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An Old Score (Retribution, #1)

4.53  ·  Rating details ·  188 ratings  ·  24 reviews

Teagan Fraser had no idea what she was getting herself into when she took on an assignment as a live-in carer for Dulcie Adams – a retired dancer from a Soho club. Dulcie has waited forty years for her lover, Michael Pointer, to return, but she’s been living in hope for a time that never came and left looking after something important, which J
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Published December 28th 2020 by Athame Press
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Joe Singleton
Dec 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have been looking forward to reading this book for a long while, not only because there was a personal character connection in the book.
As I started the book I was a little worried as there appeared to be lots of characters to get to learn but I need not have been worried. I understand with this being a new series we had to meet all of the characters and get to know them and I love how as I progressed through the book I really got to know the characters and understand them.
Personally, and this
Jess Richardson
Dec 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to be given an ARC copy of this book, and it certainly doesn't disappoint. A well deserved 5 stars from me. It has you hooked from the very first page up until the very last. It has everything you'd want in a book, great storyline, lots of great characters...some you love, and some you love to hate. Very well written and has plenty of twists and turns that make it impossible to put down once you start it. Have to say it's one of the best books, if not THE best, I've read in a ...more
Jan 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Good bed time reading.

I have read a couple of novels by Eddie Baylis and have found her novels readable and something I can get my teeth into waiting now for the follow-up of this novel .Her books are all different and a good read I would recommend her .Eddie baylis is worth 5stars .
Helen Frost
Jan 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
Superb, a story which hits the ground running with plenty of intrigue. Three families all seeking the same goal, whatever it takes. Lots of intertwined themes to get your teeth into- greed, gangsters, money, love stories and divided family loyalties to name but a few. There are a lot of characters to keep track of but the writer expertly guides you through and I was grateful that there were subtle reminders to who is who! Maybe it also helped that my daughter shares her name with the lead charac ...more
Trudie Collins
Jan 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book is filled with diverse and interesting characters who you want good things to happen to, even some of the bad guys. Then there are those that you want to meet horrible ends. Having read other books by this author, I know that some are going to, but she also doesn’t shy away from harming the good guys, so I am expecting that not everything will turn out the way I want it to. There are many twists and turns, but it doesn’t get confusing. It’s interesting and well-paced and makes you want ...more
Gemma Deary
Jan 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic gritty story. When Teagen takes on the job as a live in carer for Dulcie she has no idea what she's getting herself into. Lots of twist and turns throughout that keeps the story moving at a brilliant pace. Really good read. ...more
Denise Carrion
Jan 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this book
Just preordered the next in the series
Mar 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I have previously read another book by this author (The Status Debt), which was absolutely fantastic, so I was really looking forward to reading this one and I wasn’t disappointed.

The first book in the Retribution series, An Old Score is the perfect combination of gritty and involved plot lines full of betrayal and lies, mixed with an intriguing backstory involving the life of a retired cabaret dancer, Dulcie Adams.

Teagan is booked as a live-in carer for Dulcie at her large, but rather run-down
Mar 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Having read and loved The Hunted series by Edie Baylis previously, I was worried that this series had a lot to live up to. I need not have worried as I loved this just as much. The characters were really well written, so much so that I don’t think I’ve ever read a book where I have disliked so many of the characters!!! So many people only out for themselves and willing to do whatever it took to get their hands on the “stolen goods”. All the different characters’ story lines were intricately wove ...more
freda gilmore
Feb 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant read, recommend to readers of Martina Cole etch.,

This author is on par if not better than Martina Cole. This book has you enthralled and you just can't put it down. Looking forward to the sequel due in April. So pleased to have found Edie.
Clare Brack
Jan 31, 2021 rated it really liked it
The 1st one I've read by this author and I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish... ...more
Tracey Carnell
Feb 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Great read

Really enjoyed this book
I'm just hoping there is a follow up as the ending left far to much unsaid
Beccy Thompson
Feb 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What an absolutely fabulous read, well written with excellent pacing.
A really gritty read that hooked me in from page 1.
Brilliant characters (although there were quite a lot) Edie managed to flesh them out and make them ‘relatable’
5* read
Feb 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. Very well written, and quite the page turner. Many thanks to TBC for allowing me to review this book. Looking for ward to more by the author
Feb 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is book 1 in the new Retribution Series and having read a few books by this author I can say this has definitely been my favourite. It’s really well written and a well thought out plot.

Briefly, Teagan has gone to work for Dulcie Adams as a live in carer. Dulcie, a former dancer and lover to a gangster, who disappeared 40 years ago, appears to be suffering from dementia and needs care. However, Teagan has landed in the middle of a gangland feud and her own life is in danger...

I enjoyed this
Dec 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant Storyline!!

I have been patiently waiting to read this book and it didn't disapoint!
I was hooked from the beginning, with the characters pulling themselves into my heart.
There were a lot of characters and I was aware I may lose track of who was who, but I had nothing to worry about as this story was so well written it just flowed with ease.
I feel so invested in the characters I am eagerly anticipating book 2.
Highly recommended!
Feb 07, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This was an interesting read. The story has an old world charm to it, with its mention of cabaret dancers and crime bosses.

The plot revolves around Dulcie Adams who has been waiting since 1965 for her lover Michael to come for her. Before he left the last time, he had entrusted a bag of jewels with her, which he had stolen from his boss, Jacky Powell, of the Powell firm. Now forty years later, Dulcie is living alone in the house that Michael had bought for them, unaware of the sudden interest t
Michelle Kidwell
Feb 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
An Old Score
(Retribution Book 1)
by Edie Baylis
Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 28 Dec 2020
I am reviewing a copy of An Old Score through BooksGoSocial and Netgalley:
Due to strong language and intense subject matter I would not recommend this book to those under the age of seventeen.
Teagan Fraser is clueless at to what she is getting herself into after taking an assignment as a live in caring for Dulcie Adams — a retired dancer from a Soho club. Dulcie has waited for her lover Michael Poin
Feb 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is my first read by this author .... and wow, I thought this was a cracker of a read. Three families all after the same thing and who will do anything to get it. This book had everything I love - great characters I either liked or loathed, it was full of lies and deceit and so many plot twists. I was hooked from the first page to the last and thought this was one fast paced thrilling read that really grabbed my attention. I loved the authors writing style and that the book was told through ...more
Ruth Matheson
Feb 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
Overall 4.5*
A new series from Edie and this book did not disappoint. It's a classic story of when thieves (and families) fall out along with love, greed and how innocent parties can be caught up into situations which they have no control over. There is a lot going on in the story however Edie so carefully intertwines it all that you do not become confused and it makes this a great page turner.
I read this book as an ARC for my book club.
Mar 01, 2021 rated it it was ok
I was really looking forward to reading this book but was confused, there were so many characters, and reading about one of the characters it was switched to another without any warning.
The ending was disappointing for me as I wanted to know what happened to Leah it seemed to be left up in the air.
I did read it to the end but was left deflated.
I don't like leaving negative feedback but then it wouldn't be honest.

Kamini Mehta
Feb 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
Dulcie has a past. It's complicated and full of secrets. She may be losing her mind. Teagan is hired to help care for Dulcie, as the past comes rushing in and it seems like everyone has ulterior motives. The overlapping stories weave together, uncovering layers of relationships. An entertaining read. ...more
Mar 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
Interesting twists and turns in this thriller. But lots of characters that I just couldn't get into. As I read it I was thinking it would make a good slapstick thriller movie.

I read the book on NetGalley
Sue Wallace
Feb 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
An Old Score by Edie Baylis.
Retribution #1.
Three families with only one prize. Who will it be?
This was a really good read. Likeable characters. A good Story. I'm looking forward to book 2. Can't wait to read what happens next. 4*.
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Edie Baylis lives in central England with her partner, children and oversized nutcase dog. She has worked all over the country in previous occupations - some of which have been enjoyable, others not. Either way, she has met a lot of interesting people - some of which have helped to shape the characters in her books.

Reading has always been one of Edie's great passions and is a self-confessed book h

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