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Published by Accent Press, 26 November
2016. ISBN: 978-1-9109-3981-9
Fighting for a better
life seventeen year-old Alysha formed a band of girls to rid the Aviary Estate where
they live in South London of the gangs that control the estate.Eventually, the girls who called themselves
the Alley Cats, with the help of DI Georgia Johnson managed to obtain a council
grant to rebuild the run-down community Hall and the grounds.Thus providing a place for the youngsters to
meet and play rather than sell themselves and drugs to survive. Could the residents
of the Aviary Estate one day live normal lives?
However, the help from the police came with a price tag and
the girls are now paid informers, which carries a death sentence from all the
gangs should the information become known.So Alysha and her trusted lieutenants, Panther, Lox and Tink walk a
tight rope, but one they are willing to do it in the hope that their children
can live a life free from drugs, starvation, stealing and prostitution.
As the book opens, the community centre has been burnt down.
Was it the work of the EIB’s, East is
Best gang run by the ruthless Zhanf family, or the RIP’s Rifles in Peckham
gang, both determined to take over the Aviary estate, to peddle their drugs.
Whilst the girls have agreed as part of the deal with the police
not to be involved with anything unlawful, it is proving difficult. With the
community centre burnt down the council are unwilling to put their hand in
their pocket again, so to hold onto what they have achieved the girls need
money to rebuild the centre themselves. When an opportunity presents itself they agree
it is worth the risk. But with two rival
gangs gunning for them, can the AC’s hold off the vicious EIB’s and RIP’s, keep
the police onside, and rescue one of their own who has been kidnapped by one of
It’s a tall order but one that makes for a riveting, heart
in your mouth read as the ACs try valiantly to keep control of the situation
which is spiralling totally out of control.
Gritty, fast paced, this page-turner harshly illustrates
life on a South London Estate terrorised and controlled by drug dealing gangs. The
action mounts to a terrifying climax as the differing fractions collide.Not to be missed.
Linda Reganis the author of six
police procedural crime novels. She is also an actress. She holds a Masters
degree in critical writing and journalism, and writes a regular column,
including book reviews, for three magazines. She also presents the book-club
spot on BBC Radio Kent.
She is an avid reader, and welcomes the chance to read new writers