They took her dad, but she won’t let them take her.
Nancy Byrne was the apple of her daddy’s eye. He might have been one of the most-feared gangsters in London, yet Jimmy Byrne idolised his little Nancy. But now Jimmy is dead, gunned down in cold blood – and Nancy vows to avenge his death.
She’s only twenty years old, but as the new head of the ruthless Byrne gang, running a lucrative world of drugs, sex and violence, she’s in over her head. Keeping her family together all while Joanie, her beloved grandma, falls apart, and her brother Daniel goes off the rails forces Nancy to grow up – fast.
But while Nancy takes the men on at their own game, there’s a greater danger hiding on the dark streets. Jimmy’s killer is on her trail – and will stop at nothing to shut her up.
Blood might be thicker than water, but soon, Nancy realises she can’t trust anyone. Not even her own family.
Especially her own family.
A gritty, gripping read full of shocking thrills and suspense – readers of Mandasue Heller, Martina Cole and Jessie Keane will be addicted until the very last page.
The Broken follows on from The Betrayed. Whilst it could be read as a stand alone, I think you would enjoy it so much more if you read The Betrayed before reading this one.
Nancy is a young lady with her head screwed on the right way. She maybe a chip off the old block when it comes to her father but to a certain extent there is a much softer side. She won’t be taken for a mug though and is out to prove to everyone she is someone not to be messed with. She is still very much grieving for her father, so really has her plate full with trying to run the business as well as try and keep the family together.
Daniel I so wanted to try and understand him as I know he hasn’t had the happiest of upbringings due to his parents, but he is very much a cold fish and constantly at battle with his sister. If anything the death of their father seems to be pushing the wedge between them both even more.
This is such a dark and gripping read, I really couldn’t get enough. It had me go through so many emotions at what I was reading and the events that were taking place in the book.
The Broken is yet another novel by the author that grabs you right from the off and doesn’t let go until the very bitter end. If you love stories set in the criminal underworld that will thrill and chill you to the core, look no further!
My thanks to Bookouture and Netgalley for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.
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Born in Cuckfield, West Sussex, Casey Kelleher grew up as an avid reader and a huge fan of author Martina Cole.
Whilst working as a beauty therapist and bringing up her three children together with her husband, Casey penned her debut novel Rotten to the Core. Its success meant that she could give up her day job and concentrate on writing full time.
She has since published Rise and Fall, Heartless, Bad Blood, The Taken, The Promise, The Betrayed and her latest release The Broken is due for publication on the 22nd February 2018.
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