You’ll do anything to save your family, even kill for them…

Anna Davis is under pressure. With her West End nightclub packed full every night and the opening of another club just around the corner, she knows she can’t take her eye off the ball.

Her boyfriend Freddie Tyler practically owns London’s West End and he’s got a big deal on – one that could make the Tylers the most powerful family in London. He’s going into business with crime boss Frank Gambino. But visiting Anna at work one night, Gambino tells her he’ll only sign the deal with Freddie on one condition – that she hands over Club Anya to him.

With tension growing between Anna and Freddie, her mind is on other things. She doesn’t notice that someone is watching her every move. She doesn’t realise just how much danger she’s in.

When one night she doesn’t return home, Freddie is beside himself with worry. And as he races to save Anna, one thing is for sure – he’ll get back the girl he loves. Even if it means taking down the whole of the London underworld to find her…

 

 

My review

When I read the previous book, I fell deeply in love with Freddie. I know it’s not the man your parents would like you to introduce them to, but beneath the tough surface, he does have a good heart and he is a like a vulcano. You never know when he is going to erupt or which stream of emotions are going to flow out of him.

I was really excited to meet up with the characters again and I could not put the book down. I finished it at 1.30 am! So Emma Tallon – sleep : 1 – 0. But it was worth every minute I lost sleep over it.

I was so proud of myself that I was right about who the culprit was. If you have read the prequel (of course you have lol) and you pay attention here, it’s quite clear, but the suspense as well as the reading pleasure remain on a high level the whole book through.

This story is like a minefield. Regularly one explodes and your heart stops for a few moments.

When you finally reluctantly close the book, because there were way too little pages, the only thing that goes through your mind is : When can I read the next book,please?

5 big, fat, shiny stars!

Thank you, Emma Tallon, Bookouture and Netgalley

 

About the author

Emma Tallon is a British, gritty crime writer, adventurer, Londoner and mother to a young son. Starting her career a few years ago as a ghostwriter, Emma crafted some of the most adventurous, edgy and heart-wrenching stories you can find on the shelves today.

In March 2017 Emma stepped out of the literary shadows and self-published her first book, Life Game. The book was an instant success, the results far exceeding anything she had expected. As news of Life Games popularity spread, she joined forces with W.F.Howes and the audiobook was launched in October 2017.

In December 2017, Emma signed a three book deal with publishers Bookouture. This included Life Game which was changed, re-edited and re-released as Runaway Girl.

Drawing inspiration for her books from a mixture of her own observations and an active imagination, the characters Emma paints are colourful and larger than life. Her story lines are an interesting recipe of deep emotion and violent grit, that keep her readers engrossed.

With two more books in the works for this series already, Emma has many more stories planned out for the future.