Gangland Girls Book 2
By Dreda Say Mitchell
Will appeal to fans of Martina Cole and ITV drama Bad Girls, which attracted eight million viewers per episode
For fans of Martina Cole and Kimberley Chambers, a gripping, thrilling East End story of a woman trying to escape her family's legacy - though it may be the only thing that can save her life.
Daisy Sullivan's father was one of London's most infamous gangsters. Haunted by his violent death, she vowed to live a respectable life. That is, until the day her mum, who abandoned her when she was young and who she barely remembers, barges back into her life.
Daisy discovers her mum is the head of one of London's most feared underworld families - the Kings. She is drawn into their next criminal act - a bank job that turns out to be no ordinary robbery.
Soon she is running for her life. The only person she can trust is up-and-coming gangland bad boy, Ricky Smart.
And she'll have to use every dirty trick her dad ever taught her to stay alive . . .
Born and bred in the East End of London, Dreda Say Mitchell has seen it all from the inside. After a string of jobs as a waitress, chambermaid and catering assistant she realised her dream of becoming a teacher. During this time she saw a new generation of East Enders grappling with the same problems she had but in an even more violent and unforgiving world. Dreda's books are inspired by the gritty, tough and criminal world she grew up in. She still lives in London's East End. In 2016, she became a Reading Ambassador for the Reading Agency to promote literacy and libraries.
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05 Aug 2010
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'The action in this thriller comes as fast as bullets, and the tale takes several surprising turns.' — Pride
'A great read written by a great girl' — Martina Cole
'A fine piece of British crime fiction, with an underworld theme that's sure to appeal to readers of Roberta Kray.' — Booklist
'Dreda Say Mitchell confirms her position as a hot new name in crime writing with this taut novel.' — Elle
'Awesome tale from a talented writer.' — Sun
'A narrative drive that overcomes all disbelief, with a cliff-hanger at the end of every chapter and a vitality of language that leaps from every page.' — Independent
'Running red hot in the London gangster stakes, Dreda Say Mitchell has come up with another East End sizzler . . . Dreda guns you down from the very start.' — Northern Echo
'A fine entertainment.' — Telegraph
'Mitchell outguns Martina Cole for pure, shocking East End gangster grit. *****' — Mirror on HIT GIRLS
'A brutally realistic and dangerously addictive second novel by Eastender Dreda Say Mitchell. — Lancashire Evening Post