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Dangerous Promises

By Roberta Kray

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The addictive new thriller. No one knows crime like Kray.

When Sadie Wise strikes up a seemingly innocent conversation with a stranger on a train, the only thing on her mind is finding her husband Eddie and making him sign their divorce papers. She tells Mona that Eddie has been avoiding her for years but now Sadie knows where he is, she can finally be free from him. In Sadie's mind, it's a throwaway moment. In Mona's mind, Sadie is asking Mona to do something very dangerous for her.

That one chance encounter sets off a chain of events involving murder, deception and danger and Sadie soon realises that Mona has taken their meeting very seriously. Because now Mona is everywhere and she won't leave Sadie alone until she's fulfilled her side of their 'deal' . . .

Biographical Notes

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 Streetwise, No Mercy, Dangerous Promises and Exposed.

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  • Publication date: 10 Sep 2015
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A cracking good read — Jessie Keane
Well into Martina Cole territory, Robert Kray gets under the skin of the London underworld — Independent
Action, intrigue and a character-driven plot . . . sure to please any crime fiction fans — Woman
Gripping — Daily Express
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