"If you loved My Brilliant Friend, The Godfather, and Montalbano you'll love this utterly gripping novel about women in organised crime in Sicily."
Most victims of the mafia are the Sicilians themselves. The role of women both as perpetrators and victims has been grossly overlooked. Until now.
As the daughter of Sicilian immigrants, in her teens Maria turns her back on her origins and fully embraces the English way of life. Notwithstanding her troubled and humble childhood in London, and backed up by her intelligence, beauty and sheer determination, she triumphantly works her way up to join the upper middle-class of British society. There she becomes a bastion of civility.
But a minor incident wakes up feelings of revenge in her like those lurking in Maria's Sicilian origins. As she delves deeper into her mother's family history a murky past unravels, drawing Maria more and more into a mire of vendetta.
"The charm of reading this book is that: always, and I mean always, the reader is satisfied with the result." - Manuela Iordache
"Wow - this is a great story!" - Phil Rowan
"An enthralling read on many levels." - *Book Trail
"Certainly exciting and riveting reading." - Emma B Books
"I really enjoyed the book." Pamela Lewis
"It's a must-read for mystery lovers." - Carolyn Bowen
"A cracking good read" - Ann Gough
**"This is an addictive read from page one to last and thoroughly enjoyable!"- Janet Cousineau
"Insightful, well written and I found the pace just right" - Dawn D'auvin
This book makes very interesting reading and a lot of research has gone into it. I have awarded this book 5 deserving stars. Haley Norton***