Scarlet Drew is new to London’s criminal underworld, but she’s hell bent on making a name for herself as joint head of the family firm alongside her aunt Lily. But when Scarlet finds herself alone with a rival business owner at a black-tie event, she is little prepared for what happens next.
Determined not to let the drunken lech get away with his crime, Scarlet hatches a plan for revenge – she’s going to steal his most valuable asset and put her name on the map. But as she gets to work, she fails to notice a silent stranger watching her every move. Someone knows exactly what she’s up to, and is plotting their own way to get their hands on the priceless goods.
Face to face with a new enemy, Scarlet fears the Drews may have finally met their match. With the whole family at risk, it’s going to take everything they have to stop their empire going up in smoke. But will everyone survive the fight?
Gangland crime … A world where the powerful men are ruthless and where the powerful women might even be more dangerous. They are beautiful, rich and elegant, but don’t let their looks fool you. Underneath they are lionesses fighting for who they love and what is theirs.
More than once I was yelling: ‘Watch out! It’s a trap’, but who is trapping who and who will be the biggest loser in the end?
Gangland crime also means revenge and payback. It’s often very cruel,because if they want something from you, they will get it. They will make you talk. One particular scene I was going ‘iiiiieeeeuuuuwww’. I assure you I felt it too. 🙂
There is of course more than violence and crime. This story is also about the deep love for your family even though for them family means more than just blood relatives, about forgiveness once the rage dies down, about finding a new purpose in life, about new love and acceptance, about disappointment.
When you reach the last chapter, you think: ‘oh no, I don’t want this story to end’, but you have book three to look forward to. You already start to count down and then the author makes you wish time would hurry up. Sometimes you wish you could turn back the clock. Now you wish you could turn it forward. 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.