⭐Book 2: Amazon Bestselling Big Mo Crime Series ⭐
IN GANGLAND IT’S THE WOMEN WHO FIGHT DIRTY
Her enemies are closer than she thinks.
Notorious East End gangster, Jimmy Southpaw, has made his long lost granddaughter, Maureen ‘Big Mo’ Watson, the head of his criminal empire. But not everyone is happy about it, including Mo’s tough as nails new stepmother, Kristal Steele.
When a mysterious new gangster goes to war with her, Mo begins to doubt her ability to fill Jimmy’s shoes. Feeling her enemies circling Mo contacts ruthless bad boy Nico Sinclair to help find out who’s trying to take her criminal crown.
Who is this gangster taking Mo on? Who’s backing him up? Will Jimmy think he’s made a mistake choosing Mo as his gangland heir?
BOOK 2 IN THE EPIC BIG MO CRIME SERIES
BOOK 1: Dirty Tricks
Having read about Little 'Big Mo, in book one Dirty Tricks I couldn't wait to start the second book when I was offered an ARC by the publisher.
Back with Big Mo and wondering what was in store for her this time around. The big Mo series is going to be a great hit with readers, anyone who has read the previous books by this author will know that this lady can write. I can safely say that this author does not disappoint when it comes to a gripping read.
Maureen Watson is not a little girl anymore, she's moved up in the world and after her grandad, a well known face, the notorious Jimmy Southpaw' has handed over his empire to her Maureen 'Big Mo, is in for the ride of her life. There are always going to be people who don't like what you achieve, what you have been given, what you are doing. For Big Mo this person is family. Mo is going to have to learn fast and prove her worth if she want's to stay as boss lady, but those close to her will try and take all she has if she isn't strong or smart enough.
Is her world about to come crumbling down around her, just as she has got going, or has Mo got what it takes, is she really a chip of the old block. Can she keep her feisty determination when others what to see her fail at everything she's doing.
Find out by reading this gripping page turner that has you hook right from the start. This book will leave you gasping and wanting more.
Gangland crime at it's best.
I look forward to more from this author and know that this book will be a tough one to match.
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FROM TWO-MILLION SELLING AUTHOR JOY ELLIS COMES ONE OF THE MOST EAGERLY AWAITED MYSTERIES THIS YEAR.
One moonlit night, the bodies of two young people are discovered lying entwined on a blanket in the woods. The young man is clutching a red rose. It appears to be a lovers’ suicide pact . . .
Until Detective Nikki Galena and DS Joseph Easter look more closely. Romeo and Juliet, as they decide to call them, were murdered somewhere else and brought to the woods. But why?
Then another young couple are found dead, again beautifully posed as lovers. And Nikki knows they have a twisted serial killer on their hands. Who are the next victims?
DI Nikki Galena Series Book 12
ALSO BY JOY ELLIS
THE NIKKI GALENA SERIES
Book 1: CRIME ON THE FENS
Book 2: SHADOW OVER THE FENS
Book 3: HUNTED ON THE FENS
Book 4: KILLER ON THE FENS
Book 5: STALKER ON THE FENS
Book 6: CAPTIVE ON THE FENS
Book 7: BURIED ON THE FENS
Book 8: THIEVES ON THE FENS
Book 9: FIRE ON THE FENS
Book 10: DARKNESS ON THE FENS
Book 11: HIDDEN ON THE FENS
Book 12: SECRETS ON THE FENS
Absolutely no secret that this is one of my all time favourite book series. I would absolutely love to see this series as a TV drama. I just love the characters that Joy Ellis has developed and having read all the books I feel like the characters have grown with me, through each book I feel like I have new friends.
This book or even the series will not disappoint any crime thriller fans. I have no problems what so ever recommending this series to anyone.
Secrets on the Fens. This book kicks off with a double murder, a young couple are found together in the woods, they way they are certainly makes you think that they are lovers. Nikki and Joseph need to find out just who they are.
When more bodies are found it becomes apparent that this is a race against time to find out who is behind this and why?
Although we are 12 books in to this series, each story and each case still feels fresh. Sometimes I find when an author is so many books in things start to get repetitive and turn a little stale. This is NOT the case with this author, I can assure you of that.
A very well written book that will keep you hooked, enough going on to keep you guessing and engaged, but not too much that you lose what is going on in the plot.
First class as always.
The only problem I have with this series is having to wait for the next instalment.
Two Girls. One Chance.
When Lizzie's car crashes with her two daughters inside, she faces a terrible choice. And when she recovers from her injuries, she has to deal with the impact of that tragedy as well as the police investigation into it.
As Lizzie and her family struggle to come to terms with the events of that night, things take an even darker turn. Just what did happen on that remote country road? Who is responsible? And can the family get through this together...Or will the truth finally tear them apart?
A stunning, deeply emotional and beautifully realised cross between SOPHIE'S CHOICE and DAUGHTER.
Review' Ambitious and articulate' - Daily Mail 'The fantastic writing kept me hooked from the very first page.'
- The Guardian
'It's a story... that carries a real twist.' - Manchester Evening News
Book Description An emotional story of one mother's impossible choice between her two daughters, with a delicious side of tension. Perfect for fans of Linda Green and Amanda Prowse.
My thoughts on this book...
What a difficult choice to make as a 'mother.
This turned out to be quite an emotional read. It is full of emotion, guilt, love, lies. A mother on her way home from a lovely holiday is run off the road in her car, by a car that seems to be coming right at them. What do you do in a situation like this. SWERE, then land in a lake. You are now faced with the prospect of you and your children drowning. It seems there is only time to save one of your daughters, but which one do you choose.
How can any mother face a situation like that. This is exactly the situation that Lizzie finds herself in. Lizzie injured and traumatised but must now face a police investigation. Do the police think she has deliberately done this, that she put her children in danger on purpose. It doesn't help when Lizzie can't seem to actually recall what happened. Slowly things happen and she gets flashes of that night. Will she be able to piece it all together, save her sanity and her family.
This will have you gripped, an enjoyable, sometimes tense and more times emotional this book will keep you awake until you finish it.
This is one of those books that you can't help yourself with the what if it was me, what would I have done.
A killer running rings around the police. A detective spiralling out of control.
DI Kate Young is on leave. She’s the force’s best detective, but her bosses know she’s under pressure, on medication and overcoming trauma. So after her bad judgement call leads to a narrowly averted public disaster, they’re sure all she needs is a rest.
But when Staffordshire Police summon her back to work on a murder case, it’s a harder, more suspicious Kate Young who returns. With a new ruthlessness, she sets about tracking down a clinical, calculating serial killer who is torturing victims and leaving clues to taunt the police. Spurred on by her reporter husband, Young begins to suspect that the murderer might be closer than she ever imagined.
As she works to uncover the truth, Young unravels a network of secrets and lies, with even those closest to her having something to hide. But with her own competence—and her grip on reality—called into question, can she unmask the killer before they strike again?
Another first class, edge of your seat, thrilling read from this very talented author. A fantastic start to a new series.
DI Kate Young has been on leave after some sort of traumatic experience. You get to learn about this as the book progresses. Invited back to work Kate is very unsure if she is read for this or even capable. She agrees to go back and start out with a very small team. just three of them, so Along with Kate she has DS Emma Donaldson on DS Morgan Meredith. The team are faced with a murder case. A well known businessman has been murdered and Kate is now the lead on the case.
As this book starts with you knowing something has happened to Kate, you are slowly drip fed information on what happened with her. Kate seems to grow in confidence as we go through the book and you know she is going to be a formidable character as this series grows.
A first class fast paced read that will grab you early on and keep hold of you. This author has the ability to surprise with each and every book she writes. An exceptional writer who scares me sometimes with the ideas she comes up with for a story. lol
You've done it again, BRAVO!
Helen Fields is back with her first stand-alone novel!
The brand new crime thriller from the bestselling author of the Perfect series – Helen Fields is back with her first stand-alone novel!
He collects his victims. But he doesn’t keep them safe.
Elspeth, Meggie and Xavier are locked in a flat. They don’t know where they are, and they don’t know why they’re there. They only know that the shadow man has taken them, and he won’t let them go.
Desperate to escape, the three of them must find a way out of their living hell, even if it means uncovering a very dark truth.
Because the shadow man isn’t a nightmare. He’s all too real.
And he’s watching.
Helen Fields is back with a heart-pounding new book, perfect for fans of Cara Hunter and Stuart MacBride.
Another book by a fantastic author. This book is a standalone book and part of Helens current series. Full of suspense and edge of your seat reading. You will be hooked and needing to turn those pages in no time.
Maggie, Elspeth, and Xavier, find themselves thrust into something neither of them want to be a part of. The 3 of them trapped together must find a way of escaping. How or if they can survive can only be discovered by reading the book.
Occasionally you need to remind yourself to breathe, as you read just one more page, then another. You'll be hooked.
The Glass family business is crime, and they’re good at what they do. Vengeance took Luke Glass behind bars – but now he's free and he's never going back. Luke wants out of the gangster life – all he has to do is convince his family to let him go.
His brother holds the reins of the South London underworld in his brutal hands - nobody tells Danny Glass no and expects to live - not even DCI Oliver Stanford, bent copper and one of the Met's rising stars. The way Danny sees it, his younger brother and sister Nina owe him everything. The price he demands is loyalty, and a war with their arch enemy gives him the leverage he needs to tie Luke to the family once more.
Luke can't see a way out, until Danny commits a crime so terrible it can't be forgiven. Love turns to hate when secrets are unearthed which pit brother against brother. Left with no choice but to choose a side, Nina holds the fate of the family in her hands.
In the Glass family, Owen Mullen has created a crime dynasty to rival the Richardsons and the Krays. Heart-pounding, jaw-dropping with non-stop action, Family is perfect for fans of Martina Cole, Kimberley Chambers and Mandasue Heller.
What readers say about Owen Mullen:
'Owen Mullen knows how to ramp up the action just when it’s needed… he never fails to give you hard-hitting thrillers that have moments that will stay with you forever...'
'One of the very best thriller writers I have ever read.'
'Owen Mullen writes a good story, he really brings his characters to life and the endings are hard to guess and never what you expected.'
Ohhh my, this book got all the stars from me. What a read!
I really don't know what I was expecting when I dived into this book, but oh my it was better than anything I could have expected. Wow. I loved it.
This was my kind of book, A gritty, thrilling Gangland thriller. I'm not going to compare this book to other authors in this genre because I felt it was just in a class of it's own. I will certainly be watching for future books from this author.
For some people Family is everything, for others it's nothing.
Luke has just gotten out of prison and has decided the 'family firm' isn't for him. Way too much has gone on in the past and he needs to move on. However with a Brother like Luke's it may not be Possible. Danny is a control freak, dangerous and not a bit nice. He wants everything done his way.
There are some great shockers in this book and twists I can say 'I really didn't see them coming'
The more you read of this book the more you either like or hate the characters, The more you read, the more you can not put it down, but then you get to the point that as much as you need to carry on reading, you really dont wont it to end.
Bravo ~owen Mullen. Loved it and hope there will be more to follow.
The stunning new thriller from No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller Stuart MacBride.A village on the edge…
As a massive storm batters the Scottish coast, Gordon Smith’s home is falling into the North Sea. But the crumbling headland has revealed what he’s got buried in his garden: human remains.
A house full of secrets…
With the storm still raging, it’s too dangerous to retrieve the bodies and waves are devouring the evidence. Which means no one knows how many people Smith’s already killed and how many more he’ll kill if he can’t be found and stopped.
An investigator with nothing to lose…
The media are baying for blood, the top brass are after a scapegoat, and ex-Detective Inspector Ash Henderson is done playing nice. He’s got a killer to catch, and God help anyone who gets in his way.
‘Stuart MacBride’s deft plotting and whipcrack dialogue, along with a strong sense of place, make The Coffinmaker’s Garden a must read. If you like your serial killers with lashings of dark humour, this is for you’ Peter Robinson, no. 1 bestselling author of the DCI Banks series
'The Coffinmaker's Garden is brilliantly creepy, with the most cleverly conceived crime scene I've ever read. His legions of fans will love this – it's an unmistakable Stuart MacBride cocktail of dark violence and even darker humour’ Jane Casey, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Cutting Place
I hadn't realised this was the 3rd book in a series. If I had realised I would have read them in order. but hey ho, too late now. I could always read it again when i've read the first two books.
Its a very cold night in Scotland and a house on the coastal hill has it's garden crumbling away with the erosion. Bit by bit the garden is disappearing into the sea. This would be a nightmare at any time but this house has something very interested burried in the garden.. 'Human Remains'
Ash Henderson and Dr Alice MacDonald are called in to help with the case. Working for theLateral Investigative and Review Unit they are to work alongside the police.
I found this a really good story that felt so different from a normal thriller, it felt new and fresh. I liked in parts the dark humor in this book and as such a serious story to be told, it was good that you als get the occasional chuckle.
There are two big plot lines through this book, which makes for really interesting reading. A lot going on, which really adds to the intensity.
A gripping enjoyable read.
The enemy is close to home in The Manor, a gripping gangland thriller from the top five bestseller Jessie Keane.
Charlie Stone and Terry Barton have been blood brothers since the cradle. They grew up in the East End skimming along the bottom of the underworld, until Charlie took over the manor from the local mob and a twist of fate put him and his best mate on the road to the high life.
When Charlie and Terry both marry and have kids, everything is set. Both families have everything they ever wanted. But things begin to turn sour when Charlie’s adopted son Harlan starts to cause trouble.
It soon becomes clear that Harlan doesn’t just want to be number one son; he wants to be number one, full stop, and he wants Terry’s daughter Belle Barton by his side.
As the feud caused by Harlan spirals out of control it is left to Belle to pick up the pieces. Is she strong enough to take on Harlan Stone? And has she got what it takes to rule the manor . . .
Huge, Huge Jesse Keane fan here. I have read all her books and know to expect a gripping read. This book is one of the best I have read this year, my goodness 'keane can write a damn good book. Wow is pretty much all I want to say. Absolutely loved this book. It was gripping, thrilling and interesting but there was just something about this book that made it so easy and enjoyable to read. I flew through this book in no time. Something I regret the minute I've finished it, I should have tried to make it last longer but I just couldn't.
The enemy is close to home in The Manor, a gripping gangland thriller from the top five bestseller Jessie Keane.
Charlie Stone and his Best mate form childhood Terry Barton grew up in the East End. Becoming part of the criminal underworld at a young age. Charlie and Terry have always stood together.
They have gone through the good and bad together and continue to do so now they are well known faces. They both marry and both have a family, but problems start when it's revealed after the birth of their daughter, Charlies wife cannot have any more children. Wanting a Son to complete their family the go down the adoption route. This is when things really start to go wrong for Charlie and his family.
It seems that Charlies adopted son Harlen is out for trouble, right from a young age he thinks he's the one to take over from charlie.
Harlen is also fixate with Belle, Terry's daughter, he wants her and he doesn't belive he should be brushed off. As things begun to unfold you know what ever happens it's going to be trouble. Trouble is what it is, a nightmare for the two families will follow.
Can Harlan take what he belives should be his, or will the familes be able to get through it all.
Another book that is so difficult to review without giving spoilers. Everything about this book is gripping, breathtaking and nail biting. All the ususal cleches but all true. I could not put this book down, Jessie has excelled herself with this book. It's alway a worry when authors have done so many books that they start to go off the boil a little, this certainly isn't the case with Jesse Keane, she can engage the reader and reel them in right from the begininning fo the book. What a ride this one is . Bravo, can't wait for more.
All the stars and more.
Keep your friends close…When Grace Carter's boys are arrested for murder, she's forced to call on her most trusted and loyal connections to keep the boys out of prison. She'll even ask for help from those she would usually avoid like the plague…
But your enemies closer!DI Leigh Moss has the power to save Grace's boys, but she's determined to bring Grace and the Carter clan down once and for all. Leigh might owe Grace her life, but her loyalty now lies with her job and protecting the streets of Liverpool. Until Leigh needs Grace's help, too.
There is a battle coming to Liverpool and only the most loyal will survive.
A fantastic addition to an all ready brilliant series.
Well here we are, book 4 in the Bad Blood Series. Another stonker of a read. Loved each and everyone of these book in this series. Caz Finlay has developed a knack of making me hold my breath, bite my nails and fall off the edge of my seat while reading. Caz Finlay is smashing this author lark and moving on up to be with some of the best authors in this genre. Caz 'Please keep going, absolutely loving this series.
A family like no other, A gangland family run by the Mother. Grace Carter is a force to be reckoned with and here in book 4 she is as bold and fierce as ever. Loyalty to Grace is everything, if you can't trust those closest to you who can you trust.
This book has it all for a gripping read and believe me when I say, once started you will just need to finish it. The writing and characterisation is perfectly put together. characters you have gotten to know a little over the previous books continue to shine and grow.
Grace and Michael Carter are determined to get their boys out of prison and as parents they will use what ever means necessary to get their boys home.
Another book on my best Gritty Gangland book reads. Caz Finlay is an author who will be at the top of a lot of readers must read list.
I need more and I need it now!
Blood Brothers by Heather Atkinson.
When you’re running the streets, loyalty is everything…
Gangs rule the streets of the rough Gallowburn Estate in Glasgow, but the deepest rivalry of all is between Jamie Gray and his friends, known as the Blood Brothers, and their enemies, the Lawsons.
The two gangs clash frequently, but when a phone containing incriminating evidence disappears after a particularly brutal run-in, the stakes are higher than ever.
Jamie’s mother Jackie is as hard as nails and is not going to let anyone hurt her boy – even if she has to roll up her sleeves and get stuck in. What she wants more than anything though, is to see Jamie turn his back on the street life. And when he meets spoilt rich-girl Allegra, who has a penchant for shoplifting, Jackie thinks she could be Jamie’s way out.
But with the Lawsons closing in, and everyone taking sides, there is only one way out for Jamie, and to triumph he must take out his biggest enemy…
If you love Martina Cole, Kimberley Chambers, and Jessie Keane, you’ll love Heather Atkinson. Discover the bestselling author Heather Atkinson, her crackling plots, unforgettable characters and page-turning pace and you'll never look back...
What readers are saying about Heather Atkinson:
'Another brilliant book from Heather...she really is one the best in the business. '
'I have read ALL Heather Atkinson's books. They are all fantastic.'
'All Heather's books are action packed and have you on edge.'
'I stumbled upon Heather's books and I'm so glad I did , characters excellent and storylines are great , I find myself searching the book stores for more of them to read the minute I finish one.'
The first book in what I can only say is going to be an epic series. This author has written some of my favourite book series ever. I have loved each and every book by this author and believe me there are a lot.
In this book as her others, Heather has created some outstanding, memorable characters. A lot of these characters wil stay in your mind long after finishing this book. There is a hidden sense of humour in these books along with the gripping, gritty sometimes gruesome story.
To be honest when I first started reading this I thought it was a little tame compared to some of Heathers other books. But don't let that put you off, once this book ramps up and you have gotten to know everyone it really sucks you in. You will fly through the pages.
So, book 1 is set in Glasgow on the Gallowburn estate. Another of those estates that you love to read about, but don't want to live on. An estate where family and loyalty is important as is being able to look after yourself.
4 Guys from the estate known as The Blood Brothers, 4 friends, Jamie, Gary, Digger and Logan. Each on a character in their own right, the book is based around Jamie and his family, his frying pan lover of a mother and his younger Brother Charlie.
The Lawsons are The Blood Brothers, rivals. when they clash there is always trouble.
While working a local shop Jamie meets Allegra Abernethy, there story then turns into one crazy adventure. Jamie being from the estate and Allegra the daughter of a very controlling, rich, criminal father. She likes to spend her days away from home and away from her father.
I especially loved Jackie, Jamie's mum in this book, what a great character she is. she will have no one upsetting her cubs, Mamma bear will be there with her weapon of choice in her hand. Her frying pan.
Also Ephraim, he seems like such an oddball character you can't help but like him.
The whole cast of this book are amazing in their own rights, the story flows brilliantly and you are whisked along on a bumpy rollercoaster of a ride.
A must read for anyone who like the gritty gangland books.
Author Bio –
Heather Atkinson is the author of over fifty books - predominantly in the crime fiction genre. Although Lancashire born and bred she now lives with her family, including twin teenage daughters, on the beautiful west coast of Scotland. Her new gangland series for Boldwood, set on the fictional Gallowburn estate in Glasgow begins with Blood Brothers which will be published in December 2020.
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