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Diamond by Jessie Keane

Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Source: Edpr
Rating: 4/5
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About The Book

In the early years of the last century, a desperate young girl changes her name and flees the confines of her brutal, dominating gangland family in London. Now calling herself ‘Diamond Dupree’, she goes to Paris to become an artist’s model but the world there is different to what she had supposed it would be and she soon falls on hard times. When she manages to escape at the end of the First World War, she leaves behind her a mystery – and a dead man.
Back home in London, she reluctantly re-joins the Soho family ‘firm’ she’d once been glad to leave behind. Having grown tougher during her time in Paris, she soon becomes a force to be reckoned with, a feared and respected gangland queen. But then she meets Jacob Dunne, the youngest son of a wealthy aristocratic family, and sparks fly.
But can she escape the long arm of the law and the hangman’s noose, when the crimes of her past finally catch up with her?


My Thoughts

Do you know what a Diamond is? It’s a stone that has to be polished to shine and have its own sparkle.
I think this is the core of this book; because Diamond Butcher, our main character, has to leave her family bounds to become something different and disconnect but it will not be as easy as she expects.
This is a brutal story; intelligent, brave and full of action that will not leave anyone indifferent. Also, it’s quite impossible to not admire Diamond’s force, she is intelligent and with a thirst for revenge. As you can imagine this is a story that will keep any reader turning pages without noticing.
It’s not a book to take in vain, it’s thick but it will keep you addicted, believe me!
Are you ready to discover “Diamond”?


About The Author

Dubbed ‘Queen of the Underworld’, Jessie Keane is of Romany gypsy stock. She was born rich, in the back of her gran’s barrel top wagon, and her family thrived until their firm crashed into bankruptcy and became poor. Her father died when she was a teenager and she fled to London to escape grim reality, finding there a lifelong fascination with the criminal underworld and the teeming life of the city.
Twice divorced and living in a freezing council flat, she decided to pursue her childhood aim to become a writer. She sold her wedding dress to buy a typewriter and penned her first Annie Carter book, Dirty Game.
This was followed by five more Annie Carter books, all Sunday Times bestsellers, then Ruby Darke arrived in Nameless, Lawless and The Edge. Jessie’s stand-alone novels include Jail Bird, The Make, Dangerous, Fearless, The Knock and The Manor.