She's made a deal with a devil... THE PACT
Eve Weston, daughter of recently deceased con man Alexander Weston, knows a good deal when she sees it - and this one doesn't even come close. But if she doesn't want her vulnerable brother Terry being beaten to a pulp in jail, she can't afford to be fussy.
In desperation Eve turns to another prisoner, a dangerous-seeming individual called Martin Cavelli. They make a secret pact: if Cavelli protects Terry then she will pay whatever it costs.
But making a deal with the Devil comes at a price, and after a break-in and a viscous assault Eve begins to question her choice. It seems Cavelli is leading her straight into Hell, and now it's not only her brother's life on the line . . .
NO ONE KNOWS CRIME LIKE KRAY
PRAISE FOR ROBERTA KRAY'S GRITTY CRIME THRILLERS
'Great writing, gripping story, loved it!'
'Well into Martina Cole territory'
'Action, intrigue. . . sure to please any crime fiction fans'
'A compelling mystery'
Eve Weston's younger brother is in jail, her cancer-ridden father has committed suicide and she's been fired from her job for something she didn't do then things get really complicated for the 34-year-old former legal secretary in Kray's skillful if overlong sophomore effort (after 2006's The Debt). The collateral damage piles up while Eve, who's moved from London to her father's flat in Norwich, struggles to unravel the myriad skeins that tangle her life: her brother's real role in the robbery he was sentenced for; the meaning of her father's death; the handsome policeman wooing her; the packages she's guarding for the con protecting her brother and the mysterious item that someone named Joe thinks she is hiding. Though Kray choreographs too many unlikely convergences, she delivers well-drawn minor characters and a resilient, appealing heroine who uses brains and beauty to deal with the devils that beset her.
Don’t believe the pub date !
Book was published in 2007