I’ll be honest, I wouldn’t have given the book cover of Fight Back by Anna Smith a second glance. It does nothing for me. But the gangland Glasgow setting caught my attention, so I decided to jump straight in to book 2 of this series. Great decision, as WOW I flat-out loved this book.
Thanks to Quercus Publishing for giving me for giving me a copy of this book for review consideration. As always, no matter what the source of the book, you get my honest, unbiased opinion.Fight Back by Anna Smith
Series: Kerry Casey, #2
Published by Quercus Publishing on 2 May 2019
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Gangster Kerry Casey has fought her way to the top of the Glasgow crime scene. But can she stay there?
Kerry Casey is now a fully-fledged gangland boss. With her business partner Sharon and her wily lawyer Marty at her side, she is busy ridding her organisation of the drug-dealing, people-trafficking scum her dead brother Mickey got them involved with. But her great dream is still to take the Caseys straight.
Her plan to turn her organisation around hinges on building a property empire in Spain. But Kerry has some deadly rivals - in Glasgow, on the Costa del Sol, and even further afield. They will never believe she has what it takes to defend her turf, and they won't rest until the Caseys are destroyed.
When her enemies strike at the heart of the Casey family, Kerry must prepare for the fight of her life - for her business, her friends and her own survival.
You don’t need to have read Blood Feud (book 1) to dive into this series, as it recaps events nicely. However I am definitely going to go back and read it, as I’d like more time with these characters. Plus I want to fully understand and appreciate what happened in the past.
3 Things I Loved
- Kerry is such a fantastic character. She heads up the Casey gang and never disassociates herself from the violence and criminal roots of her family background. Which has now made her an unwilling leader. However she wants to turn straight, and run legitimate businesses. She reminds me of Jax in Sons of Anarchy, who wanted the same, but just sank deeper and deeper in to corruption.
- My anxiety levels went through the roof while reading. It’s full of action, but also full of emotion as I cared about the characters. By page 10, my nerves were already shot.
- When I say it gripped me, it really, really did. I decided sleep had to take second place to finishing the book. It was either that or stay awake all night worrying about the characters.
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I’m delighted to have found a new author to follow, and when the next book comes out in this series, I’ll be snapping it up.
Who should read Fight Back by Anna Smith
If you are a fan of tv shows like Sons of Anarchy or Peaky Blinders, then I highly recommend this series to you. Or if you like fast-paced, dark books with great characters, and a high danger element. Fans of Marina Cole, Liz Nugent or Jo Spain should also enjoy.