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.
Gangland crime stories… The main characters are always ruthless with people that don’t follow the rules made by them.
In some series the boss is kind to his family, in others, like this one, the boss does not seem to love anyone. Not even himself.
It sounds weird that I have to say that I enjoyed the book a lot. It does not mean that I enjoy violence. Not at all! But the author makes you live every emotion in tenfold. It’s like you feel every blow, you cry every tear, you applaud every step the police closes in on the culprits and that’s what makes you so involved.
I asked for a sequel last time and I hope my prayers will be heard again, because this can’t be the end, can it? I certainly want more. A lot more.
As soon as I finish a book, I take a look on Goodreads. I am always curious to know what other people think about a story. At this moment 20 people gave a rating and 14 of them were worth 5 stars. I do agree wholeheartedly with them and will also give this author a handful of stars.
Thank you, Casey Kelleher and Bookouture
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.