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- ISBN-10 : 0007491808
- Paperback : 560 pages
- Product Dimensions : 12.9 x 3.5 x 19.8 cm
- ISBN-13 : 978-0007491803
- Publisher : HarperCollins - GB (1 August 2013)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: 264,468 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Jessie Keane was born in Hampshire, the only girl in a large wealthy family. An early writer, she began winning literary prizes at age eight.
Jessie’s bestselling novel Dirty Game was published in 2008. A series of successful books featuring the central character, Anne Bailey, followed, including Scarlett Woman, Black Widow and Playing Dead. Jessie has earned five National Book Awards for her work. She currently resides in London and Hampshire.
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I am definitely a fan of Jessie Keane, having already purchased Annie Carter #3 & 4 and Jessie Keane and Annie Carter have without doubt filled the hole that a Certain mrs Cole left when she began churning out the repetitive drivel she passed off as new books recently.
All in All if you are a fan of Martina, or British crime in General give Jessie a go, you won't be disappointed.
I have to say, the book starts quite quick and then slows down a bit but keeps you engrossed. Annie's character, albeit she has had a shock, seemed a light version of her previous hard as nails character. I didn't like it and it seemed to take forever for Annie to get with it and come into her character. For that reason the book almost got a 3 star rating, however, over half way through it starts to pick up and I couldn't put it down. Annie becomes the Annie we know of old and tackles things head on and does what she has to to try and get her family back.
I also wasn't overly impressed with the massacres in this book, not in how they are done as the writing is fine but it just seemed overkill and not required. I am going to get into the third book soon and hoping things are evened out a bit. We see the characters of the past back in this tale and it is nice to read about people we have met in the previous book. There are a few new faces in this one, some to love and some to hate. I would recommend reading the first in this series as it helps build up your picture of what Annie is really like and a love for the other characters. This one I was on the fence with for quite a bit but the latter half of the book really saved it so 4/5 for me this time.
Martina Cole reader's will like the Annie Carter series can't wait to get the next in the series.