Jail Bird [NOOK Book]

Overview

Murder, loyalty and vengeance collide in Jessie Keane’s gritty fourth novel.Blonde and beautiful Lily King is back on the scene - and not in a good way. Her family haven’t missed her. Her husband, London villain Leo King, certainly hasn’t, because he’s dead. Lily killed him and did time for it.At least, that’s the story. Everyone believes it. But Lily knows it’s not true. She knows she was fitted up by someone close to her.Now, she’s just hit thirty, she’s out, and she doesn’t do forgiveness.But in her absence, ...
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Overview

Murder, loyalty and vengeance collide in Jessie Keane’s gritty fourth novel.Blonde and beautiful Lily King is back on the scene - and not in a good way. Her family haven’t missed her. Her husband, London villain Leo King, certainly hasn’t, because he’s dead. Lily killed him and did time for it.At least, that’s the story. Everyone believes it. But Lily knows it’s not true. She knows she was fitted up by someone close to her.Now, she’s just hit thirty, she’s out, and she doesn’t do forgiveness.But in her absence, things have moved on, the old order has changed, and now she’s ready to reclaim her position as head of the King family.Fuelled by vengeance and power, Lily King is back.London won’t know what hit it.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
When Lily King, who was convicted in a London courtroom of murdering her unfaithful gangster husband, Leo, gets out of prison after serving 12 years, she has her plate full in this underwhelming crime thriller from Keane (Scarlet Women). Besides trying to identify the real killer, Lily wants to reconnect with her two grown daughters, all the while staying out of the way of Leo’s brother, Freddy, who has sworn to kill her. Lily is surprised to learn that Leo had multiple lovers, widening the field of suspects—and disappointed that elder daughter Saz, who still blames Lily for Leo’s death, isn’t delighted to have her mother show up on her wedding day. Predictable plot developments, including a love affair and numerous brushes with death, fail to engage. Readers interested in a more convincing view of the contemporary London underworld featuring a strong female lead should seek out Roberta Kray’s gangland novels (The Lost, etc.). (Oct.)
From the Publisher

Praise for Jail Bird:

'Fans of Martina Cole will love this' Teesside Evening Gazette

'Keane's have a grittiness and strong sense of place and character that make them especially compelling' Choice Magazine

Praise for Jessie Keane:

‘This is a riveting story, with gutsy, gritty characters and a genuine feel for the period.’ Books Monthly

‘A cracking story from a great new writer’ Mandasue Heller

'Jessie Keane gives us a fascinating insight into the rivalries and lifestyles of those who make fortunes out of a criminal way of life and of the lowlifes that carry out their orders.' Lincolnshire Echo

'Perfect for fans of Martina Cole and Lynda La Plante' Glamour

'Gritty and powerful, Martina Cole fans will love this addictive novel' Closer

'This is the sort of competition Martina Cole could do without and if Keane does hit the No. 1 spot it could be handbags, or more likely knuckledusters, at dawn' The Northern Echo

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007332892
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/10/2010
  • Sold by: Harper Collins UK
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: ePub edition
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 168,089
  • File size: 444 KB

Meet the Author

Jessie Keane is the bestselling author of Dirty Game and Black Widow. Her most recent novel, Scarlet Women, the third in the Annie Carter trilogy, shot straight into the Sunday Times bestseller list. Jessie lives in Hampshire.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2014

    Offi cer hood

    Jumps off the bridge with a paruchute does a haho

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2014

    Cris

    Walks to u

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2014

    Alicia

    She sighs sitting down

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2014

    Julian

    COME ON then all the sudden about 60 robbers walk in and gets keys and unlocks everybody from there cell and says COME ON JOIN ME ROBBERS I JUST UNLOCKED YOU FROM A CELL THE LEAST YOU COULD DO IS JOIN ME AND BECOME HIGHER RANKED THEN YOU ARE NOW

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2014

    Ria

    She walks in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2014

    Rina

    Wals in

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2014

    Officer hood

    Shoots derrealle with a tranq

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2014

    Miku

    Her face bleeds

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2014

    Sophia

    Hey jared

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2014

    <_>

    <_>

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2014

    Officer Maykayla

    ?...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2014

    Officer mckenna

    Huh? What?!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    Nik to all

    Blows up jail. Your all free!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2013

    (-(-(-(-(-(-(-(-_-)-)-)-)-)-)-)-)_^)/

    We're breaking out guys :3

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    Jail

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    Nook jail

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  • Posted January 11, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    recommended

    Fans of Martina Cole will enjoy this trip to the world of East End mobsters and Essex Boys

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