Jail Bird

Jail Bird

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by Jessie Keane
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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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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 MagazinePraise 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007332892
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/10/2010
Sold by:
HarperCollins Publishers
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
278,387
File size:
454 KB

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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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Jail Bird 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tears down a wanted poster with his face on it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
May i join?
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Ok.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jumps off the bridge with a paruchute does a haho
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Walks to u
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She sighs sitting down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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She walks in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wals in
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Shoots derrealle with a tranq
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Her face bleeds
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Blows up jail. Your all free!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We're breaking out guys :3
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suecia More than 1 year ago
Fans of Martina Cole will enjoy this trip to the world of East End mobsters and Essex Boys