The Mourner

The Mourner If she can t get justice will she settle for vengeance Kaz Phelps has escaped her brother and her criminal past to become an anonymous art student in Glasgow But can life under the witness protection

  • Title: The Mourner
  • Author: Susan Wilkins
  • ISBN: 9781447241447
  • Page: 307
  • Format: Paperback
  • If she can t get justice, will she settle for vengeance Kaz Phelps has escaped her brother and her criminal past to become an anonymous art student in Glasgow But can life under the witness protection scheme ever give her the freedom she craves Banged up and brooding, Joey Phelps faces thirty years behind bars Still, with cash and connections on the outside, can an overIf she can t get justice, will she settle for vengeance Kaz Phelps has escaped her brother and her criminal past to become an anonymous art student in Glasgow But can life under the witness protection scheme ever give her the freedom she craves Banged up and brooding, Joey Phelps faces thirty years behind bars Still, with cash and connections on the outside, can an overstretched prison system really contain him Helen Warner, once Kaz s lawyer and lover, is a rising star in Parliament But has she made the kind of enemies who have no regard for the democratic process, or even the law Ousted from the police and paralysed by tragic personal loss, Nicci Armstrong is in danger of going under Can a job she doesn t want with a private security firm help her to put her life back back on track A murder dressed up as suicide and corruption that goes to the heart of government unite ex cop and ex con in a deadly quest to learn the truth What they discover proves what both have always known villainy is rife on both sides of the law.

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    1. 5 Fantastic!!!! Stars After reading Susan Wilkins first book The Informant I was impressed with her style of writing, so I was excited to find out that this second book was going to give us more of the same Kaz is now living under the witness protection in Scotland. After giving evidence against her brother Joey. Alone and penniless she suddenly hears of the death of someone close to her.After hearing this news she decides to go back to London to find out more.Joey the lovable, good lookingOh ye [...]

    2. Susan Wilkins stormed into the gritty gangster genre turning it on its head with the brilliant ‘The Informant’ last year. After reading ‘The Informant’, I COULD NOT WAIT to get my hands on this one and find out what happens to Kaz next.The story picks up where we left off, with Kaz in Scotland under witness protection and her brother, Joey behind bars. We also catch up with Nicci Armstrong, the police officer who was investigating Kaz and Joey. Nicci has moved to join a private security [...]

    3. The Mourner – A Brilliant Second BookSusan Wilkins has followed up her brilliant 2014 debut thriller The Informant with a second book that is pure class, The Mourner. It could also be said that this ties up all the loose ends from the Informant, rounds out a few characters and looses none of its grit. The Mourner is even better than The Informant which was a knock out thriller! Susan Wilkins has brought all her skill as a screenwriter to write a slick fast paced thriller where you do not know [...]

    4. My first time reading this author and i was not disappointed.e story was fast-paced,thoughtful with very good character development.e plot got more engaging and suspenseful during the latter part of the bookenjoyed the relationship between the siblings.aders could not figure out whether it dislike or love that they had going on between them.en there was all this mean spitefulness thing that was going on with the husband and ex-wife in another part of the storyline plus all the other stuff that l [...]

    5. Susan Wilkins returns with The Mourner, the follow-up to probably one of the best debuts I read in 2014, The Informant. Second novel syndrome is not a term you can apply to Susan, as if anything The Mourner was even better than The Informant and it has left me extremely excited to read more from Susan who is reinventing the grit lit genre in a very exciting and intelligent way.The Mourner packs a lot into its five hundred plus pages, and it is of course impossible to discuss in detail but it con [...]

    6. After reading The Informant I didn't think The Mourner could be any better. How wrong, from the first page it just got better and better.The characters and settings seem so realistic that you can picture the places and people in your mind as you are reading.I read this book over a couple of nights as I could not put down. Absolutely recommend this author to anyone who enjoys no nonsense gritty novels. Loved it, can't wait for book 3.

    7. This is a fast paced story, you can get into it right away, this author is one of the best for doing that.Nicci was forced out of the Police and now working in a Detective Agency. She has an interesting case on her hands that leads her to many different places and avenues. The thing is, has Nicci bitten off more than she can handle with this case?You will find out.I would like to thank Pan Macmillan via Net Galley for my copy to review.

    8. Published by: Pan Macmillan (21st May 2015)ISBN: 978-1447241447Source: Publisher provided review copyRating: 4.5*Synopsis:If she can't get justice, will she settle for vengeance?Kaz Phelps has escaped her brother and her criminal past to become an anonymous art student in Glasgow. But can life under the witness protection scheme ever give her the freedom she craves?Banged up and brooding, Joey Phelps faces thirty years behind bars. Still, with cash and connections on the outside, can an overstre [...]

    9. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in return for an honest review. Having never read a Susan Wilkins book before, I found the story very easy to pick up. Nicci is an interesting character with many issues. Forced out by the police and now working in a Detective Agency for Blake, she finds herself dealing with the mysterious death of MP Helen Warner, the ex solicitor of Kaz Phelps. Both Kaz and Helen's partner Julia find it difficult to believe the Police investigations conclusion that [...]

    10. Amazing and suspenseful, I am really enjoying this trilogy, not going to say any more because I do not want to give anything important away, I highly recommend this series, looking forward to reading the last book.

    11. The Mourner is the second book in the trilogy that started with The Informant. It’s a different type of crime series for me, with much of the focus being on Kaz. She isn’t a police officer, but a member of a notorious crime family. She has spent time in prison but since the events in the first book is living in witness protection in Glasgow. After the death of her former lover she leaves her safe but lonely existence behind and goes to London to get some answers.I like Kaz a lot. She has had [...]

    12. Whew, now I’ve finished reading I can catch my breath. Having opened with a death and the reader knowing the circumstances, the book takes flight at quite a pace with a wide cast of characters and several subplots and the investigation of the initial death at the centre.Ms Wilkins states in her acknowledgements that a second novel is notoriously difficult to get right but there is no doubt she manages it here. The story is complex and real and the voices of the characters are different enough [...]

    13. Really enjoyed this second novel in the Kaz (Karen) Phelps series. A cracking read this will appeal to those who like thrillers. It's pace is very good and it tells a story in a very practical fashion. Kaz is a very likeable character despite the fact she seems to be on the wrong end of the law for most of The Informant and now The Mourner. I related to her well, she seems to want to overcome her past but it keeps finding her and involving her in the murkier side of life. At the start of the sto [...]

    14. Audio version of this book , excellent follow up to the first book in the series hope there's a third. Narration excellent

    15. I was given and ARC from netgalley in return for an honest reviewI have never read any books by Susan Wilkins before but after having read the blurb I was looking forward to reading this. I was not disappointed. It is a fast paced, well written thriller with strong characters and lots of interesting storylines. Each of the main characters have their own flaws which makes them interesting but also more believable by the reader. Kaz, an ex-criminal now in witness protection, but because of the dea [...]

    16. 'THE MOURNER' is the follow up to Wilkins' first novel; 'THE INFORMANT' and I would recommend at this stage to read this first as much of the plot for 'THE MOURNER' won't make sense.Since I finished 'THE INFORMANT' I was keen to read more about the leading characters and what was next for them. This book did not disappoint.This books has it all crooked politicians, Russian heavies for hire, UK Police force, privatised security firms, troubled characters, characters with too much ego (Joey Phelps [...]

    17. I couldn't put this book down. Another brilliant book by Susan Wilkins. I had read the first book in the series and really enjoyed it and i wasn't sure what to expect of the second one but it didn't disappoint. The story was fast paced, brilliantly written and the characters were as captivating as the first time around. This a book i would recommendI would like to thank Netgalley for giving me the chance to read this

    18. Gritty and fast paced read. The action thunders along at a furious pace. I do like book with short chapters they are so much easier to read. Constantly looking at the next chapter and seeing it's only three or four pages long decide to just read one more chapter, and so it goes on

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