Her Fight is the fifth book in Emma Tallon’s Drew Family series and my first read for the author. Once again, I picked up a book which falls in the latter part of a series and, of course, the blurb influenced my decision. Now while Her Fight can work as a stand-alone, one would achieve a greater benefit by reading the series in sequence. I enjoyed my visit to the world Tallon created and look forward to visiting again.
Title: Her Fight
Scarlet Drew is hellbent on getting revenge on her cousin Ruby after she exposed Scarlet’s illicit affair with a Met detective. Scarlet fears she’ll never see her boyfriend again now he’s in hiding, and she wants to make Ruby pay. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.
Author(s): Emma Tallon
Series: Drew Family #5
Also in this series: Her Enemy: A totally unputdownable and gripping crime thriller (The Drew Family Series Book 6)
Published by Bookouture on December 13, 2022
Genre(s): Crime Fiction
With all her focus on Ruby, Scarlet fails to notice an old enemy rearing its ugly head. Trapped in an abandoned warehouse on the outskirts of London with her aunt Lily, she realises too late the danger they’re in, and that someone has been feeding their most dangerous rival information – someone from inside the family firm…
As the Drews face their most deadly fight yet, they know that with just one wrong move, their entire world could come crashing down. Can they catch the mole working alongside them? And when Scarlet finally gets her hands on Ruby, will she get the revenge she’s been waiting for?
Scarlet Drew is hellbent on getting revenge on her cousin Ruby after she exposed Scarlet’s illicit affair with a Met detective. Scarlet fears she’ll never see her boyfriend again now he’s in hiding, and she wants to make Ruby pay.
I had a great time with Her Fight. Despite coming late into the series, I had no trouble following the story as Tallon provided sufficient background information. This made it easy to slip into the world she created and appreciate the characters. From the first page, I knew it would be a thrilling read, and it did not disappoint.
The Drew family is not your typical family. Headed by matriarch Lily Drew, they have ties to the criminal underworld. Feared by other crime syndicates, they were a force to be reckoned with. Gritty, dark, shocking, addictive and suspenseful Her Fight takes the reader on an unforgettable journey. The drama and nail biting suspense will have you flipping the pages. Rivalry within the family circle, treachery and revenge drove the story.
As you may guess, the characters featured here are not ones you would want in your inner circle. However, one cannot help but admire their strength, tenacity, and loyalty to each other. Lily Drew will do any lengths to protect her children and woe be to anyone who dares get in her way. Despite the many challenges faced ranging from personal to business, she displays fortitude. Her family members were an interesting lot. They added depth to the story with their varying personalities, ambitions, and desires.
As stated earlier, it can be read as a stand-alone. However, the plot develops throughout the course of the series. Therefore, I believe reading the series in order would prove more beneficial. After my experience with Her Fight, I am eager to go back t to the beginning to see how it all started. Also, the ending hinted at bigger things brewing in the wings.
Overall, Her Fight delivered an entertaining read, which fans of stories with a focus on the criminal underworld would enjoy.
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