Murder, loyalty and vengeance collide in Jessie Keane’s gritty fourth novel.
Life is good for Gracie Doyle - running her Manchester casino keeps her busy. Until the police turn up at her door one day and her world is turned upside down. She is given news that her two estranged brothers have been viciously attacked. George is in hospital on a ventilator and worringly, Harry is missing.
Gracie has no option but to leave the good life and dip her toe into the murky waters of her East End past. She leaves for London in an attempt to avenge her brothers and in doing so uncovers some unsavoury secrets about the lifestyle they've been leading. Their little games have got them into big trouble with the wrong people…
She must keep her wits about her and try to find Harry, or it could prove fatal…
Praise for Jessie Keane:
‘This is a riveting story, with gutsy, gritty characters and a genuine feel for the period.’ Books Monthly
‘A cracking story from a great new writer’ Mandasue Heller
About the author
Jessie Keane is the bestselling author of the Annie Carter trilogy, Dirty Game, Black Widow and Scarlet Women. Her most recent novel, Jail Bird, introduces a new heroine, Gracie Doyle that fans will love. Jessie lives in Hampshire.
In this solid suspense novel from Keane (Jail Bird), Gracie Doyle, a Manchester casino owner, returns to London, where she grew up in the East End, after hearing distressing news about her two estranged brothers: George has been brutally attacked and is in the hospital, while Harry has gone missing. George and Harry, we learn in flashbacks, set up their own escort business. George struggled with his feelings for a male "punter" on the run, while Harry fell for a woman from Hong Kong. In searching for answers, Gracie and her mother become the targets of some unknown scoundrel. Gracie's estranged husband, Lorcan, who also runs a casino, lends a helping hand. Gracie thinks "they were probably all doomed, every last one of the Doyles," but despite her well-justified fears, the human heart triumphs over evil in a story that has more to do with family reconciliation than catching the bad guy.