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Published by Quercus, 14 May 2020. ISBN:
Set in Glasgow, this is the third in a
series featuring gritty Kerry Casey, who became gang boss after the brutal murder
of a relative. Now, crime iron lady Kerry,
who is pregnant, is minded to turn legit although when a villainous friend of
her father comes calling for help, she can’t resist becoming involved in the
aftermath of a murky, notorious heist from a Hatton Garden safe deposit
facility. The underworld theft includes
rare diamonds and precious jewelery plus highly incriminating evidence —photographs
and DVDs— of prominent members of the government that if made public, would
undoubtedly lead to their exposure, disgrace and incarceration.Kerry is gleeful - it’s payback time.
isn’t the only tough, Corleone-type female character. Hannah, a younger, ex jailbird
is another and she’s learning fast from mentor, Kerry. Two formidable dames confront the male
criminal fraternity, a world that is fraught with blood and bullets, Russian
racketeers, hoodlums, Italian mafia, and incredible dimwits who mess with these
women at their peril.
story is an accomplished, action-packed shoot-out. Violent and brutal incidents stack up leaving
the reader breathless wondering what is next going to happen to whom.Anna Smith is not an author I have encountered before, but she has a sure
touch, deftly stitching the plot and sub-plot together, possesses the rare
ability to produce one dark, nail-biting page after another and has truly
mastered the craft of writing a slick, gripping, high octane, never- a -dull
moment thriller, not an easy thing to do.
read the book in one sitting and am full of admiration for the way the author
has the reader on tenterhooks bang off from page one. The end is such that it signals that there is a
follow-up in the offing.Can’t wait! Highly recommended.
Anna Smith. After a lifetime as a tabloid
journalist, wading through other people's misery on the frontline all over the
world, she decided to put her experiences to good use. And so, the series of
Rosie Gilmour novels were born, featuring a Glasgow journalist trying to tear
down the world of corruption and injustice.Her debut novel was The Dead Won't
Sleep, the story of police corruption, prostitution and a child sex ring in
a children's home. This was followed by To
Tell the Truth, about a toddler stolen from a beach while on holiday with
her parents in Spain.Anna has now
written six books in Rosie Gilmour series.Her most recent series is set in Glasgow and features gang boss Kerry Casey.
There are currently three books in the series.
Serena Fairfaxspent her childhood in India,
qualified as a lawyer in England and practised in London for many years. She
began writing by contributing feature articles to legal periodicalsthen turned her hand to fiction. Having
published nine novels all, bar one, hardwired with a romantic theme, she has
also written short stories and accounts of her explorations off the beaten
track that feature on her blog. A tenth, distinctly unromantic, novel is a work
in progress. Thrillers, crime and mystery narratives, collecting old masks and
singing are a few of her favourite things.