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Book Title: Reckless Girl
Author: Emma Tallon
Publication Day: October 8th, 2019
Buy Link: https://geni.us/B07V1RKHZ7Social
Fans of Martina Cole, Kimberley Chambers and Jessie Keane will be hooked by Reckless Girl.
She’s back and this time she has a score to settle.
Anna Davis and Freddie Tyler are finally getting their lives back on track when an unexpected face turns up on Freddie’s doorstep. Someone from the past. And she delivers a blow that will tear their lives apart.
Reeling from the news, Anna throws herself into her work. Her clubs are doing well and she’s opening a new business venture with best friend, Tanya. But she’s worried that her relationship with Freddie could be about to fall apart.
Freddie’s got big problems with the business. A new gang is in town, and they’re muscling in on Tyler turf and need to be dealt with. Plus, he’s still being closely watched by a Met detective determined to bring him down.
As Freddie plots to take out his rivals, tensions between him and Anna grow. Could this spell the end of their relationship? And will the rogue detective finally get the chance to arrest Freddie – burning the empire he’s built from scratch to the ground?
This book is the fifth book in the series about Anna and Freddie and I haven’t read any of the previous books. I actually think I’d have enjoyed it more had I done so as I initially struggled to keep track of just who is who, though I had sorted that out before too long! It is a crime thriller with gang land rivalry, threats of turf wars, family drama and police investigations – complete with an insider warning Freddie about just what the police have planned.
There are plenty of twists and turns with surprise revelations as the story progresses. It is an emotive read as it includes the turmoil of miscarriage, feelings of betrayal, an unknown son as well as the drama of the underworld, with its sense of menace and violence. This story is a thrilling rollercoaster ride, fast paced, intriguing and full or surprises. This is also an ongoing family saga, one that has yet to be concluded and the ending to this book leaves readers on a cliff hanger, ready for the next installment asap!
Many thanks to Bookouture for gifting me a copy of this book via NetGalley. This is my honest review after choosing to read it.
Emma Tallon is a British, gritty crime writer, adventurer, Londoner and mother to a young son. Starting her career a few years ago as a ghostwriter, Emma crafted some of the most adventurous, edgy and heart-wrenching stories you can find on the shelves today.
In March 2017 Emma stepped out of the literary shadows and self-published her first book, Life Game. The book was an instant success, the results far exceeding anything she had expected. As news of Life Games popularity spread, she joined forces with W.F.Howes and the audiobook was launched in October 2017.
In December 2017, Emma signed a three book deal with publishers Bookouture. This included Life Game which was changed, re-edited and re-released as Runaway Girl.
Drawing inspiration for her books from a mixture of her own observations and an active imagination, the characters Emma paints are colourful and larger than life. Her story lines are an interesting recipe of deep emotion and violent grit, that keep her readers engrossed.
With more books in the works for this series already, Emma has many more stories planned out for the future.
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Many thanks to Bookouture for gifting me a copy of this book via NetGalley and providing materials for this post. The review is my honest opinion after choosing to read this book.