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Playing Dead (Annie Carter Series)
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on 5 August 2011
Finished this all too quickly! Fast-paced, gritty, real characters that get you involved in the story, and a great plot. Annie Carter returns in this sequel, but this time is stripped of her crime boss status and pursued by a hit-man to London. There she tries to get to the bottom of who is behind it all and get a step ahead of them. Great suspense, excellent action, and I can't wait for the next book from Jessie Keane!
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on 4 August 2011
This is the last of four books that follow Annie's life and it is summed up in one word "Outstanding". It wraps up the whole saga of Annie and all of the main characters from the first three books.

You have to read them in order to truly understand all of the events and characters. None of the previous three dissapoint either. All are a great read. I highly recommend that you purchase all four books at the same time, as you will want to carry on reading them until all four have been covered, cover to cover!....

Dirty Game
Black Widow
Scarlett Woman
Playing Dead

Superb reading....ENJOY
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
**NOTE**SPOILERS**

If you haven't read the previous Annie Carter books, you should read them and not read this review as it will inevitably contain spoilers!

I (for some reason) was under the impression that Annie Carter was part of a trilogy only and that after the third book that was the end. How wrong (and secretly delighted) was I when I realised her new book was featuring the one and only Annie Carter.

As those who have read her previous books will know she is now married to Mafia Mob boss Constantine Barolli. The book takes us straight into the action of Annie in New York with her husband before tragedy strikes. I must admit that it only took me a matter of two or three chapters before I was drawn into Annie's world again hook line and sinker!

Annie's life is once again in turmoil and as she heads back to London she has no idea what is in store for her. We once again see the old faithful characters re-appear that have featured in her previous books such as her friend Dolly who now runs the clubs in London for Annie, as well as Ellie and Chris who run the brothels.

In addition to the older friends we meet the newer members of Annie's family in the form of her stepchildren, and what a bunch they are. Constantine's three children were fabulous characters and I absolutely hated two of them from the very beginning.

Added to Annie's pressures of her extended family is the re-appearance of her supposedly dead ex-husband Max which puts a completely different spin on what has happened in the series so far.

The story has incredible pace from the very beginning and we see a slightly more timid Annie try to get her life back together in London. In the beginning I was wondering what had happened to the feisty woman we met in the last three books but thankfully as she fights back to get her life together we once again see her character come back to life.

The book picks up pace nicely and the ending was brilliant (although I figured who the bad guy was around the halfway stage). Jessie Keane has yet again produced an outstanding book, and one that I think Annie Carter fans are going to love. Lots of twists and surprises all the way through, combined with brilliant writing made for a top notch read in my opinion. I suppose now all that's left to do is count the days until the next Jessie Keane release.

Highly recommended, although I would suggest starting at the first book in the series to gain the background of Annie Carter!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 30 April 2012
After reading the 1st 3 in the series i was excited beyond belief to read this and yet again Jessie did not disappoint. This was exciting, enthrawling and breath taking at times.

I just can't believe that this could be the last in the series..........so i am waiting in anticipation for any further books regarding this story.

I have recommended this book to many of my friends, it is absolutely fantastic and not to be missed.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 14 July 2011
couldnt put it down, read it within 24 hours of getting it, a must read for anyone who has been reading the annie carter series
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on 2 September 2011
Having read through all the reviews for 'Playing Dead' I can't understand why someone would rate this book 1*, how could anyone review is as 'empty writing' I do not know. Was you reading a different book to the rest of us? I loved it beginning to end, couldn't put it down it was that good! I can understand we all have different opinions but I'm amazed at that review!
Anyway moving on-
I think I have to be the biggest Max and Annie Carter fans!
As soon as I saw this book I had to buy it, how could Max still be alive?... Buy the book and you'll find out!
I wasn't disappointed in fact I've recommended it to all my friends as a great Martina Cole alternative!
Fast paced action packed book from beginning to end.
I'm eagerly awaiting Jessie's next masterpiece !!!
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on 25 September 2011
Playing Dead is the 4th book in the Annie Carter series, and I would suggest if you have not read the 3 previous books Dirty Game, Black Widow, and Scarlett Woman you should before reading this one. Playing Dead is just as good as the 3 previous books, if not better. Jessie Keane pulls you in from the 1st page with a fast paced story line. Playing dead picks up the pace nicely and we see the "old" Annie surface, as her life begins to crumble around her. There are many twists and turns along the way, and although I guessed the killer half way through the book, it did not spoil my enjoyment of the book. Jessie Keane continues to write fast paced, gritty books and in my opinion her books get better, with each one she writes
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on 30 July 2011
After waiting ages for the release of jessie's latest offering i can say i have not been disappointed i ordered and took delivery on the 26th july had finished it by the 29th. An absolute cracker brilliant read from the first page to the last, to anyone who has not read any of the Annie Carter series i advise you to start from the begining to get the full affect of the story i won't give away any details i wouldn't want to spoil your fun reading it, but if you loved her other Annie Carter books you WILL adore this one. Can't wait for the next book to come out and i hope this won't be the last we see of Annie and Max Carter. Jessie writes like Martina Cole if you like Martina Cole you'll love Jessie Keane
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on 29 March 2013
This is the 4th book in the series and in my opinion the best i loved it from start to finish. I think the series has got progressively better with each book and i was most disappointed when i found out that the next one isnt until july. This book is about the death of her second husband and the aftermath of that and how she survives and finds love again with an unlikely source. (not giving too much away) If you have read any of this series this book is a must read. i cant praise this series enough i would go as far as saying why hasnt someone made them into a tv series they are brill.
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on 6 September 2014
I am enjoying the Annie Carter series. If you ignore the slightly corny romantic bits about how impossibly handsome and dangerously attractive the leading men are, then the rest of it is an easy read. JK is still using time inappropriate language regarding popular phrases of today ( this book is set in the 1970's) but I can overlook that, in fact it makes me smile just to find them (How'dya like those apples). The characters are interesting enough to make you care for them and rounded enough to make another volume. Look forward to reading book 5 'Ruthless'
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