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By Jacqui Rose

Casey Edwards has demons to place to leisure. because she needed to supply away her child at 15, she’s been misplaced in booze and undesirable corporation. yet now she desires to locate her baby and placed issues right… excellent for lovers of Jessie Keane and Martina Cole

‘All she desired to do was once get out of there. Get on a educate and head for London, where she’d been averting for thus a long time. however it was once ultimately time.’

Casey Edwards has demons to place to leisure. seeing that she needed to supply away her child at 15, she’s been misplaced in booze and undesirable corporation. yet now she desires to locate her baby and placed issues correct. Heading to Soho, Casey meets former gangster Vince Sadler, an old-school demanding guy who can nonetheless deal with himself – and someone else. There’s a spark among Vince and Casey yet she can’t enable herself get damage, no longer again.

To locate the reality, Casey needs to input the darkish international of London’s gangland: tough medicines, vice, even humans trafficking. quickly she discovers that mob boss Alfie Jennings and sadistic psycho Oscar Hardings are plotting whatever risky, whatever brutal. anything that places Casey – and her baby – in deep trouble . . .

Full of sturdy girls, devious gangsters and compelling twists, Taken is compulsive learn excellent for fanatics of Jessie Keane and Roberta Kray.

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