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The Debt

Roberta Kray

8 Reviews

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Fiction, Crime & mystery

Reissue of Roberta Kray's first gritty gangland novel, along with The Pact and The Lost

An anonymous phone call was all it took to alert the police to a body at The Palace. Now, eighteen years later, Johnny Frank is coming out of jail with only one thing on his mind - to kill the man who put him there. But first he's going to make him suffer. Jim Buckley has got everything he doesn't: a marriage, kids, a future.

Moving in on his life, Johnny subtly begins to spread rumour and suspicion. Dividing husband and wife, father and son, he sets about his intention of destroying the family from inside out. But his plans soon go dramatically awry. As the past returns to haunt him, a vicious murder and kidnap force him back on to the streets of London. He could choose to disappear if it wasn't for Simone. Buckley's provocative daughter-in-law has got under his skin - and with her husband's life in the balance it seems she may be willing to do just about anything to persuade Johnny to help her...

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Praise for The Debt

  • A cracking good read

  • Well into Martina Cole territory - Independent

  • Action, intrigue and a character-driven plot . . . sure to please any crime fiction fans - Woman

  • Gripping - Daily Express

  • A compelling mystery

  • Written by the widow of Reggie Kray, one of the East End's most notorious gangsters, this has an authenticity and insight to it that many other thrillers don't - Candis

  • There can be few people better placed to write about East End gangsters than Reggie Kray's widow Roberta, and her unique insight into the murky world of organised crime shines through in this gritty fiction thriller... Kray's storytelling is intelligent, gripping and sure to entertain - News of the World

  • A Cole-esque, addictive read... expect a healthy dose of the kidnapping, blackmail and murder that no East End novel would be complete without - London Lite

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Roberta Kray

Through her marriage to Reggie Kray, Roberta Kray has a unique and authentic insight into London's East End. Roberta met Reggie in early 1996 and they married the following year; they were together until Reggie's death in 2000. Roberta is the author of many previous bestsellers including No Mercy, Dangerous Promises, Exposed and Survivor.

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