Fierce Girl Book Review

Fierce Girl Book Review

Title: Fierce Girl: A nail-biting gritty crime thriller
Author: Emma Tallon
Published: May 17, 2019, Bookouture
No. of Pages: 319
Cover Price: $10.99 Paperback, $3.99 Kindle

Fierce Girl is the fourth book in the series featuring Anna Davis and her London crime boss boyfriend, Freddy Tyler. Anna’s best friend and business partner, Tanya, is recovering from a severe gunshot wound and may not survive. Tanya’s estranged mother (who abused her as a child) shows up and insists on taking over her care, essentially pushing Anna out. Anna is distraught, feeling it’s her fault that Tanya was shot, and feels that something isn’t right. To make matters worse, Freddie, is feeling the heat from the mob in America with the disappearance of Frank Gambino, who was murdered in the last book by Freddy.

Although most don’t know what it is actually like to be a member of a crime family, Tallon’s depiction rings true. The books leading up to Fierce Girl are fascinating, but this book is the best so far. The suspense begins to build immediately, and doesn’t stop until the dénouement. Anyone who has read the previous novels is already familiar with the characters who are well-developed and seem like real people. Tallon has also done some research or has first-hand knowledge of narcissism, which makes one of the unsavory characters stand out. This novel is almost impossible to put down.

This is the first time in the series that Anna and Tanya have had conflict between them, and with the problems with Freddy and the pressure from Gambino’s murder, as well as Freddy’s suspicion that one of his long-trusted friends has somehow gone rogue since some of his secret shipments have been seized by the cops, things are not going well in the Tyler family.

The one drawback of this novel is that much of the story refers to the previous novels and reading this one before the previous ones will give away secrets and spoil them. It is highly recommended that the previous novels, Runaway Girl, Dangerous Girl, and Boss Girl be read before Fierce Girl. They are all worth reading. They are all well-written and suspenseful. Tallon has outdone herself on this novel, however, and this is the best of the bunch.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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