I’m delighted to be joining the blog tour for Family, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources.
The Glass family, headed by Danny, control the criminal element in South London. Danny’s younger brother, Luke, just released from prison after seven years, was convicted of the manslaughter of the head of the rival Anderson family after Danny’s wife and daughter were killed by a bomb attached to her car.
Luke wants out of the family business but Danny is having none of it, playing on the fact he brought up Luke and their sister, Nina, after the death of their father. He was fond of quoting ‘Team Glass’ to his siblings whenever he wants them on board with his plans or ideas. Nina has her own agenda for leaving her brother behind and Luke is still unsure which way to go. Still, Danny’s need to be in control and have everyone do things his way is spiralling out of all proportion. He’s more dangerous than he’s ever been.
When I was able to set aside my gratitude for what he’d done for us growing up, this was how I remembered my brother: Danny got what Danny wanted or there were consequences. Experience had taught me it was better to leave him alone, so I did.
After his stint in prison Luke views the world he previously inhabited with fresh eyes, and doesn’t like particularly like what he sees. Despite his wavering resolve he’s drawn back into Danny’s orbit with the onset of a gang war, seeing no way out. The rival gang want him dead. However, Danny’s retaliation is so shocking and reveal secrets that really open Luke’s eyes to his brother’s manipulations.
Family is a gritty thriller with unexpected and surprising twists, and at its heart lies a ruthless manipulator who will go to any lengths to get what he wants. Revenge, lies, hate and a good dose of corruption also play a part in the dangerous world of gangland London.
A well crafted, hard hitting plot with a good mix of well defined and realistic characterisations and plotlines which move the story along at a fast pace. Dark, dramatic and suspenseful.
About the Book
Family – might be the death of you…
The Glass family business is crime, and they’re good at what they do. Vengeance took Luke Glass behind bars – but now he’s free and he’s never going back. Luke wants out of the gangster life – all he has to do is convince his family to let him go.
His brother holds the reins of the South London underworld in his brutal hands – nobody tells Danny Glass no and expects to live – not even DCI Oliver Stanford, bent copper and one of the Met’s rising stars. The way Danny sees it, his younger brother and sister Nina owe him everything. The price he demands is loyalty, and a war with their arch enemy gives him the leverage he needs to tie Luke to the family once more.
Luke can’t see a way out, until Danny commits a crime so terrible it can’t be forgiven. Love turns to hate when secrets are unearthed which pit brother against brother. Left with no choice but to choose a side, Nina holds the fate of the family in her hands.