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The Pact by Roberta Kray
  

The Pact

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April 2007 Book of the Month

A brilliant, gritty, well plotted second novel from Roberta Kray. When Eve Weston’s brother is targeted in jail and badly beaten Eve makes a deal with another con to get him protection but the man she asks for help, Cavelli, asks that she do whatever he asks of her in return. Soon her apartment is being broken in to, her ex-husbands flat is ransacked, people start getting murdered and it becomes apparent that someone wants something Eve has got, the only problem is she doesn’t know what it is. Propelled on by great plot development and believable well rounded characters this is a real page turner and one that we highly recommend. If you enjoy this title you might also like to read Roberta Kray's previous novel, The Debt.

If you like Roberta Kray you might also like to read books by Mandasue Heller, Martina Cole and Lynda La Plante.

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The Pact by Roberta Kray

Eve, the 34 year old daughter of recently deceased conman Alexander Weston, knows a good deal when she sees it - and this one doesn't even come close. However, with vulnerable brother Terry being beaten in jail, she can't afford to be fussy. She needs to organise protection for him, and fast. The intimidating and powerful con Cavelli seems the perfect solution, but how high a price is he going to exact? She may as well be forming a pact with the Devil.

A break-in, followed by a vicious assault, soon makes Eve question the wisdom of her choice.

Cavelli is leading her straight into Hell. Suddenly, her own life is in jeopardy; there's a psychopath lurking in the shadows and he's prepared to kill to get what he wants. With two men dead already Eve is forced to turn to the past to find the answers she so desperately needs.

There's only one problem. Time is running out.

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PRAISE FOR ROBERTA KRAY Well into Martina Cole territory, Roberta Kray's first novel gets under the skin of the London underworld with no problem Independent Action, intrigue and a character-driven plot are delivered in well-written style, sure to please any crime fiction fans. Woman You might expect a crime novel written by the widow of Reg Kray would be tough... and it is. Recommend this to fans of Ian Rankin. Booklist The Debt convinces on every page - not only about the gangster world but also as a portrait of a woman whose life has been changed by forces beyond her control. Chicago Tribune


About the Author

Roberta Kray was born in Southport in 1959. She worked in publishing and media research in London for fifteen years. In early 1996 she met Reggie Kray and they married the following year. Her first book, A Man Apart, was a biography of her husband. Through her marriage to Reggie Roberta has a unique insight into the inner conflicts of a long-term prisoner. She lives in Norfolk.

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Publication date

29th March 2007

Author

Roberta Kray

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Publisher

Constable And Robinson

Format

Paperback (a Format)
576 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781845294991

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