Gallowstree Lane - The Tower (Paperback)Kate London (author)
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'Utterly authentic' Daily Mail
Detective Inspector Kieran Shaw is not interested in the infantry. He likes the proper criminals, the ones who can plan things. As head of Operation Perseus - a covert police investigation into a powerful criminal network - Shaw is about to make the arrests of his career.
But then the brutal murder of a teenager sends a shockwave through the very organization he has been targeting, threatening not only Shaw's case, but everyone with a connection to the boy who was killed on Gallowstree Lane...
'An authentic depiction of gang life and police politics with first class writing.' Sunday Express
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 258 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm
An authentic depiction of gang life and police politics with first class writing. * Sunday Express *
Kate London, herself a former police officer in the Met, paints a convincing picture of the pressure of working on a Major Investigation Team. Gallowstree Lane is redolent with authentic detail without clogging the action up with info dumps. London's coppers come over as real people, as do the members of the gangs they are trying so hard to get off the street. * Crimereads *
A stand out brilliant crime novel - sophisticated, authentic and utterly gripping. If you only read one crime novel this year make it this one. * Rosamund Lupton *
Sensational... A brilliant, high-octane crime novel, ringing with the hard-earned wisdom of a former cop. * Tony Parsons, praise for Kate London *
A terrific thriller, it pulls off that near-impossible trick of being not just psychologically acute and beautifully written but rivetingly plotted too. Packed with convincing detail and a full cast of excellent characters it is edge of the seat stuff: Prime Suspect rebooted. * Christobel Kent, praise for Kate London *
An absorbing debut... The author vividly re-creates the everyday experience of uniformed police... The result is a complex novel that offers rare insights into how the police operate. * Sunday Times on Post Mortem *
Taut, tight and terrific, a London thriller for our times. * Philippe Sands *
Intelligent, atmospheric, captivating - this book draws you in and doesn't let you go. A must read. * Rosamund Lupton on Post Mortem *
Kate London captures the gangland culture perfectly. It's sympathetically done... [with] wonderful characters and a story which is all too believable. * BookBag *
Behind the headlines of gangs and knife crime, Kate London's novel is about the real people involved, from the police officers in charge to vulnerable teenagers, all written with complexity, nuance and shot through not only with heart-breaking realism but moments of humour. Only a former police officer could have written a book like this one - authentic, important and pulse-quickeningly good. * Rosamund Lupton *
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