think you would get away with just reading this alone, but you would enjoy it even more if you had read the previous two. Available here - The Trap. Payback. And if you haven't yet read them then Lucky you.... you can read all 3 back to back.
Again we visit the not so wonderful Butler family. A family that seem to make the rules up as they go along. Queenie and her sister Viv, still seem to be my favorite characters. I love the way they come across. I think a Life and loves of Queenie and Viv book should be written. I think the humour in Queenie and Viv, and their no nonsense ways is first class.
This book kicks off pretty much from the ending of the last one, and if you have read the last one you will know what I mean.
Michael and Vinny are The Buttler men, Vinnie is a man on a mission, someone not to be messed with, . Michael seems slightly more likeable, but certainly not loveable. His boys are slowly growing up, what sort of life would you want for your sons. I'm sure it wouldn't be a Butler life.
Little Vinny is well, just a little twat, or a big one as he has started to grow up now. I hated him in the last book, and I hated him in this book.
But my feeling for the characters is what helped me fly through this book. It doesn't matter which character you love or hate, you need to know what is going on with them, and therefore you have to keep reading.
I'm trying my best not to say everything I want to say about this book, because if like me you have waited a year to read it, then it would be so unfair to spoil any of it for you.
I still sit and giggle over the fact that I got an early copy of this book. Oh my god was I excited when I received it.
The day it arrived, the postie knocked on my door. (not my usual postie or I wouldn't have had to go through the trauma) I could see her, but I couldn't find my door keys, having a bit of work done in the house, I had to climb over boxes and the sofa to get to the window, to open it to get my parcel. She then stood there and said, this has number 9 on it but I think it might be for you. (all the time, postie is still holding onto it for dear life) -- Well come on Mrs Postie. First point It has MY name on it. And second, well there is no number 9 on this street. JUST GIVE IT ME... and its a 4 not a 9.
Oh god i opened it with shaking hands as i just knew what it was. I was so so bloody excited, and needed to tell someone who I knew would fully understand my feelings. So I sent a message to my mate Mrs Best Crime books, and she knew just how I felt.. lol.. Thanks Kat.. lol
And of course a huge THANK YOU to Kimberley not only for writing such a fantastic book, but for allowing me the chance to read it early.
And again.... I can not wait for the next one.
When the going gets tough, the Butlers get even…
‘Murdered in 1980 she was, bless her. Now I’ll tell you the story of everything that’s happened since…’
No parent should ever have to bury their child, but God knows the Butlers have buried more than their fair share. Now, Vinny and Michael are planning the downfall of all who’ve wronged them. The Butlers don’t forgive or forget, and they take their secrets to the grave.
As yet more tragic events rip the family apart, loyalties are on a knife edge. Times are changing in the East End, and the brothers who have always stuck together are at each other’s throats. As the old saying goes – you keep your friends close, and your enemies closer…
But you keep your family right where you can see them.