Five Days of Fog
London, December, 1952. At the beginning of what will come to be known as the Great Smog, Ruby Palmer waits to be released from prison.
At home her daughter, Florrie, also waits, knowing that the moment her mother returns she herself will face a choice: stay where she is, in the heart of her matriarchial and criminal family, or leave it all to make a safer, duller life with...more
We meet Florrie Palmer, a seventeen year old girl born into a criminal gang run by women who are also her family, but she has fallen in love and wants to go straight - how will she tell them and how will they take it?
We are then introduced to the rest of her family:- her mother Ruby who has spent two years in prison and is due ...more
This book was so damn interesting. A booktuber I follow described this story as being if Peaky Blinders were set in London and were females. As soon as she used Peaky Blinders to describe it I knew I had to add it to my TBR as I'm such a fan of the show.
This story takes place over the course of 5 days during the Great Smog, which occurred in London in December of 1952. It follows a female gang called the Cutters and, in particular, seventeen-year-old Florrie, whose mother, Ruby, the n ...more
Thank you to Orion Publishing Group and netgalley from giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my honest unbiased review.
It follows The Cutter family a gang of criminals living in London. The focus is on the women, all strong and larger than life, living within a family with a strong hierarchy.
Ruby the current ...more
And all the historical ...more
The novel starts with the fog's arrival and ends with it's departure. I found the characters and their relationships and dialogue unconvincing - something like an Eastenders ...more
Anna FReeman is a master of her craft. To make this a unique, eye opening, and action packed novel for a five day period. Loved the characters, the sense of being in the fog it was so well described, and the high fever pitch of suspense.