Synopsis: Exiled from his beloved Newcastle sixteen years ago, Detective Sergeant Lee Jamieson is returning home in search of the teenage daughter he’s never met. With a good promotion under his belt and his parents gone, he’s ready to return to his roots and the warm Geordie spirit he has missed so much.
Much to his surprise, his first assignment is in Valley Park, a forgotten sink estate and home to some of the worst social deprivation in the country – the estate where he grew up, and where Nicola Kelly, the wife of a renowned local villain, calls home.
As Lee and Nicola’s lives become entwined through a series of dramatic events, they fall in love and embark on a dangerous affair that will change both of their lives forever. Nicola’s husband, Micky, has few scruples, and, as he feels her slipping away, tightens his grip on her affections.
In order for Lee and Nicola to be together, Micky Kelly has to go.
My Rating: 5/5
I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review so here it is #bookjunkies!
First can I say that despite my huge “TBR” pile I booted this book up as I had read some good reviews and feared I was missing out on something good. I was wrong…I was missing out on something GREAT! I adored this book! It was a mixture of grit, suspense, mayhem, murder, lust and love. The plot was cleverly written ~ full of twists and turns which had me speechless at times…and that is no mean feat!
I also found the characters to be incredibly believable. I mean they could be your neighbours they are just so….real! I felt a strong connection with a few of them for various different reasons. Even the baddies had some substance to them that at times I was torn…do I “get” them? Is that sympathy I am feeling? Should I be angry? Or do I hate them? See what I mean…torn!
Another thing I really liked was the ending…don’t worry, I won’t spoil anything but DAMN it was good. There was closure and hope and sadness…was this a crime novel!? (giggle)
Would I recommend this book… HELL YA! In fact, why are you still reading this…get yourself a copy quick!
I really look forward to what is next in store from this author and will be keeping a close eye out for the next book.
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