Her Enemy by Emma Tallon

Her Enemy

Posted on July 12, 2023 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 10 Comments

Her Enemy is the sixth book in the Drew Family crime series and my second time reading Emma Tallon’s work. Although this is the sixth book in the series, it works well as a standalone. I really need to make the time for the previous books.


Her Enemy by Emma TallonTitle: Her Enemy: A totally unputdownable and gripping crime thriller (The Drew Family Series Book 6)
Author(s): Emma Tallon
Series: Drew Family #6
Also in this series: Her Fight
Published by Bookouture on July 7, 2023
Pages: 394
Genre(s): Crime Fiction, Suspense
Source: Publisher
Format: eArc
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Series Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

Fans of Martina Cole and Kimberley Chambers are in for a treat with this absolutely heart-stopping, gripping gangland crime thriller from bestselling author Emma Tallon.

Scarlet Drew has one never back down. But when an anonymous letter turns up at her house telling her they know what really happened the night her cousin Ruby died, Scarlet’s heart races. If they know what happened to Ruby, then they know that Scarlet was there – a secret she has kept guarded from the rest of her notorious family, and for good reason.

Her aunt Lily is the formidable boss of one of London’s biggest crime firms and if she discovers the truth about Ruby’s death, Scarlet knows she’ll be cast out of the family for good. Or worse, if her cousin Cillian finds out, he’ll hunt her down and kill her with his bare hands…

Unaware of Scarlet’s dangerous situation, Lily and Cillian move forward with a plan to execute their most daring heist yet. But with big reward comes unthinkable danger and they need everyone’s full focus on the job, if they’re to pull it off.

So failure is not an option for Scarlet – if she’s to stay alive and on top, she must find out who wrote the note, but time is running out. As she closes in on her nemesis, she’s shocked to discover that it’s someone she’s trusted her whole life. Loyalty means everything to Scarlet, and this is a betrayal like no other. One thing is this is her most dangerous enemy yet, and as time runs out, Scarlet knows it’s either her life or theirs…

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The story in this installment picks up one year after the events in the fifth book. Her Fight. Scarlett is carrying around a massive secret. A secret which she can’t afford for her family to discover. If they should learn of it, it would lead to massive fallout and possibly her death. So far she’s been able it close to her chest, but then she receives an anonymous blackmail note. To protect her secret, she sets out to find the person behind the note, while trying to juggle work associated with the family’s current plan for a daring heist.

Her Enemy is another gripping, addictive and suspenseful tale in this series. Chock full of surprises and twists, be prepared for a one sitting read as the story will suck you in. Although this is my second book in the series, I have quickly become a fan of Scarlett. So much so I kept hoping she would find out who is behind the note and put an end to their blackmailing scheme. It intrigued me to see her getting help from an unexpected source. However, this help would come at a cost to the family and change the whole dynamics of their operations. An unwelcome change which no one saw coming.

Tension mixed with suspense, and action permeated the story, making it difficult to put down. It also delivered a few humorous moments. The characters, some of whom I liked and others not so much, helped to make Her Enemy a winner.

Overall, Tallon delivered a fascinating tale that fans of suspenseful and action packed stories will love.

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About Emma Tallon

Emma Tallon is a British author of gripping, gritty, organised crime thrillers. With a number of bestsellers published by Bookouture since early 2017, Emma continues to write full time and has many ideas in the pipeline for future novels.

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