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Publisher's Summary

Murder, loyalty and vengeance collide in Jessie Keane's gritty fourth novel.

Lily King has spent years behind bars.

Convicted of murdering her husband, London villain Leo King, she hasn't been missed. Everyone believes she got what she deserved, but Lily knows she was fitted up.

Now she's out, and she doesn't do forgiveness. In her absence things have moved on, and the old order has changed. But now she's ready to reclaim her position as head of the King family.

Fuelled by vengeance, Lily King is back, and some people aren't going to know what's hit them.

©2010 Jessie Keane (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"Fans of Martina Cole will love this." ( Teesside Evening Gazette)
"Keane's have a grittiness and strong sense of place and character that make them especially compelling." ( Choice)

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  • 07-04-2020

Organized crime + fairy tale = Poor pairing.

An organized crime fairy tale (as incongruous as it sounds). Gratuitous repetition of scenarios, themes. etc. Characters' reaction to absolutely everything is 'Jesus!' or 'Christ! - used more excessively than a bad comedian uses the 'F' word.

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  • Fersh
  • 18-08-2017

Compelling story

Well done, Jesse Keane, for a great story and rounded characters. Definitely Martina Cole-like but no facsimile. I loved it.

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  • Anna Walker
  • 07-03-2021

Gripping !!!!

Wow didn’t see half the twists and turns. I’ve finished Cole , chambers Barnes and roses books and was at a loss what to read that’s similar this is very good found a new author. Well written and descriptive and a great story line.

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  • Sarah J
  • 07-01-2021

Jail Bird

First time listening to a Jessie Keane novel as I've gone through all Martina Cole amd Kimberley Chambers and I must say after this book it looks like I'll be reading/listening to all Jessie's novels too. Brilliant story and awesome twists, excellently written xx

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  • barbara smith
  • 04-09-2020

Very good

Very good story. Kept me hanging on right to the end. Well worth a read

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  • ronald jackson
  • 23-08-2020

Excellent book

Very good story as all her books are looking forward to her latest book at the end of the year

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  • Anne
  • 11-04-2018

great listen

loved the intrigue of this book. the plot and the characters brought to life by the amazing narration.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-11-2017

Brilliant

A great twist to it. Keeps you guessing nearly to the end. I loved it.

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  • julie malloy
  • 01-11-2017

excellent.

loved it. narrator was great and told a great story with real feeling. can't wait to read another Jessie Keane.

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  • Samantha
  • 09-10-2017

yawn

such a weak story ..... kept hoping it would get gritty but alas it struggled

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