Constance Jeffries is excited when she gets the chance to meet up with virtual friends at a get-together in a London hotel. She's been tweeting and messaging her lovely friends for years and feels they must be just as excited to finally meet her in person too.
Or so she hopes.
A short story about the importance of 'real' friendships and how it's the little things that matter the most.
How far would you go to protect your empire? Manchester’s criminal underworld is reeling from the loss of its leader, Paddy O’Brien. In the wake of her husband’s death, Sheila O’Brien takes charge of the city, and for once, she’s doing things her way. But she hasn’t reckoned with the fearsome Nigel Bancroft, a threat from Birmingham who is determined to conquer Manchester next. As a power tussle begins, Sheila is determined to keep control of the empire she has won – even if it means she has to die trying…
I have watched a couple of documentaries about this case over the years.and it has always stuck in my mind. It shows how some things should not be taken at face value, a seemingly open and shut case of a man defending his wife and home turned into something entirely different.