An utterly addictive, page-turning and gritty thriller

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Pub Date 15 Jun 2023 | Archive Date 31 May 2023

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It takes a strong woman to run a family – and an empire

Janey Hallahan was born into the criminal life. After the death of her father, she became head of the family business – every day making dark decisions that make her family firm richer, no matter how dangerous.

While Janey rules gangland with an iron fist, she always sticks to her own code of honour, and the innocent never get hurt.

One of her workers, Danny McInroy runs an exclusive club in Glasgow – the kind of place where the ultra-wealthy can fulfil their darkest desires, for a hefty cost. He’s good at his job, but his arrogance and propensity to violence makes him a liability. But when Janey discovers that he’s linked to the disappearance of two women, it’s time to take revenge.

Because no one messes with Janey, or her empire… and as gangland is about to learn, a powerful woman will stop at nothing to protect her reputation.

A pulse-racing, totally gripping thriller that fans of Jessie Keane, Kimberly Chambers and Heather Burnside won't be able to put down.

It takes a strong woman to run a family – and an empire

Janey Hallahan was born into the criminal life. After the death of her father, she became head of the family business – every day making dark...

Advance Praise

Readers can’t get enough of Alex Kane’s gangland thrillers:

‘Grit, twists and great characters. Alex Kane at her finest!’ Emma Tallon, author of Her Payback

‘Another fantastic gritty Gangland thriller from Alex Kane. Five stars from me!’ Gemma Rogers, author of The Feud

‘I read this book in one night and all I have is 3 words. Oh my god.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review

‘This is a phenomenal read…perfectly written and paced. You absolutely cannot predict this one.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review

‘One hell of a book, full of action… five stars from me, especially for the slap bang ending that I didn’t see coming.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review

‘So gripping and unputdownable…Fantastic, with loads of full on action. I loved it all.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review

‘I was gripped from page one and had sleepless nights because I couldn’t put it down. Worth way more than five stars.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review

‘A brilliant read. I couldn’t put it down – the writing is so good you feel like you’re part of the action.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review

‘What a page turner this is… you never want it to end… A great, gritty, UK gangland thriller’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review

‘A must read! Highly deserving of all the stars and completely unputdownable.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review

‘I absolutely loved this… Full of tension throughout, this will have you racing through the pages.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review

‘A great crime family saga of totally believable characters…This book has a T.V. series written all over it!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review

Readers can’t get enough of Alex Kane’s gangland thrillers:

‘Grit, twists and great characters. Alex Kane at her finest!’ Emma Tallon, author of Her Payback

‘Another fantastic gritty Gangland...

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This book is already an absolute belter. I couldn't put it down. So many twists and turns. The writing was amazing I just hope we get to meet Janey again. Because one book isn't enough

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Brilliant, possibly the best book Alex has written, it had everything, I literally couldn’t put the book down at all it was that good

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Firstly thank you Netgalley for this Arc

Another gritty page turner gangland book by this brilliant author

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This is the sort of book I love to take on holidays as you can race through it and feel like you have experienced a thrilling read. The characters are really engaging and well developed and I enjoyed exploring the darker side of life.

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Totally gripping from prologue to end this was an unputdownable book.Alex Kane's books are great gangland crime reads that I can't get enough of.I hope there will be more in the series as I'm sure there's a lot more to learn about Janey.
Highly recommended
Thanks to Netgalley and Hera Books for the ARC.

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Janey is a crime boss who runs glasglow and other uk cities she is a woman in a mans world. And some men wont take orders from a woman but janey is bo ordinary woman and wont take any disrespect from anyone .young women are going missing in glasglow and the culprit beyond these crimes works for janey she will have her payback.a fast paced thriller by a top author it doesn't disappoint thank you netgallery for allowing me to read the book. Review sent to good reads.

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another brilliant read from this author so very addictive and gripping. Janey Hallahan rules Glasgow she knows everyone and everything.one of her employees. Who runs Club Envy is on his death bed and handing it other to his stepson Danny is taking over Janey does not trust him he has a problem with women and women who rule. I don't want to give the story away. But Danny wants to take Janey s empire away from her he will do anything to get it. it's just so good highly recommend.

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Janey Hallahan was a Northern Irish woman
And she a hard woman that had a load of runners to back her up
Then was Danny Mcinroy who was adopted by Geo Mcinroy
He loved his self did Danny
I had an ARC

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Wow what a book thank you ever so much for the opportunity to review. I could not put it down. Would definitely recommend to others

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Thanks to boldwood books and netgalley for this arc. I was blown away by this book, also nice to see strong women taking the lead. When janey hallahan takes over her fathers criminal empire after his death, there are things she isnt happy with, the main one Danny Mcinroy who despises women and certainly doesnt want to take orders from his new boss. As danny tries to take his new boss down, but is she 1 step ahead of him?. When a young women is beaten so badly by danny mcinroys hands, she escapes with her life and moves away so he wont finish the job., her best friend martin wants to destroy him, the whilst attending his nightclub 1 night, he is abducted. When rory is tasked with killing martin, he cant do it, what does he do? Even though janey is on the wrong side of the law, there are some things she will not tolerate, what are they? Nice to read a gangland boss with a softer side . Loved this book, couldnt put it down, twists and turns, hope janey will feature in more books?

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An utterly addictive, page-turning and gritty thriller
by Alex Kane

Another superb read from this very talented author. Alex Kane knows what her readers want and delivers each and every time.

A gangland thriller that will have you gripped from the first page. I didn't want to put this book down and as I got near the end, i didn't want it to finish.
It's time for Janey to take over the family business. A business that for so long has been a male orientated world. Well not any more, Janey will prove she is a force to be reckoned with. Don't mistake her for some weak woman as that isn't what she is. She is strong and fierce and will put any man in his place if needed.

Superb storong Characters with a gripping story line, this book will have you hooked from the start.

What a superb read.

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Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher and author for this eARC.

This is a well written, gritty gangland thriller that I thoroughly enjoyed. Alex Kane certainly knows how to connect with her readers through her writing and has really excelled here, in my opinion. I've devoured this book in just over a day, whenever I had any free time I would pick my kindle up again and continue reading, it was that good. I thought the book started off well and I was drawn in straightaway and the more I read the more I became invested in the characters and the story. As always, there are characters I loathed and hated and I think the author has definitely done their job making me feel this way. There are lots of threads here, and they all begin to slowly come together beautifully towards the end, leading to an expected ending. If you're a fan of gangland, crime books I'd recommend this and don't think you'll be disappointed.

4 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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I was thrilled to read the latest release from one of my favourite authors in this genre. I wasn't disappointed! Kane created a gripping gangland story that kept me up way past my bedtime.

Janey, the protagonist, is a likeable character whose sensitive side is portrayed without diminishing her strength. Kane's creation of strong female characters is seamless and impressive. While I briefly felt sympathetic toward Danny in the first few chapters, Kane's ability to make readers detest certain characters is a true talent.

It took me a few chapters to understand who was who and what was happening, but once I did, I was fully invested. The brief, punchy chapters made for a captivating and easy read.

Although it's not my all-time favourite from this author, I would still give it a well-deserved five-star rating.

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What a book ,I waited in anticipation for this book to come out. I bloody love Alex kanes writing , there has not been one book I have read that I have not devoured in one night ,
I loved Janey so much , such a fierce but likeable character .
Only down fall is that I have to wait a while for next book.
Alex kane should be up there with the top authors as her books are phenomenal .
Please write more.

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Another fantastic read from Alex Kane . This book was so so good I would highly recommend this book. I can't wait for Alex's next book hopefully soon .

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I have read all of Alex Kanes books and can honestly say once you pick one up it's really hard to put down until you get to the end.. I certainly had a couple of really late nights till I got this read. Absolute brilliant read, I was gripped from the 1st page and didn't want it to end.

Loads of action in it leading to an ending you certainly can't predict, lots of twists and turns with amazing believable characters.

I loved it, definitely worth the 5 stars, would of gave more if I was able to.

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Another very good read set in Glasgow and revolving around gangsters. I liked the characterisation and the plotting. Some characters I absolutely hated, especially Danny! The plotting was interesting, there was plenty drama and suspense with a neatly wrapped up ending. An author I would recommend for lovers of thrillers. Thanks to Net Galley for my ARC.

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Another fabulous read from Alex Kane! Seriously fast paced and gritty from the very start. Great characters with some real bad eggs causing problems. Hope we don't have to wait too long for the next one!

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Janey is not a woman to be messed with but then neither is her employee Danny McInroy, he hates women and hates having Janey as his boss and sets his sites on bringing down her empire.

Wow what a gripping page turner, Danny is an utterly disgusting human being, but I was so engrossed I couldn't put this one down.

I am so delighted to read in the acknowledgements that Alex is now a full time writer, very well deserved and I cannot wait to get stuck into more.

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Gangland thriller Glasgow.

Janey Hallahan is the boss of the clubs and hearing Geo McInroy is on his death bed with cancer, Glasgows most feared gangster, his step son Danny is taking over Club Envy and Carbeth he is not to be trusted. Glasgow will go under, and she needs proof to get rid of him once and for all she knows he is involved in murders and drug rings, she's watching him.

Cor Blimey this is one fast pace read, digging up lots of twisted secrets that are so clever and you never see coming. I do hope this is the start of a new series from this author and we learn more from Janey and husband Ciaran, it's definitely a must read book and would make a fantastic series all round for readers.
Excellent 5 stars. gripping and twisted read.

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Absolutely loved this book I didn't want it to end.I was gripped from start to finish as I do love strong women able to live without following a man.This book is of one of my favourite genre's and readers will love it as I did,the story and characters are so believable and will draw you in and grip you till the end.EXCELLENT BOOK 5*

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Thanks to Netgalley and Boldwood Books for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

So Janey is the head of the Hallahan Empire and isn't too fond of Danny. Danny's dad Geo, a loyal employee of Janey's is dying and Danny is due to take over Geo's businesses. Does Danny toe the line??? Does Janey have to slap him into submission??? Or does she end his career before it even begins???

I wasn't too sure of this at first. A lot of characters with a lot of details at a slow pace. When I got around halfway through, the pace picked up, story was intriguing. It could have ended in several different directions. I was eager to see how this one would finish. Will definitely look out for more of Alex's work

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A Scottish gangland thriller with a strong female protagonist.
Janey is a fab main character and I would love to see her again in another Kane book.
A good amount of characters with different stories which meant there was a variety of endings that puke have happened.
If you like Martina Cole, Jacqui Rose, Jessie Keane amongst others then this will be right up your Street.

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Gutsy Gangland Thriller..
A strong and feisty woman, a criminal empire, an iron fist - a man’s world? Janey Hallahan, born into a life of crime is now head of that criminal underworld - she rules with a fist of iron but she always abides by her code of honour - but now Janey is out for revenge and there is absolutely no stopping her. A fast paced, gutsy gangland thriller with a plot populated with keenly observed and credible characters and an action fuelled and edgy narrative.

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📖 Book - Janey
✍️ Author - Alex Kane
📕 Publisher - Hera
🗓 Publication Date - 15th June 2023.

We all have them don’t we … the certain authors that we love … that get to skip the queue’s for our book reviews, we don’t even need to read the book blurb before we hit the pre-order/buy or netgalley request button!! But like every mum of their children … of course I don’t have ONE favourite 🤩 😉 😜 😉…….. I have a FEW!!! 😂.

📕 📖 gangland/crime 📖📕.

We meet Janey Hallahan. She is head of the crime family, having taken over when her father passed away. She had to work twice as hard, to earn the respect from the men who work for her, but this she has now managed. Danny’s father worked for Janey and he was well respected by her. Now that Danny has taken over, she just knows this is not going to end well!! Danny thinks he is untouchable but he shouldn’t underestimate Janey … absolutely not!!
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Alex Kane is back and reminding us all why she is just brilliant.

Janey is strong, fierce and doesn’t need a man to fulfil her. In fact, there are men in this book Janey would have for breakfast and spit out when done.

I knew I was going to love this book. I mean I love all of Alex’s books. However, I think this is my favourite yet. This book has given me Martina Cole feels and I’ve loved it.

Janey doesn’t like Danny, therefore he should be worried. As a reader, we get glimpses of why this is the case. We get to know Danny rather well as we read. Personally, I’ve thought he’s a bit of a self obsessed sleazebag.

Kane has created a masterpiece which has taken me to the dark side and I’m not even going to pretend I don’t love it. Janey is FABULOUS!! Definitely deserving of her own series. I have devoured this book in just one sitting and have no regrets. This is the best yet by this author.

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I’d like to thank Hera Books and NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read ‘Janey’ by Alex Kane in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

Janey Hallahan is head of the powerful Glasgow gangland family business helped by her husband Ciaran. When Geo McInroy dies his stepson Danny takes over the running of Club Envy but his boss is Janey. Danny hates Janey, he hates all women who he believes aren’t worthy of his respect, but Janey has his measure and will stop at nothing to protect her empire even if it means removing Danny.

‘Janey’ runs her business with a fist of iron, but she’s also loyal to those who work for her and will destroy anyone who crosses her and who she considers deserving of her kind of justice. Although she thinks nothing of causing bloodshed I like Janey as she’s tough yet fair and has the respect of her gang. The story is gritty with lots of drama, intrigue and suspense and an exciting conclusion that was fitting. I’ve enjoyed reading this thriller and would like to read more of Janey in the future.

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