ABOUT THE BOOK
The Glass family business is crime, and they’re good at what they do. Vengeance took Luke Glass behind bars – but now he’s free and he’s never going back. Luke wants out of the gangster life – all he has to do is convince his family to let him go.
His brother holds the reins of the South London underworld in his brutal hands – nobody tells Danny Glass no and expects to live – not even DCI Oliver Stanford, bent copper and one of the Met’s rising stars. The way Danny sees it, his younger brother and sister Nina owe him everything. The price he demands is loyalty, and a war with their arch enemy gives him the leverage he needs to tie Luke to the family once more.
Luke can’t see a way out, until Danny commits a crime so terrible it can’t be forgiven. Love turns to hate when secrets are unearthed which pit brother against brother. Left with no choice but to choose a side, Nina holds the fate of the family in her hands.
In the Glass family, Owen Mullen has created a crime dynasty to rival the Richardsons and the Krays. Heart-pounding, jaw-dropping with non-stop action, Family is perfect for fans of Martina Cole, Kimberley Chambers and Mandasue Heller.
What readers say about Owen Mullen:
‘Owen Mullen knows how to ramp up the action just when it’s needed… he never fails to give you hard-hitting thrillers that have moments that will stay with you forever…’
‘One of the very best thriller writers I have ever read.’
‘Owen Mullen writes a good story, he really brings his characters to life and the endings are hard to guess and never what you expected.’
Owen Mullen has pulled all the stops out with this hard-hitting gangster thriller as it has all those gruesome qualities to hit the adrenalin spot from page 1.
Danny Glass heads the family business with his two siblings Luke and Nina, who he brought up and protected from their alcoholic and abusive father. The debt will never be paid off as he expects their support always. The family rule the South London underworld, but a rival gang has seriously crossed the line, and Luke has evened up the score the best he could. When Luke, is released from prison for the crime he committed after seven years, he feels his loyalty debt to Danny is well and truly paid off, but it is not that simple. Danny won’t ever let him or sister Nina leave.
OMG, Danny Glass is a psychopath without an off switch no matter who he is coming up against! To go against him is fatal to humiliate him is genocide. When a couple of newbies make a fatal error of judgement, events are put into motion, that haven’t a brake.
What a tremendous story this is. Was it far fetched? Definitely not, think Krays and add some. Danny is a terrifying character with a ton of patience. He is calculated, and more than happy to wait his time, which makes him even more terrifying. He has protection from high places, who rake in the rewards of looking the other way, losing evidence and warning him of plans to bring him down but even Danny can overstep the mark. A line is crossed that cannot be erased, and Danny just can’t let it go.
I was glued to every page of this story, and even with its size read it in one sitting. When events had taken place, I had to know what Danny would do to even the score, but I was numb as I read. The descriptions of events that followed were like I was there. I felt so very helpless my heart rate increased and I don’t think I have ever felt so helpless, reading a book.
If you like gangland thrillers, then this is a perfect read for you.
Everything of gangland life is in these pages. I do hope there is going to be more of this from Owen Mullen. I have read all of his books, and they have been brilliant, but this is another league, and he is top in this premiership. Stunning!
I wish to thank the author for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Bestselling author Owen Mullen is a McIlvanney Crime Book Of The Year long-listed novelist.
Owen Mullen graduated from Strathclyde University, moved to London and worked as a rock musician, session singer and songwriter, and had a hit record in Japan with a band he refuses to name; Owen still loves to perform on occasion. His great love for travel has taken him on many adventures from the Amazon and Africa to the colourful continent of India and Nepal. A gregarious recluse, he and his wife, Christine, split their time between Glasgow, and their home away from home in the Greek Islands where all of his crime thrillers were created.
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