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…
After Sheila's husband is killed, she has to step up to run his business, turning herself into The Criminal Queen of Manchester. What I loved about this book was the main character was a strong woman, who didn't take any rubbish. With the help of her lover/minder, Conky, and her church going, bible quoting friend Gloria, she is making a name for herself and running her criminal activities. Without giving too much away while she is working to make a success of her worklife, there are people in the background out to destroy her.
What I enjoyed about this novel was that the chapters focused on different characters throughout the book. So we see what is going on with other people involved in Sheila's life.
I really enjoyed this novel and will be going back and reading the previous book and also will be working my way through Marnie's other works at some point. I would recommend this book to any fans of Martina Cole.
I would like to thank Avon Books UK for sending me this book, via NetGalley, to review.
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