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Summary

Behind every strong woman is an epic story....

In the early years of the last century, a desperate young girl changes her name and flees the confines of her brutal, dominating gangland family in London. Now calling herself 'Diamond Dupree', she goes to Paris to become an artist's model, but the world there is different to what she had supposed it would be, and she soon falls on hard times. When she manages to escape at the end of the First World War, she leaves behind her a mystery - and a dead man.

Back home in London, she reluctantly rejoins the Soho family 'firm' she'd once been glad to leave behind. Having grown tougher during her time in Paris, she soon becomes a force to be reckoned with, a feared and respected gangland queen. But then she meets Jacob Dunne, the youngest son of a wealthy aristocratic family, and sparks fly.

But can she escape the long arm of the law and the hangman's noose when the crimes of her past finally catch up with her?

For fans of Martina Cole and Kimberley Chambers, as well as viewers of Peaky Blinders, this is historical crime fiction at its most compelling.

©2022 Jessie Keane (P)2022 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

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fabulous Read

Loved this Book. I have read all of Jessie Keanes work and thought I would struggle with the Era this was set in. But absolutely not. Brilliant as always

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Great book

Really enjoyed listening to this book, could not “put it down”. I really hope that their is a follow book, come on Ms Keane, don’t leave it there!

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Gripping story

Loved the story and the narrator. A definite recommendation, would recommend this book to friends and family

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I can't make up my mind if I liked it or not

I struggled to finish it. the French accent was annoying in the end. the story was just so all over the place.