There’s a new girl in town and she has a score to settle.
Scarlet Drew isn’t to be messed with. As the daughter of a notorious London gangster, she’s got enough street smarts to take on the world. When someone close to Scarlet is murdered in cold blood on the East End streets where she grew up, her family’s honour is at stake and she can only think of one thing – revenge.
Joining her aunt Lily at the head of the family business, Scarlet soon realises that the murder is just one part of a plot by a rival firm to take down the entire Drew empire, and she fears that her aunt could be their next target.
As everything they built begins to crumble, the Drew family find their livelihood and their reputations under pressure. Then, Scarlet’s estranged cousin Ruby suddenly comes back into the family, with a revelation that could tear the Drews apart. But can she be trusted? As Scarlet makes some tough decisions, one thing is for sure: family means everything to her and she will stop at nothing to protect it, even if it means putting her own life at risk.
This is a sad day and a happy day at the same time. A happy one because one of my favourite authors is back with a new series 😊:, but a sad one because does this mean that I will never “see” Freddie Tyler again? ☹ Who knows what the author has up her sleeve? Well, I already do now. 😉
Anyway let’s focus on the happy part. I love this gangland crimes. They are very fierce but they are prepared to die for everyone they consider as being a part of their family.
Come and meet the Drews. They are dealing with some unsavoury businesses and characters and when you drive them into a corner, they will come back to haunt you. Don’t mess with them if you want to able to sleep at night without keeping your eyes wide open.
The head of a gang is often a man, but don’t underestimate the ladies. They can be as hard as nails as well and when they are on the warpath seeking revenge, you better watch out.
I really enjoyed the first book in this new series. The short chapters and the captivating storytelling take you on a journey you don’t want to end. 5 stars
Thank you, Emma Tallon and Bookouture.
About the author
Emma Tallon is a British author of gripping, gritty, organised crime thrillers and mother of two. Having started her writing career as a freelance ghostwriter, Emma finished her first novel, Runaway Girl, in 2016, and became an author full time. Since then she has written several other novels for her publisher and has carved out a successful career for herself from her home in Milton Keynes, where she can usually be found typing away in her office surrounded by large stacks of books and Post-it Notes full of ideas for future stories.