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 while 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.
I am a massive fan of Casey’s writing since 2011 when Rotten to the Core was first published thanks to Katherine Everett at Best Crime Books and More for the recommendation. Since then I have read all of Casey’s books and her writing has gone from strength to strength. So when I heard that The Broken was the second book in the series after The Betrayal I couldn’t wait to get stuck into it. Has much as I love a standalone you can’t beat a series when it comes to grit lit.
I am totally blown away this book deserves all the OMG’s!!! Casey has totally nailed it with this belter of a story.The Broken is without a doubt the author’s best book to date…..I freaking love it!
In this story we caught up with the Byrne family and what a twisted family they are. I wont talk about the plot to much because although this can be read has a standalone I would advise reading The Betrayal first to get a better insight to the family. The one thing I will say is that this story explores drugs and Casey has portrayed a fantastic story line and all I keep thinking was OMG…. no way that’s exactly why I have never touched drugs in my whole life. But you will have to read the book yourself to understand what I am talking about.
The twists and turns in this are brilliant making it one pulse racing, hardcore read.The author has a way of making you feel right there in the story. I could feel the emotion, tension and anxiety through the descriptions which takes you on a white knuckle ride.
I seriously cannot wait to read the next book now….Did I mention the ending?! OMFG I so wasn’t expecting that. I loved this book that much, I really don’t know what to read next it has certainly given me a book hangover.
If you are looking for something gritty then this is the book for you…… I cannot not recommend it enough giving it 5 big fat freaking stars!
Thank you to Noelle Holten at Bookouture for Inviting me to take part in this epic tour.
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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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