Fans of Kimberley Chambers’ Queenie and Martina Cole will love this unputdownable crime thriller from bestselling crime author Emma Tallon.
Sometimes revenge is the only option.
Anna Davies is young, smart and successful, plus she’s the head of one of London’s biggest crime networks. She’s seen off her abusive ex-boyfriend and cut her teeth managing clubs around London’s West End. But nothing could have prepared her for what’s around the corner…
Beautiful, rich and powerful, Sophia Ivanov has been sniffing around Anna’s business empire and she’s got only one thing on her mind – revenge. She’s convinced Anna and her gangster boyfriend, Freddie Tyler, killed her Russian crime boss husband, Alexis, and she’s determined to make them pay.
When Sophia turns up at their club one night, it’s clear she’s not there for a friendly visit and tensions begin to flare. Anna knows Sophia is a danger to their business, but she doesn’t realise how much until Freddie finds himself in unthinkable danger. Can Anna and Freddie get rid of Sophia once and for all… and what will be left when the fighting stops?
I know it's something we all say from time to time but my goodness, I COULD NOT PUT THIS DOWN!
One that certainly got my heart beating. It was beating that fast my fitbit thought I'd been for a run.
I have just loved this series, each and every book you learn more about the characters their lives everything they stand for. the author here has created a fantastic set of characters that work so well together.
Betrayal, loyalty, Revenge, gangsters, guns this book has it all.
we are Back with the Tyler brothers, Anna and Tanya, these characters feel like they are people I know, I've followed them so far on an epic journey. The author has done a first class job creating such unique and individual characters.
There seems to be so much to deal with this time around, so much going and you don't have a clue in which way things are going. They thought they'd seen the last of the Russians but it seems the wife of missing Alexis is on the war path and thinks that Freddie may have killed him. Will hidden secrets surface and destroy Anna and Freddie's relationship that finally seems to be back on track.
Anna is struggling with what she see's as a betrayal from a close friend, it's tough seeing a great friendship crumbling but sometimes you just can not forgive.
Seeing this story not only carry on from book to book but with each new book we have new enemies, new characters and this flows seamlessly through each book just reeling you in that little bit more. This series is like a drug it's set out to get you and once it has there is not giving up.
These books should come with an addiction warning.
So so good, I can't recommend this series highly enough.
If you can't trust those nearest to you, who can you trust?
‘Hugely confident … harrowing, visceral … recommended’ Ian Rankin
A murdered woman…
When the body of a young woman is found in a local park, DC Maggie Jamieson knows she’s dealing with no ordinary killer. The murder victim has been disfigured; her outfit changed to resemble someone else. Someone Maggie knows all too well…her close friend Dr Kate Moloney.
A determined detective…
Maggie is determined to keep her friend safe, but with Kate already struggling with a threatening stalker, Maggie now fears Kate’s life is in real danger. Who else would want to harm Kate and why else would the killer be turning his victims into exact replicas – his living dolls?
Can Maggie find the depraved killer? Or will Kate become his next living doll?
‘Kept me hooked’ Angela Marsons
‘An excellent read’ Martina Cole
'Gritty, dark and chilling’ Mel Sherratt
I really don't know what to write about this book. Just buy it doesn't seem enough. Firstly I really was looking forward to reading this book, I have read the authors first two books and loved them. So when I got the chance to read this I was foaming at the mouth to start it.
I did think maybe the author had put to much into the first two books and there was no way she could top those. How wrong was I!
Noelle has delivered again. Being a book blogger, working in publishing and being an avid reader must really add to the authors writing as she just knows what her readers want.
Something Gripping, addictive, chilling yet believable and it's all delivered here. Brilliant and believable characters and I have to say there was a character that appeared in this book that was also in book one and it's good to see her making something of her life.
When the body of a young lady is found DC Maggie Jamieson has a terrible time, she's believing it's someone she knows. She's so grateful when she finds its not her friend Dr Kate Moloney.
It seems the killer has dressed the victim to look like Kate. How sick is that, this shows what sort of monster they are dealing with.
At the beginning of this book it's almost like Maggie is taking Kates stalker more serieously that Kate is. It isn't really to long before Kate seems to grasp how serious the matter is.
I love a book that keeps you second guessing and keeps you on your toes the whole way through.
It's dark and creepy in parts which makes it 'Dead Perfect' I'm loving this authors twisted mind.
Noelle Holten is an award-winning blogger at www.crimebookjunkie.co.uk. She is the PR & Social Media Manager for Bookouture, a leading digital publisher in the UK, and worked as a Senior Probation Officer for eighteen years, covering a variety of risk cases as well as working in a multi agency setting. She has three Hons BA’s – Philosophy, Sociology (Crime & Deviance) and Community Justice – and a Masters in Criminology. Noelle’s hobbies include reading, attending as many book festivals as she can afford and sharing the booklove via her blog.
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She wanted to save a life. Now she must fight to save herself.
When DC Lucy Murphy meets Debra, wife of feared drug dealer Gerard Jennings, she sees a young woman in urgent need of help. Brutalised by her husband, Debra is too terrified to tell the police what she knows. But Lucy is determined to bring Gerard down – for Debra’s sake, and the safety of the Griffin Estate.
Meanwhile, after the death of one of his drug runners, Gerard is under pressure from his bosses to prove he’s still up to the job. Facing threats of violence as well as police interest, Gerard is getting desperate – and desperate men are the most dangerous of all.
As Lucy prepares to go undercover in Gerard’s gang to get the evidence she needs to arrest him, her beloved grandmother Winnie starts acting strangely. She mentions a man visiting her at night in her care home, but that makes no sense – does it?
Any distraction could prove deadly for Lucy and the people she’s trying to protect. But she has backed a vicious man into a corner, and he’ll stop at nothing to get what he wants.
A gritty, shocking, action-packed thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat until the very last page. Fans of Martina Cole, Kimberley Chambers and Jessie Keane will love this.
Casey Kelleher is one of my all time favourite authors. Most of the time I don't even read what the book is about. I know I'll love it. This one is no different, exciting, nail-biting tension that has you hooked from early on in the book. My personal view is read the first book before starting this one, but If you are someone who doesn't mind reading out of order this could well be read as a stand alone.
I love meeting familiar people again, this is book 2 back with DC Lucy Murphy. This book is set in London on the notorious Griffin Estate, an estate I could read about forever but not actually want to visit. Coping with things from her past Lucy is a brilliantly written character, She has history but is also focused on the here and now. She has a job to do and she will do it. She's a strong and determined lady.
Lucy is set to go undercover and try and bring down a very nasty and dangerous man. Is Lucy really up to this job or is it all a front.
Things could go very wrong here and going under cover is never easy. When you have family issues that are playing on your mind this could be deadly.
Another action packed, gritty page turner from this very talented author.
To catch a villain sometimes you have to become one.
Bailey's Back! From the bestselling author of Jailbird.
Detective Constable Bailey Morgan is back doing what she does best – working undercover.
This time she has to infiltrate the inner circle of a notorious underworld family. Posing as a fellow villain, she is on a one-woman mission to bring the family to their knees.
But things are never that simple. Bailey finds that she is forced to confront shadowy wraiths from her past and will come face-to-face with a set of devastating revelations that will shatter her world and threaten her very existence.
With only herself to trust, Bailey is on her own and the stakes are higher than ever.
Heart-stopping and gripping. Perfect for the fans of hit TV shows such as Line of Duty and Gangs of London.
Another brilliant read from this author.
The main character is undercover Detective Constable Bailey Morgan. This character is fantastic. I love everything about her, the author has done an amazing job Building a character that can do nothing but grow.
Bailey has to infiltrate the inner circle of a notorious underworld family. Posing as a fellow villain, she is on a one-woman mission to bring the family to their knees. But we all know this isn't going to be easy or straight forward and with a family as tight as The Malloy family. This family may contain nuts, if you have an allergy stay away from them. They are not the nicest of families and the lengths they go to, to remain notorious is not for the faint hearted. Twists, turns a rollercoaster of a ride but one that will leave you wondering what the hell can come next for Bailey.
Can Baily get in with them, can she bring them down. Is her personal life going to interfere with her mission or will she lose focus. Reading this book is the only way you'll find out.
Becoming a huge fan of this authors work and I for one can't wait for more. I think this author is well suited to this genre and will be flying high with some of the best very soon.
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