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Summary

Betrayal, family loyalties, secrets: not all gangsters live in the East End. 

Two families run this part of Manchester: the Johnsons and the Bennetts. With the head of the Johnson family banged up, the Bennetts have made their move. But power comes at a price....

Now Charlie Johnson is out of prison and he wants his empire back. But the Bennetts have had a taste of the money and the control. Charlie’s sons want to strike now and destroy their rivals, but Charlie wants to wait. He has a personal score to settle.

Charlie’s wife, Janey, hates that her controlling husband is home from prison and is hatching a plan to leave him, but she knows he won’t let her go easily—not with the secrets she carries. She needs allies—and through her daughter and her passionate affairs, she may have found the way out she needs.

But for all of them, getting what they want will mean risking everything.

©2022 Karen Woods (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"The Northern Martina Cole. Karen Woods writes about Manchester with a page-turning fierceness." (Melanie Blake)

"Wow! Karen Woods has delivered a gripping read full of grit and with characters to keep you turning the pages. And that ending! I didn’t see that coming at all. Loved it. Five huge stars from me." (Caz Finlay, author of the Bad Blood series)

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another great book

I've read 2 books by Karen woods before.they do not disappoint.. it's like a crime book but in a council estate.. very honest sweary and lots of crime.. just brilliant right up my street . finished it in 3 days

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Love this narrator

The story was good. Narrator did a good job. I always feel the end comes too soon with Karen woods’ books, I’d happily listen for weeks/months