Kaz Phelps has escaped her brother and her criminal past to become an anonymous art student in Glasgow. But can life under the witness protection scheme ever give her the freedom she craves?
Banged up and brooding, Joey Phelps faces thirty years behind bars. Still, with cash and connections on the outside, can an overstretched prison system really contain him?
Helen Warner, once Kaz's lawyer and lover, is a rising star in Parliament. But has she made the kind of enemies who have no regard for the democratic process, or even the law?
Ousted from the police and paralysed by tragic personal loss, Nicci Armstrong is in danger of going under. Can a job she doesn't want with a private security firm help her to put her life back back on track?
A murder dressed up as suicide and corruption that goes to the heart of government unite ex-cop and ex-con in a deadly quest to learn the truth. What they discover proves what both have always known - villainy is rife on both sides of the law
ohhhh to say I was buzzing when I received an ARC via Netgalley is an understatement.
I enjoyed the first book so much I couldn't wait to start this one.
Susan Wilkins Debut The Informant was just fantastic, so before I started this one, I was hoping for much of the same. This book is just as good, if not better for me.
I enjoyed it from picking it up right through to the end.
I can just see these books turning into a massive Hit with readers, and think it could be an amazing series of books.
For those of you that read the first book, you'll love getting stuck into this one, If you have not yet read The Informant (click here for my review). Then can I suggest you read that first so you have a better idea and feel for the back story.
In the acknowledgements it says, “2nd novels are difficult to get right”. But I certainly think That Susan Wilkins got this book right.
This book is fantastically written and put together so well.
I loved the journey Kaz Phelps went on in book one, and it was brilliant to follow along with her again in this book. She’s a brilliant character. Although we start this book pretty much where the last one left off, so Kaz is no longer Kaz Phelps, but Clare O Keefe. As she has now entered the witness protection scheme after testifying against her brother Joey. I think Joey is one of the very few people who Kaz is wary of. Will he be able to get to her from behind bars. Kaz is devastated when she hears her ex lover has committed suicide. And is drawn back to London to try to find answers.
Another strong female character in this book is Nicci Armstrong. Who in book one was the officer who investigated Kaz and Joey. She is no longer with the police, and is now in private security. I really liked Nicci and her character made me really feel for her at times. And it was great following her story. And just goes to show how your life can change so much.
I found this to be one of those books, that you can’t wait to finish so you can find out just what is going on and what is happening next, but as you get towards the end you don’t want it to finish.
This book gets a big 5/5 from me, and I am eager to read more from this author. I really do like her style of writing.
I was thinking to myself, it must be so difficult now with so many authors writing great books, to find something that is different and will get readers hooked, but I think this book certainly does get you hooked.