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Maggie of My Heart

4.88  ·  Rating details ·  8 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Set in the world of nightclubs, bedsits and bars, during the post-war years, Maggie, a beautiful escort girl, is caught up in a violent relationship with her lover, a spiv, Johnny. Their blackmail scams lead to murder, from which Maggie escapes into marriage with a wealthy older suitor. A chance meeting with Johnny years later, tosses her back into his clutches. When his p ...more
Kindle Edition, 77 pages
Published November 8th 2019 by Demain Publishing
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Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A real page-turner with a character you can't help rooting for. The focus of the story, Maggie Mears, smoulders her way through the pages, trapping and conning men with Johnny, her partner in crime. Eventually she escapes this life but the past soon comes back to haunt her and she is forced to make a decision. Truly, a noir to be devoured in one go. ...more
Deborah Sheldon
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As a fan of colloquial language in fiction, I found the dialogue and narrative voice utterly delightful - you can even hear the accents. Maggie may have "risen above her station", but she's still a resourceful and streetwise character when put in a tough spot. Don't expect any good guys in this noirish tale. ...more
Paula  R. C. Readman
Nov 08, 2019 rated it really liked it

Brilliant! Written with a wonderful flow. Great characters and a great twist. Look forward to reading more books by the author
Ruschelle Dillon
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
‘Able Grable,’ Maggie Mears, thought the grifters-life she once shared with Johnny was behind her; until a chance meeting with her old flame at a photography studio threatened her high-society marriage with her rich but ever-so-sweet husband.
Would Maggie give in to her ex-lover and partner in crime once again or will she protect the lavish life she’s built at any cost?

This could easily be a 1940' tale ‘ripped straight from the headlines’. All it’s missing is the distinctive voice-over from Keit
Mandy Huggins
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This gorgeous slice of noir would make a wonderful TV drama. A tautly-paced page-turner that demands to be read in one sitting. With pitch-perfect writing, and each character a gem, Maggie of My Heart draws you into its gritty world and doesn’t let you go until the last page. Maggie is a wonderful character, strong and yet vulnerable, a woman who has escaped a life of crime and sleaze only to have it rear its ugly head again in the form of her erstwhile lover, Johnny. I was rooting for her every ...more
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