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Jail Bird

Narrated by: Karen Cass
Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
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Summary

Murder, loyalty and vengeance collide in Jessie Keane's gritty fourth novel.

Lily King has spent years behind bars.

Convicted of murdering her husband, London villain Leo King, she hasn't been missed. Everyone believes she got what she deserved, but Lily knows she was fitted up.

Now she's out, and she doesn't do forgiveness. In her absence things have moved on, and the old order has changed. But now she's ready to reclaim her position as head of the King family.

Fuelled by vengeance, Lily King is back, and some people aren't going to know what's hit them.

©2010 Jessie Keane (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

"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)

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Compelling story

Well done, Jesse Keane, for a great story and rounded characters. Definitely Martina Cole-like but no facsimile. I loved it.

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great listen

loved the intrigue of this book. the plot and the characters brought to life by the amazing narration.

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Brilliant

A great twist to it. Keeps you guessing nearly to the end. I loved it.

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excellent.

loved it. narrator was great and told a great story with real feeling. can't wait to read another Jessie Keane.

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such a weak story ..... kept hoping it would get gritty but alas it struggled

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  • 07-04-20

Organized crime + fairy tale = Poor pairing.

An organized crime fairy tale (as incongruous as it sounds). Gratuitous repetition of scenarios, themes. etc. Characters' reaction to absolutely everything is 'Jesus!' or 'Christ! - used more excessively than a bad comedian uses the 'F' word.