Deadly Acquaintance, great crime thriller by Bobbie Barker
A premeditated murder, and forensically aware killer with the edge. Isabella Beaumont died from horrific injuries. DCI Ash Kennedy and his team are left baffled to find no forensic evidence and no obvious motive. What they do have, is the disturbing fear there is worse to come. Gabe Duruy is on the opposite side of the law. A charismatic, yet fearsome leader of an organised crime group in East London. He is no stranger to violence, but even he is sickened by the severity of the Beaumont murder. What he has yet to discover, is by association, there are extremely dangerous intentions hiding in plain sight.Buy Now
A Word from the Author: Bobbie Barker
I was brought up in London and lived just off Exmouth Market, I was one of four children. There wasn’t much money around, other than the plenty spent in the local pubs where my parents spent most evenings!. My first inclination that gangs even existed was when I was around 11 years old. My parents began having house parties every couple of weeks for a period of time and I’m sure to this day, a few of the Clerkenwell gang tagged along (not that my parents were in any way involved in criminal activities) – in fact on one occasion (my job was to answer the door at said parties), I opened the door to a guy who had just been stabbed in the neck! I remember being so upset because I really liked him. Luckily he was OK.
Without going into too much detail, I myself have been a victim of crimes both in my childhood and into adulthood. I don’t dwell on these times and in some ways, what happened back then has shaped me as a person. These perpetrators may have had control at the time of their offenses, but they haven’t controlled my life, and I’m proud to say I’m a survivor – indeed this is where my inspiration to write comes from, and it was only ever going to be crime fiction!
I have recently discovered ‘LONDONCRIME.CO.UK’ and what a nice bunch they are, I’m very happy to be in association with them.
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