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When you’ve lost everything, you’ll do anything to survive.
Saskia Frost’s world is blown apart when her dad dies. Without any family, she’s on her own now and up to her eyeballs in her father’s debts. He owed a lot of money to some very dangerous men – Joshua and Vincent Harper. Before long, aspiring ballerina Saskia finds herself lap-dancing in a London club to survive. A club run by the infamous Harper brothers. Saskia is now their property and they’re going to make her pay every penny back.
Teenager Lena Cona has fled a cruel and controlling marriage. She arrives in England with her newborn daughter, desperately relying on strangers for help. But she soon learns that not everyone can be trusted as she finds herself caught in the clutches of Colin Jefferies, a twisted individual obsessed by his own sinister secrets. As the sickening truth is revealed, Lena is forced to fight for her life - and her baby’s.
When their worlds collide, Lena and Saskia form an unlikely friendship. But with the terrifying Harper brothers on their tail, as well as Lena’s vengeful and violent husband, can they escape with their lives?
Fans of Martina Cole and Kimberley Chambers will lose themselves in this brilliantly tense and gripping story.
I was super thrilled to receive an ARC of this book. So a huge thank you to the Publishers, The Author and Netgalley for an ARC of this book.
And being a huge CK fan could not wait to read this latest work of art.
As usual I wasn't disappointed.
It Kicks off with Saskia having just lost her father, and trying to cope with grief is bad enough on it's own, but finding out your dad has gambled everything you have away is heart breaking.
Vincent and Joshua Harper are not interested in any of that, they are owed money and that is all they want. It soon becomes clear that Saskia's life is never going to be her own, and she has to somehow pay all the money from her fathers gambling debts back, as these brothers are not going to be happy until they have it all. Saskia ends up agreeing to become lap dancer in the Harper brothers club, where she wants to raise money to pay them back and keep the home she has grown up with, the home that holds so many memories for her, her family home.
We are also introduce to Lena Cona an immigrant from Albania, who after escaping from an abusive and sorry but a complete arse hole of a husband she finds herself in England homeless, and running and not sure who she can trust.
When Saskia and Lena's worlds meet No one knows who can be trusted, and it soon becomes clear all is not as it seems. And you do not want the Harper brother against you.
Lena relying on anyone who can help her and her tiny baby Roza soon end up in the hands of Colin #CreepyColin.. ahhh enough said about him. My skin crawls just thinking of him and what he is up to. Absolutely brilliantly written into the story and a pretty gruesome story line.
It was amazing how all the parts of this book finally come together, woven together just brilliantly. At one point I could not see where it was all going and the surprise when it all slotted together was just brilliant.
The mind of this author is just amazing. And I have to admit it was great being able to read a Casey Kelleher book again. God the woman can write.
About the author:
Born in Cuckfield, West Sussex, Casey Kelleher grew up as an avid reader and a huge fan of author Martina Cole.
Whilst working as a beauty therapist and bringing up her three children together with her Husband, Casey penned her debut novel Rotten to the Core. Its success meant that she could give up her day job and concentrate on writing full time.
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