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by Roberta Kray

eBook Lost download ISBN: 1569475067
Author: Roberta Kray
Publisher: Soho Constable; First Edition edition (May 1, 2008)
Language: English
Pages: 320
ePub: 1358 kb
Fb2: 1818 kb
Rating: 4.3
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Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Mystery

Praise for Roberta Kray: “You might expect a crime novel written by the widow of Reg Kray would be tough . . . and it is. Recommend this to fans of Ian Rankin.”—Booklist “Convinces on every page.”—Chicago Tribune “Razor-sharp writing and excellent pacing elevate this effort beyond the standard vengeance thriller.”—Publishers Weekly Little Grace Harper disappeared over twenty years ago. Has she returned? PI Harry Lind’s investigation leads him into a web of deceit and betrayal. Roberta Kray’s two previous novels are The Debt and The Pact.
Comments: (7)
I read a series of Kray's work recently after finding one in a charity shop. She writes well and the stories are good despite their setting. I put them all around the same rating as if you like one you will like them all. There are some interlinked characters but you don't have to read in order although with this one there are other linked books so maybe try and order them so the Harry/Jess story runs properly. There is some violence and this one is no exception. Not for weak stomachs, but if you like a robust thriller with a bit of romance this is your thing.I found this one a bit less compelling than many of the others I read. Hence the three rather than four.
Another brilliant book by Roberta kray, gripping from start to finish, have not quite finished it but can hardly put it down
Another great story from Roberta.
Reporter Len Curzon interviews a criminal in a local prison in what the journalist realizes is a waste of his time; he thinks of having a few drinks instead until he notices disgraced former politician Paul Deacon, convicted for the murder of Tony Keppel, son of a crime boss, with a beautiful woman who could not be more than thirty years old. Curious and sensing a story, he wonders if the female visitor who uses the name Ellen Shaw might be Grace Harper, who vanished two decades ago when she was eight years old.

At the Whistle, Curzon talks to former cop turned private investigator Harry Lind about his hunch. Harry is on his own paying case; nightclub owner Ray Stagg hired him to find his missing his brother-in-law Al because the man's wife, his sister Denise, out of worry has nagged him to death. When Curzon is murdered, his journalist peer Jessica Vaughn convinces Lind that the cops got it wrong re Curzon's death; it was premeditated not random.

This interesting crime caper takes readers on a fascinating look at the London criminal world through a large number of support players that bring depth and chaos to the engaging story line. Lind is a terrific protagonist who has his own issues, but with Jessica making him feel guilty and not just over Curzon's death, he ignores his personal warning sirens and gets involved. With a strong cast, Roberta Kray sheds a deep spotlight on London's "lost" population although that can slow down the action.

Harriet Klausner
This is the first novel I have read by Roberta Kray and I was pleasantly surprised. It wasn't the most challenging or well written story I've ever read, but the plot kept me interested, as did most of the main characters. I have to admit that I did find Harry a little annoying. He seemed very....shall we say gullible, for an ex-police officer.
Great read highly recommended just when I thought, I know where this is going they would be more twists and turns and the ending well I would never have guessed.
Vital Beast
This book keeps you on your toes until the very last chapter. A very easy to read novel which I couldn't put down.