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Jessie Keane has produced a trilogy of books. They are all running along the crime/thriller end of the market with a strong female lead. We have yet to experience what else she has to bring.
This book is the follow up from book 1 (Dirty Game) and book 2 (Black Widow). Once again Annie Carter is back in London and trying to run her husbands business. It's now the 70's and her arch enemy's the Delaney's are still around and running the brothel that her good friend Dolly runs. When prostitutes start getting killed Annie gets involved, wanting to know who is involved. In doing that she gets herself caught up in the middle of a war and puts her own life at risk. One of close friend's Chris Brown ends up being framed for the murders and Dolly want's to do everything she can to clear his name. Not only does she have to find the culprit, but she is working against her own boys who don't like answering to a woman. She is working at having to prove herself as the Boss and also manage looking after her business along with her young daughter Layla. When Constantine Barolli turns up it complicates the situation even further. He is a dangerous Mob Boss and Annie finds herself fighting off her real feelings for him in an attempt to keep her business at the top. Can she find the real killer before it is too late or will she end up having to identify another young girl?
This book was an absolute corker and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was well worth the wait for the final instalment in the Annie Carter books. I didn't put this down once I'd started. The writing style and the fact that you know this is the conclusion keeps you turning page after page. The only negative is what to expect from Jessie Keane next. With her last three books being as good as they have been there are high expectations for the next one. I can't wait!
After reading the the annie carter series I found this to be a real let down, with not a great story to it, a lot of what I read didn't really have me to believe in her character... it just didn't add up that she was tough enough and there were a few terrible one liners supposedly from very dangerous underworld bad guys. Such as :- "how about this for a match, my arse your face" I'm sorry but that is something a school kid would say. I would advice that u save ur money and time..... sorry Jessie 👎👎👎
Well Annie is some woman and hard as nails widowed and trying to run a empire plus raise a daughter all on her own girl power.
Annie hunts down her friends killer by never giving up and always looking for the good in people. Set in gang war times she finds herself in some scrapes but always comes out of it just a bit shaken. Dolly her long time friend well makes things a little hard for her but she has her problems too. Its a good read I have enjoyed the other 2 books as well but will continue to read the rest of the books as the story unfolds.
Bring on book 4 (although I've now read it) Love the Max and Annie stories. Jessie Keane is a fantastic author. I adore her style of writing, as soon as I pick a book of hers up I don't want to put it down! Credit where credits due and this lady needs it in bucket loads!! Scarlet Women is just as good if not better than the first 2 books. I would say if you're reading this review wondering if you should purchase the answer is you should. Only read Dirty Game first, and then Black widow. If you read them in order you will truly appreciate the characters in the book! Happy reading folks.
Another great read from Jessie Keane. I fell on her books by accident, having read all of Martina Cole's books I was looking for something in the same genre and saw that Martina had praised her books, so at a car boot I picked up Black Widow and began my journey, I couldn't put it down!!!! I was so engrossed that with the help of my local library I sourced some more. I cannot praise Jessie and her writing enough, the plot with twists and turns to keep you guessing putting different angles here and there. You think you have sussed who did what and she throws another spanner in the mix. I was captivated right up to the last page which I have just finished at 3am . So to bed I go happy in the knowledge that I can start another thrilling book later today!!! In case your wondering it is safe to say that I highly recommend reading all of these Jessie Keane books night night x
Loved the first 2 in the series and couldn't put down however this one was just nowhere near as good. All focused around 1 character who frankly I cared nothing about. There was not a huge reference to her in first 2 books I did not think. Focusing solely on who killed Aretha I was not interested. Found myself scanning to get through it. Hoping the next one better or I'll not be reading anymore from author.
hi i have really enjoyed this book. Annie Carter becomes the detective in this one to help solve the murder of her friend. It is a great read and i found this book better than dirty game the first book in the series. By the time you are reading this (3rd book in the series) you already love anne carter and want to know what happens to her and you want the series to continue and cant wait for the next book. Each book is great but you do need to read them in sequence and i think each book gets better. i would recommend these books to anyone who has read martina cole i found these books easier and dare i say better than most of the martina cole books ive read.
This was the climax to the previous 2 novels in the Carter/Delaney series and was by far the best of the 3 books. The other 2 were good but this was unputdwonable and went with me everyhwere over the 2 days I read it. This was a usual fast paced page turner with twists everywhere and a fantastic conclusion to an excellent trilogy. Loved it and would highly recommend all 3 novels from this author who has just equalled if not taken over Martina Cole in this genre of novel.