Roberta Kray - The Payment: Part 4 (chapters 23-35) - Little, Brown Book Group

The Payment: Part 4 (chapters 23-35)

By Roberta Kray

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The final part in the new four-part ebook-serial from Roberta Kray - no one knows crime like Kray.

THE FINAL PART IN THE ADDICTIVE NEW 4-PART EBOOK-SERIAL FROM ROBERTA KRAY.

NO ONE KNOWS CRIME LIKE KRAY

I don't mind a challenge, especially when the odds are stacked in my favour. My last guest was a snivelling wretch, always crying, always pleading, as if any of that nonsense was going to make a damn bit of difference. Ava Gold is going to make up for all the disappointments of my life, all the tedious days and tiresome nights. If she behaves, I'll treat her well - I'm not in the business of making people suffer unnecessarily - but I won't be disobeyed . . .

Ava wants to believe Chris is innocent of the crime he's accused of but the more digging she does, the worse it looks for him. And there's still the issue of Holly and what Ava's been hiding from the police to sort out. Ava doesn't think things can get any worse but she has no idea how wrong she is, because the man who's been watching her has decided the time for watching is over. He's ready to act . . .

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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 No Mercy, Dangerous Promises, Exposed and Survivor.

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  • ISBN: 9780751569704
  • Publication date: 24 Jul 2017
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Well into Martina Cole territory — Independent
A cracking good read — Jessie Keane
Gripping — Daily Express
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