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Handsome Frank Rossi took Matty Gilbie away from her working class roots in East London, promising her fame and fortune. As his wife, she would be half of a power couple. But the Wall Street Crash puts paid to all that, and as Frank becomes more violent, Matty flees in the dead of night. Once home in Bermondsey, she goes into hiding, but Frank is on the move, determined to find her and get her back.

©2017 Mary Gibson (P)2017 W.F. Howes Ltd

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Another great Mary Gibson read

I love every minute of the story. Mary has a way of making her characters come alive and I get emotionally involved when I listen to her books

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what a struggle! A bit insulting really

Pity the main chracter is such a basic bitch. Hard to feel sorry or relate to someone who gets exactly what's coming for them.

Mattie gets into trouble then has others fight her battles, whilst laughing (literally laughing) about dealing with it herself. But *sigh* don't we all know women are weak helpless things!

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  • Karen Hubbard
  • 26-03-2017

Loved this story

Listened to this book over a weekend , loved the story and of course the narrator she brings this book to life

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  • Jaqui Thompson
  • 11-08-2018

Superb Sequel

I read this after custard Tarts And Broken Hearts, Matties story is so many re epic than that of Nellies in the prequel book. I was on the edge of my seat waiting for the next twist in this fabulous book!

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  • Prudentpru
  • 23-04-2018

great book

really enjoyed this book, great listening on audio, fantastic if your a busy person, but love to read

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  • gabs
  • 22-07-2017

😊😊😊

I really enjoyed this book. It kept me fully engaged from the beginning to the end and I loved it.

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  • Jenna
  • 06-06-2020

great story highly recommended

great story, great narrator voices , highly recommended and could listen to it more than once

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  • Mrs P.
  • 30-06-2017

Lovely Story

I really enjoyed this book, twists & turns with a lovely ending. Always like a book more when read by Ann Dover😀

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  • Jan Friday
  • 10-06-2017

Brilliant

Brilliant story hard to put down listened all day. Would love to have more on my Kindle

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  • V. Davy
  • 11-04-2017

Another great Mary Gibson story

Have read the previous Mary Gibson books so def had to get this, esp as Anne Dover narrating is superb - and I warmed to the familiar characters and liked the depth of the storyline - there were some twists interspersed throughout & I learnt alot about the history and health side of London in the 30's. The setting was different to some books of Mary's and I liked the authenticity of it all. It rang true both in stories and characterisation.
It was a change from a war time setting but still had the warmth of people pulling together. 5 stars

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-02-2021

getting used to the narration now

I'm really enjoying these books! fabulously told with loveable characters! I know they're stand alone story's (although this is kind of a sequel) but the tales do travel through time and it would be great if they could include the time periods in the blurb at the very top so you don't have to search for them so you can listen in chronological order. Originally I found Anne Dover's narration a little 'old' in books where she's portraying young women in their teens/early 20s and I had to keep reminding myself they're not middle aged! but I'm getting used to her style now and I'm really enjoying the stories. I found it fascinating reading about time periods my grandparents/parents have lived through and how hard their lives were, even if they are fictional tales. Definitely worth a read/listen! Thanks for keeping me company whilst shielding during lock down and stopping me from going mad!

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  • V_Nerdbooks
  • 02-01-2021

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loved it from start to the end .What a gal .Storyline very good well received

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