Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 346
Date of Publication: February 15, 2022
My Rating: 4 Stars
Man’s law and the law of the underworld are two very different things. Scarlet Drew and her aunt Lily are managing well after the head of their crime family passed away. He was Lily‘s brother and Scarlet‘s father. There is one member of the family who is not quite happy with the way things are going. That person is Lily‘s daughter Ruby. At the end of the second book in this series, Her Rival, her fate seemed undetermined as there was a huge warehouse fire that had her trapped inside. Ruby was previously estranged from her family and now she wants in. This is not just a second chance in life for her, it is more like a third chance. The only problem is, Scarlet is in the way.
Who started that fire and what role do they play with regard to the Drew family? Scarlet and Lily are quite certain who was responsible and they have a plan of revenge that will make it more than clear who is in charge. However, Scarlet has a new man in her life, John, and she is extremely upset once she discovers that not only is he a police officer, but he is working on investigating a murder - a murder that she has been charged with. She had truly begun to let her guard down and now she worries about her future with regards to the crimes she has committed, never mind what possible future she could’ve had with John.
While Scarlet struggles to find a way to stay out of prison, Ruby sees her chance to step in front of Scarlet and to finally be noticed by her mother. Rivalry, betrayal, trust, family connections and even love all play pivotal rules in this third installment in the exciting Drew Family series. The drama that exists within the family and with Scarlet and John, as well as the war between the mob families never lets up for one moment in this thrilling book by Emma Tallon. Her Anna Davis was utterly addictive and this series here is equally compelling, thus creating an incredible thirst for more and more by this prolific author.
Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Emma Tallon is a British author of gripping, gritty, organised-crime thrillers and mother of two.
Having started her writing career as a freelance ghostwriter, Emma finished her first novel, Runaway Girl, in 2016, and became an author full time. Since then she has written several other novels for her publisher and has carved out a successful career for herself from her home in Milton Keynes, where she can usually be found typing away in her office surrounded by large stacks of books and Post-it Notes full of ideas for future stories.