Two women, One man.
Let the fight begin…
I’m delighted to be taking part in this blog tour for Fearless by Jessie Keane. Thank you to Anne Cater for organising and PanMacmillan for sending me out a copy.
I loved this book its a real fast paced gritty gangland thriller. It’s quite a big book so I expected it to take me a few days to read but its gripping story and short snappy chapters kept me hooked. I stayed up half the night completely immersed in this dark and fascinating world.
“Josh Flynn is the king of the bare knuckle gypsy fighters. His reputation is unblemished; his fist a deadly weapon.
Claire Milo has always loved Josh – they were destined to be together from the day they met. Two gypsy lovers with their whole lives ahead of them, if only Josh can find a different way of earning a living instead of knocking the living daylights out of another man in the boxing ring. One day, she knows something really bad is going to happen. She can feel it…
Shauna Everett always wants what she can’t have, and nobody, especially Claire Milo, is going to stand in her way. She’s had her eye on Josh Flynn for years, and she knows just how to get him. If it means playing dirty, then so be it. What has she got to lose?
In a world ruled by violence, crime and backstreet brawls, only one woman will win. But how low is she prepared to go to achieve that goal?”
My heart wrenched from the very beginning, there is no holding back in this story, its violent from the offset with plenty of colourful language which fits well in it. There are some seriously nasty characters, looking right at Shauna and the Cleaver Boys, but then you also have the lovely tragic Claire Milo. Oh how my heart ached over what she suffered but I kept cheering her on.
That Shauna one is an awful nasty piece of work so full of venom, Josh Flynn never stood a chance. I don’t think she had any redeeming qualities in the end, not even the love for her children.
I am buzzing after reading it and the ending was very satisfying after all of the violence and heartache. A highly recommended read for crime lovers and fans of Peaky Blinders.
About the Author : Jessie Keane
Jessie Keane is the authentic voice of gangland crime fiction. Fearless is a contemporary gypsy gangland novel set in London and New York from 1970s to the present day. At the heart of this story are two ambitious women both competing for the love of the same man.
Similar to The Peaky Blinders the men are bare knuckle fighters and the women are strong and competitive. This is a world Jessie knows well as her mother and grandmother were Romany gypsies. Jessie was born the traditional gypsy way in her grandmother’s caravan. Jessie, her mum and her grandmother all share the gift of ‘The Sight’ and read the tarot cards. Jessie’s grandmother predicted Jessie would be a well-known writer at the age of three-years-of-age.
After a difficult and traumatic childhood which resulted in Jessie running away aged 15 to Soho, where she met the characters that would later inspire her crime novels, Jessie changed her identity (name and dyed her hair) to escape her bullying brothers. Eventually after she hit rock bottom Jessie decided to sell her wedding dress to buy a typewriter. She wrote her first novel Dirty Games and within weeks of sending it out to agents got a six figure book deal. 12 novels later and almost a million books sold she now lives in her dream house in Hampshire with a pool, large garden and chickens running around her orchard.
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Fearless by Jessie Keane was published in hardback on 22 March by Pan Macmillan, and will be available in paperback in September 2018.
(I was sent this book for the purpose of a review, all opinions are my own and I am not paid to give them.)