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Lawless (Annie Carter Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Jessie Keane
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (284 customer reviews)

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Perfect for fans of Martina Cole and Lynda La Plante (Glamour)

Her strongest yet, both in terms of story and the fantastic cast of characters . . . Jessie Keane really does tell a blinding story. One thing you can rely on her for are twists and turns, literally hundreds of them here and plenty of shocks. We see the appearance of characters we didn't even know existed and I was floored many times reading this book! . . . You just have no idea where the story will go, and Jessie is an author that keeps you on your toes, so even if you suspect what will happen she will throw the biggest curveball. . . . The book moves at a lightning speed, the last hundred or so pages especially. There was no question of me putting the book down until I reached the end. And what an ending...! Just brilliant stuff and seriously addictive reading. This book just reminds me why I rate Jessie as one of my favourite authors. (

This one sees her back on top, writing with an ease and drawing you into a fast paced dangerous way of life. The women characters in this tale are as strong or dominant as the main male characters, I felt, which is a nice change. There are a few shocks along the way and I could have read this in one sitting had time permitted. (

Keane's books never fail to thrill. Smart dialogue and well-rounded characters add ballast and credibility to all the fast-paced action and breath-taking brutality. She gives us humans and human emotion in every shade... from loving, loyal and devoted to fearsome, merciless and downright evil. Prepare to be hooked from the very first page... (Lancashire Evening Post)

Lawless is a book that definitely has to be experienced - words can never do it justice! Full of tension, shocks and surprises - this is a book you won't be able to put down (

The writing is engaging and (f)lawless and it is written in a way that make you desperate to know what's going to happen next! (

Lawless is an engrossing read. It has strong female lead characters (and great male characters) and the highly atmospheric 1975 London gangland setting and interesting cast - from Lords and Ladies through to the shadiest of London gangsters - had me hooked from the start. As the story continued, the complex interwoven relationships, dark truths and secret desires that drive some to murder has me racing to turn the pages.Highly recommended. (

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As her children, Daisy and Kit, battle their own demons, her retail empire starts to crumble.

Meanwhile, after the revenge killing of Tito Danieri, Kit is the lowest he's ever been. But soon doubt is thrown over whether Kit killed the right person, and now the Danieris are out for his blood and the blood of the entire Darke family.

As the bodies pile up, the chase is on - can the Darkes resolve their own family conflicts and find Michael Ward's true killer before the vengeful Danieris kill them? Or will they take the law into their own hands . . .

The heart-racing sequel to Nameless, from bestselling author Jessie Keane.

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Jessie Keane is the best-selling author of hard-hitting gritty dramas like No 1 Heatseeker Dirty Game, Black Widow, Scarlet Women and Playing Dead - all part of the Annie Carter series - and also Jail Bird starring Lily King, and The Make, starring Gracie Doyle.

NAMELESS, the 1st Darke family story, was published on August 30th 2012.

RUTHLESS, the 5th book in the Annie Carter series, was published August 2013.

LAWLESS, the 2nd book in the Darke family story, is due out in 2014.

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sequel gem!! 21 July 2014
I read several books this summer, but there were only a couple that I just couldn't put down - this was one of them! (the other a comedy thriller The Dealer by Tony Royden). Jessie Keane doesn't disappoint with her ability to write a gripping page-turner - I felt myself reading faster and faster (I kid you not) as the story pulled me along with an extraordinary pace. I couldn't second guess what was going on, but was very anxious to find out- I read this book in no time at all. I loved all the unexpected twists and turns. The Darke's and Danieris are just great characters. Ms Keane's books should be made into a films!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Jessie keane 19 Aug. 2014
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Page turner until the end. I was gutted when it was done. Love ruby, kit, daisy and all the rest and am hoping to read more very soon about what happens with Fabio and how kit and daisys New relationships go.

Jessie is definitely up there with my favourite authors. Would recommend 100% if you enjoy Martina Cole type stories you will love Jessie Keane. She brings these characters to life
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3.0 out of 5 stars Confused as to why we needed a sequel. 26 Jan. 2015
By Zoe
Just a heads up: This book will only make sense if you have read 'Nameless' first of all.

After reading 'Nameless', I have to say, I wasn't thrilled about having this on my book pile. I found 'Nameless' long winded and not overly exciting. This was slightly better but I do feel that the first book wasn't worthy of a second. The story in both books just isn't gripping enough and this dragged too.

I'm looking forward to reading more from Jessie Keane that doesn't relate to this same family again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars love Jessie Keane books 10 Aug. 2014
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love Jessie Keane books, but was a bit disappointed in this one. not enough depth to it ,kept going back over the past to often, seemed to finish to quickly,
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2.0 out of 5 stars Totally ungripping and average 31 Aug. 2014
Not sure I agree with the glowing reviews, and normally I like Jessie Keane. Firstly I think the 2 year wait for a sequel is too long as I have forgotten most of the original story and characters. I am about half way through and for me, its just going nowhere and I have abandoned it. Disappointing and predictable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great part 2 24 Aug. 2014
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Absolutely loved this book second part to Nameless as much as I enjoyed the 1st book, makes great reading I couldn't put the book down, good ending to which was great as some books are ruined by the poor endings. Definitely 2 of the best books I've read for a while, great stories would definitely recommend.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By Megan ReadingInTheSunshine TOP 100 REVIEWER
Having read a few of Jessie Keane’s books before, I was eagerly anticipating Jessie’s latest release – Lawless. I should mention that this is the sequel to Nameless and I would recommend reading both for a fantastic and maximum enjoyment!

In 1975, Ruby Darke is struggling after the horrific murder of her lover Michael Ward, and her empire starts to crumble while her children Daisy and Kit are facing demons of their very own. Kit is the lowest he’s been after he revenge killing of Tito Danieri, and soon the Danieris are out not only for his blood but the entire Darke family. Can the Darkes sort out their family conflicts and find Michael’s killer before the Danieri’s get to them?…

I thoroughly enjoyed Lawless! As with Jessie’s other novels, we are straight away thrown into a brilliant mix of danger and suspense. It is fast-paced throughout, and I found myself racing through the pages with my heart pounding, desperate to know what would happen next. I had SO many questions in my head throughout – What happened to Michael? Would the Darkes find his killer? Or would the Danieris get to them first? I was well and truly HOOKED and I was itching to find out!

Oh my there are SO many twists, turns and surprises in store! Jessie Keane does not hold back one bit and at many points I found myself gasping out loud at what I had just read, and I was definitely not expecting some of the shocks…I even sat with my mouth open speechless and breathless. Just…wow what a plot!!!

The characters were BRILLIANT. They are so lifelike and realistic – I genuinely felt as though I was stood next to them with every scene unfolding right in front of me.
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2.0 out of 5 stars and boring. 4 Aug. 2014
By Pat
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I've read all her books, but this one was predictable, and boring.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent once again
Excellent read couldn't put it down jessie is a brilliant author read all of her books can't wait to start another one
Published 2 days ago by christine morley
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
worth a read
Published 3 days ago by kayleigh
5.0 out of 5 stars Lawless
Another excellent book by Jessie Keane.
Published 5 days ago by jb1964
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very good. Looking forward to the Jessie Keane
Published 7 days ago by louise templar
5.0 out of 5 stars BEVERLEY ANN HOPPER what can i say another fabulous read ...
BEVERLEY ANN HOPPER what can i say another fabulous read from jessie
Published 8 days ago by Ian H.
5.0 out of 5 stars Jessie Keane doesn't disappoint!
Great book, well written and very hard to put down. Lots of twists and turns and good ending. If you read Nameless then this is a must. Ruby Darke back at her best!
Published 12 days ago by lenny simes
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A brilliant story keeps you wanting to read more just to see what happens nexted
Published 12 days ago by mary moodie
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great example of Jessie Keane
If you like east end stories this is the books to read great characters and a good story cannot wait for the next book.
Published 12 days ago by val williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book waiting for the next one!
Published 18 days ago by Kathy Hodges
5.0 out of 5 stars fab
Great sequel ..... All questions answered!!! A good book to enjoy on my commute after some shockers! Eagerly await more
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