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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32  ·  rating details  ·  377 ratings  ·  27 reviews
Murder, loyalty and vengeance collide in Jessie Keane’s gritty fourth novel.Life is good for Gracie Doyle - running her Manchester casino keeps her busy. Until the police turn up at her door one day and her world is turned upside down. She is given news that her two estranged brothers have been viciously attacked. George is in hospital on a ventilator and worringly, Harry ...more
ebook, 464 pages
Published January 20th 2011 by HarperCollins Publishers
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Jessie Keane started off her books with an absolutely brilliant trilogy featuring a character by the name of Annie Bailey. When I finished them I was a little worried about whether her follow on books would create such good characters. Thankfully her following book Jail Bait was a great book too with brilliant plot and characters.

This latest book is of exactly the same making. We meet Gracie Doyle who is far from perfect but is great to read about. There is no hanging around waiting for the plot
A gripping, heart racing murder mystery novel. Easy to read with the short chapters. A little raw in places, but it would not be a Jessie Keane novel without it.
Time taken to read - 3 days

Publisher - Harper

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Murder, loyalty and vengeance collide in Jessie Keane's gritty fourth novel.

Life is good for Gracie Doyle – running her Manchester casino keeps her busy. Until the police turn up at her door one day and her world is turned upside down. She is given news that her two estranged brothers have been viciously attacked. George is in hospital on a ventilator and worringly, Harry is missing.

Gracie has no option but to leave the good life
Bill McCartney
Jessie King’s writing is compared with that of Martina Cole, a compliment with which I must agree. Moreover, Jessie seems to cover the same gritty stuff without recourse to the repetitive use of ribald wording that seem to permeate the narrative in Martina’s books.

The content might appeal more to men in particular whose sexuality borders on the bi or homo variety, as I found this aspect a bit overdone for my literary and personal taste,

Youngish straight men could find an apparent attraction in s
Winter Sophia Rose
Gripping, Captivating & Gritty!
Natalie Liddle
Great book, couldn't put it down.
This is the fourth book I have read from Jessie Keane and I haven't been disappointed yet. The Make is a dual narrative between Gracie Doyle, A Casino owner in Manchester, and her two estranged brothers who have started to run an escort agency in London. The siblings are soon drawn back together after one of the brothers is brutally attacked and one is kidnapped. the dual narrative makes this thriller a real page turner. I read it in 24 hours. A really, really good read.
Couldn't put this book down!! Really enjoyed it.
I didn't enjoy this book as much as the Annie Carter books but it was still a good read. I just didn't care about the characters as much as in the Annie books. I did like the way the story kept jumping back and forth between the characters though. And the way it was left on a cliffhanger, hopefully Jessie will write a sequel one day.
this book grips you from the very beginning to end it will have you on the edge of your seat! its a little uncomfortable in places but its still a fantastic read!
I thought Jessie Keane is a rough diamond in the mine, a rare find. Much as I like to read, the more I read, the more difficult it is for most stories to grip me. And hers do. I'm really upset that my national library here in my country doesn't stock all the books after "The Make", nor do the usual bookstores.
I got 50 pages in and couldn't read any more. the violence, the hatred, the language just isn't for me I'm afraid. there's enough of it out there without reading stories with it in
Valerie Smith
Cracking book really enjoyed it, it was hard to put down! The story was brilliant woven around the characters, and I was sorry when I finished it!
Shaz Webster
Reading them all in order and this is the best yet. Jessie's writing and storytelling gets better with each book. Deffo a 5 star read from me!
If you like Martin Cole, you will like Jessie Keane. Easy to read, straight into the storyline, I liked it, good holiday read.
Claire-louise Brown
A good book. Mainly predictable with an odd twist at the end. Easy read not a patch on marina cole but still worth a read.
Did not enjoy this book as much as the others i have read of Jessie Keane .Found this one a bit slow .
The best of Jessie Keane books. Very gritty and hard to put down.
Julia Connor
Fantastic read, look forward to reading more by this author.
Debi Easthaugh
very good but not as good as the annie carter series.
Christine Coultrup
Once you start reading you won't want to put it Down
Louise Barracks
Brilliant read but still prefer Martina Cole
another good book by Jessie Keane
Always a fan of Jessie keane.
T.L. Parker
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