Two ten-year-old twin sisters are murdered outside their school. But they aren't just anyone's kids, they are gangster Stanley Lewis' daughters. When a rival gangster is arrested Stanley vows to take revenge. But his dad, feared villain Kenny Lewis, thinks there's more going on. So he contacts the one group of people who he trusts to help him find the truth...
©2011 Dreda Say Mitchell (P)2012 W F Howes
''The novel's complex plot shoots along at a terrific rate, gathering momentum. But what puts flesh on the bones and raises Mitchell's writing above the run of gangland thrillers is its psychological level" (Independent)
"Mitchell outguns Martina Cole for pure, shocking East End gangster grit." (Mirror)
It was an interesting story with plenty of suspense. The characters were engaging, up-to a point. I really wanted to know what would happen and so I kept listening to the end. Maybe it's just a generation thing, but the way it was written really annoyed me. Too much street vernacular and the whole book really had neither depth nor subtlety.
well if i go to the Old Kent Road.... the book was read well, the story reminded me of that programe on the telly with lots of gore and gangsters
On first listening to this, I had reservations as to whether I would like it. It's not my usual read but as the story progressed I found myself being lulled into the world of Jackie Jarvis, plenty of suspense and characters with enough depth to keep me interested.
My only problem was that I wished I had read the previous books to this one as there were references to back story.
The story is well read and gives the book the atmosphere required for a good listen.
I really enjoy this author and after listening to Blood Sisters and Blood Mothers I looked forward to Hit Girls and was not disappionted. Set in the world of modern gangsters the story has many twists and turns and lots of strong female chatacters. I would love to see this turned into a tv series.
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