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Written by Sam Michaels


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The streets of Battersea are about to get a new leader, one who will rule with an iron fist.

It’s the 1930s and Georgina Garrett has risen up from her tough beginnings to become the new boss of the Battersea gang. But not everyone is pleased with a female taking charge…

With rival gangs trying to steal her turf, untrustworthy men in her midst and her dad lost deep in the bottle, Georgina has a lot to tackle. With her friends and family in constant danger and those closest to her questioning her leadership Georgina must use her wits to show that she’s made for this job.

The Garrett name is one to be feared and Georgina will begin to change the face of Battersea forever…

Georgina Garrett is back and more daring than ever!

Follow Georgina as she builds up her empire in the second thrilling instalment of the Georgina Garrett series.


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Bold, Powerful and VERY Exciting!      Stars 5


Bold, powerful and very exciting .. a fantastic sequel to Trickster!

It was obvious from the first book in this stunning series that Georgina Garrett had great ambition, and this is where we begin to see how she is going to achieve her aims. With gangs from surrounding areas trying to take over her ‘manor’, Georgina decides now is the time to make her play for power and beat them at their own game. With others depending on her, it’s more important than ever that she establishes herself as an equal and not a pushover – female or not . . .

This is a knockout read – in more ways than one! Seamlessly continuing on from the first, the original story came flooding back very quickly as I began to turn the pages on my kindle. Georgina is a strong personality who inspires the women surrounding her to channel their inner steel core and show no fear – even when they are quivering like jelly on the inside. Not everyone masters this, but then not everyone has to cope with what this group have thrown in their path. This is a real page turner – fast moving, heart pounding and attention grabbing from an author who writes about the period with style and panache. The gritty crimes are beautifully balanced with superb characters and a fantastic story line which makes this a complete read all of it’s own whilst leaving plenty of scope for the next novel to advance the tale. A really engrossing and rewarding read, completely worth all five stars and a firm recommendation to add this one as soon as you possibly can!

My thanks to publisher Aria for my copy via NetGalley and to Vicky Joss for including me in this Blog Tour. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: crime thriller
  • Format: ebook, paperback
  • Size: 418 pages
  • Publisher: Aria
  • Publication Date: 3 October 2019 (UK), 1 April 2020 (US)
  • Purchase Links: Google Play
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  •                                 W. H. Smith
  •                                 Waterstones
  •                                 amazon


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Author Bio


Sam MichaelsSam Michaels writes gritty historical crime sagas set in Battersea, South London, which is where she was born and bred, the council estates being her playground.

After leaving school at sixteen with no qualifications, Sam married soon after and had a son. The marriage ended quickly, and as a single mother, she worked in various retail positions until undertaking an Open University degree. This led to Sam becoming an analytical scientist and then into technical sales where she met her husband.

A few years later, they moved from Hampshire to Spain. It was then that her mother, the Sunday Times best-selling author, Kitty Neale, inspired Sam to put pen to paper. She now writes her novels in sunnier climates with the company of her husband, four dogs and six cats.


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