For most of his life Fletch has looked out for his younger brother Spencer and he will do anything and everything he can to protect him. Together they work for notorious East End gangster Billy King. Across the water in South London is Billy’s rival George Bannerman and the two firms are locked in a bitter turf war.
Amid murder, drug deals, and rival firms, Fletch is harbouring his own secrets and it’s only a matter of time until those secrets are revealed, and when you break the rules you have to pay the price.
The Price is my first introduction to this authors books and it certainly won’t be my last!
The author takes us to the dark and gritty world of gangland crimes. We meet Fletch and his younger brother Spencer who haven’t had the easiest of childhoods and find themselves working for Billy King.
I really enjoyed the varied relationships between the characters. More so Fletch’s and Spencer’s. Fletch feels that with no dad around, it’s down to him to look out for his brother. It was really heartwarming to see. I also liked the friendship between Fletch and his lifelong best friend. Due to these relationships, it made it quite an emotional read in parts.
Billy and George being gangland bosses, I couldn’t warm to them at all. These men are power hungry and not afraid to take anyone down who gets in their way. The author doesn’t luckily go into to much detail with the action side of things but it makes for some edge of your seat reading.
The Price had me hooked from the start. There is plenty going on that kept me engrossed as well as a couple of jaw dropping moments that I hadn’t seen coming. This just added to the reading pleasure that I got from the story. What I love about this sort of genre, is that life isn’t always rosy and happy, it can be dark and definitely not how we always want it to turn out. Great introduction to a new author to me and can’t wait to read more.
My thanks to the author for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Kerry Kaya is a British gangland crime Author, born and raised on the outskirts of East London.
She is an avid reader and has a passion for books. From an early age she began writing stories, and in her later years those stories went on to become full length novels and novellas.
Kerry lives with her partner and Daughter.