Faith

a gritty and gripping gangland crime thriller to keep you hooked in 2024

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Pub Date 9 May 2024 | Archive Date 23 May 2024
Headline | Mountain Leopard Press

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'The most authentic new voice in crime fiction' Martina Cole

Every Wills woman knows that family comes first, no matter the cost. 

The shining light in Annie Wills' difficult life is her daughter Maria and she wants nothing more than to keep her safe. When Maria falls pregnant by Fred Walton, the golden son of the local crime family who control Wakefield's brothels, Annie fears trouble. Enraged by the news, Fred lashes out at Maria, scarring her beautiful face. 

The women flee to London for a new life in the East End. Maria is determined that her own daughter, Faith, will have the opportunities she didn't. But as Faith gets older, she begins to ask questions about her father. And as the secrets of Wakefield fester, it soon becomes clear that the Waltons are far from finished with the Wills women . . .  

'The most authentic new voice in crime fiction' Martina Cole

Every Wills woman knows that family comes first, no matter the cost. 

The shining light in Annie Wills' difficult life is her daughter Maria...


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PAGES 400

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First book I've read by this author and I absolutely loved it! The story has been left on a cliffhanger that is begging for the next instalment! In the meantime I will have to source the authors previous books including her non fiction biography which sounds fascinating.

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this was such an amazing gripping read. Annie always wanted to better herself get an education. But the bully her dad won't let her. then she meets Gary, and she ends up pregnant. Gary is. made to marry her. And she sees the man he finally is lazy and a bully she lives for her daughter. Maria then Annie is made to pay back Garys debt. to Ted Walton where she makes a friend for life with Joyce .Maria has fallen for Teds son and one night after something happens to Maria they have to flee and go to Joyce where they start their life. the story and characters in this book will make you laugh and cry so looking forward to book two.

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Wow!!!! What a fantastic start to what sounds like a highly explosive storyline. In the gangster genre this book gives it all ups downs and so many in betweens.
Annie is downtrodden by her abusive husband but this time he’s gone to far, he’s pimped her out to local faces due to debt owing. But it’s an eye opener for Annie who makes a great friend in Joyce. Her daughter Maria is growing up but when she becomes involved with the local faces son it all goes wrong.
What will they do and where will they go? Fantastic read can’t wait for the next book

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Wow what a gripping and emotional book this is to read I have loved reading of these strong women and their lives but the characters and the story brought this book alive for me and i can't wait for Linda Calvey's next.

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A Fantastic story.
It kept me gripped for hours with awesome twists.. also love the fact it said to be continued at the end. So I'm already looking forward to that

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What a great read I couldn't put this book down . Can't wait for the next book to see how this will continue . A must read brilliant .

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This was a brillianr read, set in London in the 1960s through to the 1990s. Marias mom Annie is subjected to violence regularly from Gary her husband.
After leaving school Maria meets Fred, who is on the up in the criminal world and his dad Ted owns the gambling den that Annie works in.. when Maria finds out she is pregnant, she is overjoyed and thinks fred will be too...... is he?. What occurs after Fred finds out about the pegnancy, has Maria and Annie fleeing to start again where they wont be found. Joyce, Annies long time friend is on hand to help out. Can they start again with baby Faith???
I highly recommend this book,its gritty and shows the strength that people have when their luck is down...

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Totally loved this read, the first book I have read from this author.
Wakefield 1948 post WW2.
Annie Hooper loves school and at fifteen years old her father insists she must leave to work in the biscuit factory she is heartbroken even her teachers cannot convince the man that she has more to offer.
Then she meets and courts Gary Wills pregnant and married so young and in an abusive relationship she is forced to work for Ted Walton cleaning to clear Gary's debts and looking after her daughter Maria.
With her daughter needed to be kept safe she flees to Stepney London joining her friend Joyce.
And so their new life begins starting with nothing.
I could not put this book down, with so many good gripping chapters, the story is so carefully laid out by the author, I will certainly be reading more of her work. Loved it.

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This book was really good as much has happened
It was about Annie Wills and her husband called Gary and they also had a child called Maria
But when Gary had a lot of debt to the Walton’s they had his wife working for them
But then Maria was going out with Fred Walton
And she got pregnant and soon as she told Fred he attacked her
I had an ARC

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