Alex Kane – The Family Business |@zooloosBT| @HeraBooks |@AlexKaneWriter| #ZooloosBookTours #TheFamilyBusiness #BookTour#BookBlogger #bookreview

Today, it’s my stop on The Family Business by Alex Cane for ZooLoo’s Book Tours. Thanks to both Zoe and Hera Books for my copy of the book to bring you my unbiased thoughts during this tour.

Blood’s thicker than water… and they’re not afraid to spill it

Donnie Black. Charming, successful… and utterly terrifying, he rules the Glasgow underworld with an iron fist. Nothing – or no one – will stop him and he’s not afraid to get his hands dirty to grow his fortune.

Layla Black. She’s been married to Donnie for twenty years, enjoying the lavish world he has worked hard to create. But behind the perfect image Layla is crumbling, numbing her pain with alcohol. But Layla doesn’t know the secrets Donnie keeps – and the truth will send her spiralling.

Louise Bellshaw. She’s young, beautiful and innocent. She’s charmed by Donnie’s sweet words, and believes she’s found true love. But Louise doesn’t know her dream man has plans that will turn her life into a nightmare.

As the three collide, no one can predict how family ties will turn to bloodshed. Because you’ll do anything for the ones you love, won’t you?

A dark, twisty and totally gripping thriller set in the heart of Glasgow gangland – fans of Mandasue Heller and Kimberley Chambers won’t be able to put this down

As soon as I see an Alex Kane book out, I need to read it as soon as I can. I have read a few of her books now, and they are all as good as each other. She always writes a brilliant gritty gangland thriller that I can really lose myself in. I am an avid reader of Kimberley Chamber and Mandasue Heller, and I personally think Alex Kane is up there with both authors.

The Family Business is set in Glasgow, and we meet the Black family. Donnie has taken over as head of the family, and he rules the Glaswegian underworld with an iron fist…no velvet gloves here, I tell you. He will stop at nothing to make even more money, and things are about to get even dirtier.

A story filled with plenty of characters, colourful or otherwise. Introduced in a way that doesn’t overwhelm the reader, so we can really get to grips with everything and everyone quite easily. Layla is Donnie’s wife of twenty years, and Louise is so flattered by her new boyfriend, and as these women and Donnie collide, expect repercussions of a massive type.

Alex Kane has written such a dark and twisted crime thriller with The Family Business that I read it all in one go! It was such a gripping story that grabbed me immediately. She has again managed to bring characters that I love to hate and ones that I could see had just taken a wrong turn in life.

There are brutal scenes in the book, but I wouldn’t expect anything else, and it does increase the suspense and danger of the story. The issues raised are very important in todays world as well, making it a rather hard-hitting storyline. I will say this is so much an ‘edge of your seat’ book. I loved it.

If you love dark, twisted, and thrilling gangland crime books that aren’t scared of bringing very hard-hitting storylines, J definitely recommend this book.

Buy Links

Amazon UK

Amazon US

Author Bio

Alex Kane

Alex Kane is a psychological thriller writer who lives in Glasgow. She is a huge fan of the genre, with her favourite authors in the genre being Lisa Hall, BA Paris and Sarah Stovell. If she is not writing, she can be found playing with her cat, reading, or drinking tea and/or gin (sometimes all of the above).

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