I was interested to find out what this new style book from Anna Smith would be like I m an avid fan of the Rosie Gilmour books and have never tired of them and after each one I neededIn this book we are introduced to a new character Kerry, and I very quickly became hooked on this book The characters are well described and the story was gripping I highly recommed this author and can t wait for the next one. I ve been looking for some good Glasgow grit lit for a while now and it looks like I might have just found what I ve been looking for in this latest series featuring Kerry Casey.Betrayal and revenge are key themes as Kerry Casey finds herself at the head of a family empire that she has no interest in or experience of She might have lived a sheltered life away from her family in Glasgow following the death of her father many years ago, but her heart is driven to seek revenge for the wrongs done to her Can Kerry turn her back on the right side of the law and jump the fence over to the dark side There was plenty of action, fast paced and fast reading moments in this edgy Glaswegian Gang thriller This combined with the development of relationships between characters resulted in an engaging and compelling read.I enjoyed Kerry s character and while I thought that she adapted to her new life a little too easily, I still found her an engaging character who intrigued me Her relationship with a man from her past is one that I hope will be explored further as the series goes on.However, it was Maria Ahern and her son Cal who stole my heart in this one I engaged with both characters immediately and really felt myself empathising with their situation A few gut wrenching moments for them both and I enjoyed how the author drew them out as the book developed, especially Cal and I can see him being a big player in future books It was a frighteningly depressing but realistic tale of the different paths people s lives can take sometimes through what seems to be an unlucky roll of the dice.Strong female protagonists proving that the female is definitelydeadly than the male drugs, human trafficking, betrayal versus loyalty from Glasgow to Manchester to Amsterdam to Spain this one is blowing the Scottish gang scene global The authentic and gritty language will not please the no swearing brigade but come on its Glasgow, it s Gangland and the C word is a term of endearment up here This one has got everything you are looking for in a gangland crime novel It s gritty, it s raw and hard hitting No punches pulled as the story plays out in front of you A cliffhanger ending means that the countdown is on until the second in the series is released next year This book was recomended to me before it was released and i am so glad i bought it.The characters came together in the wake of Mickey s death Kerry returned home to bury her brother although she didn t like him he was still family.Her Mother was heartbroken at the loss of her son,things have a habit of exploding when your a member of the Casey family.If you want to know what happens then read the book you won t be disapointed.Well worth 5 SANDRA BLOWER on hubbys acc Was already a fan of your previous books.Challenged yourself by changing characters, was a greatIdea it paid off Absolutely Brilliant, could not put this down.Already, pre order next one due Jan 2019 No pressure Have had this book on my kindle since it came out, but it wasn t till I saw the follow up that I considered reading it Started it yesterday afternoon and finished it this afternoon Another great read from the fabulous Anna Smith Read all of her books and loved them all and this one is no exception Ready to start the follow up now. Kerry Casey arrives back to Glasgow for her brother mickeys funeral to witness her mother Maggie shot dead Kerry was sent over to spain at the age of 14years old soon after her fathers death Kerry wants whoever killed her mother to pay and sets out for revenge Her brother that she wasn t close to his death didnt come as shock to Kerry but her mother who she adored meant war and revenge working in corporate law kerry has gave all that up to move back to Glasgow to get into the business matters that are now all hers and she vows to make changes I was gripped to the core reading this new book by anna Smith its actually the first of hers that I have read, and boy I loved it fast pace story that will draw you in page after page MARTINA COLE FANS WILL LOVE THIS FAST PACED THRILLER SUNDAY MIRRORThey Came For Her Family Now She S Coming For Them This Nail Biting Thriller Introduces Glasgow S Newest Gangland Mistress, Kerry CaseyKerry Casey Thought She D Made A Life Away From The Dirty Dealings Of Her Gangster Family Her Father Wanted To Make Them Legit Her Brother Mickey Had Other Ideas, And Now It S Got Him Killed When Mickey S Funeral Turns Into A Bloodbath At The Hands Of A Group Of Anonymous Shooters And Kerry S Mother Is Killed In The Crossfire, Kerry Finds Herself At The Head Of The Casey Family, And Desperate For RevengeRunning A Crime Empire Is Not A Job She Ever Asked For, And Not One She Wants, But Kerry Is Determined To Fulfil Her Father S Wishes And Make The Caseys Go Straight First, Though, She Will Find The Men Who Murdered Her Mother, And She Will Take Them Down, No Matter What It Costs