Saturday 15 May 2021



Synopsis/blurb ....

After suffering a lifetime of tyranny under her father’s oppressive rule, when Lou-Lou sees a chance to make a break with the man she loves, she takes it. Problem is, daddy’s also known as Big Bobby Joe, a dangerous and powerful man in the local area—powerful enough to put out a sixty grand bounty on the head of the man she’s run off with, who also happens to be one of his ex-employees.

With every criminal affiliate out looking for them, making good on their getaway doesn’t seem promising. Even their so-called friends are on the take, willing to pull a double-cross if that’s what’s going to turn them a quick buck. But Big Bobby Joe hasn’t counted on his daughter's resolve to distance herself from him. No matter what he throws at her, no matter what he does, she’s going to get away—or die trying.

Brutal, violent, confrontational but with a lot of heart.

Family eh? Great when they are loving and supportive. Not so much fun when they are controlling, abusive and violent. When daddy knows best and suffocates your spirit, denying you oxygen. Perhaps you should expect a reaction, especially if your daughter inherits your genes and your determination and resilience. Perhaps you're too arrogant to notice and it catches you by surprise.

An illicit romance, love, plans, flight, holing-up, pursuit, betrayal, confrontation, death, infringement of copyright, a blast from the past, meetings, consequences, and a final settling of the family account.

Cracking, my kind of book with Heatley delivering again. My kind of author. Probably not for the faint-hearted.

Mr Heatley has been enjoyed before ..... The PitbullThe Motel WhoreThe VampireThe BoyFatBoy and An Eye For An Eye

4.5 from 5

Read - April, 2021
Published - 2019
Page count - 156
Source - purchased copy
Format - paperback


  1. Not sure this one's for me, Col, if I'm being honest. But I do like the premise. And books exploring family dynamics can be excellent if they're done well. Just not sure it's the right time for me to read something that's not for the faint-hearted...

    1. Margot, that's fair comment. No one book has universal appeal, we all like different things in our reading.