Book Review: Fight Back by Anna Smith

May 10, 2019 Book review 8 ★★★★★

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.

Book Review: Fight Back by Anna SmithFight Back by Anna Smith
Series: Kerry Casey, #2
Published by Quercus Publishing on 2 May 2019
Pages: 448
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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five-stars

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.

!@#$ addictive CRIME Thriller

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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Rating Report
Characters
five-stars
Setting
five-stars
Pace
five-stars
Did I feel it?
five-stars
Overall: five-stars

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.

five-stars

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8 Responses to “Book Review: Fight Back by Anna Smith”

  1. Lindsi

    A successful female gangster? Interesting! I haven’t heard of this one, but it sounds like a unique perspective.

    Also, I see you also use book blogger icon tags at the bottom of your reviews! I recently started using them and love it. I feel like they’re their own review, a summarized version with pictures. I made my own set of images, and they’re available on my blog if you’re interested. There’s a tab at the top, and they’re free to use. I tried to a pretty wide selection with varying colors, so I’d have options. Just throwing it out there!

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬
    Lindsi recently posted…All Our Broken Pieces by L.D. Crichton [Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway]

    • trish

      Thanks for letting me know about your book icons, I do have a bunch already. But I’ll definitely check out yours too. I love seeing them in reviews.

  2. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    Well, I agree about the cover. It seems pretty generic and not something I would pick up. But it sounds like the inside far outshines the outside! Love the concept of a crime boss trying to go straight. And I can just imagine how well that would go over with the others and the danger she would be in. I might have to look for the first in the series… because the world would surely end if I started with book two. LOL
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books recently posted…Review: The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

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