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Raven

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Raven is book 5 in a very good series featuring Georgina Garrett and it just keeps improving. Beware if you don't like gore! It's fast moving, gritty and not for the faint hearted but that aside, a highly recommended read. This is the best in the series and fans will love the explosive ending. Thanks to Net Galley for this ARC. It's an easy 5*.
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Raven is the fifth book in the Georgina Garrett series and the last. I will miss her feisty character.
Georgina is now retired and living in Kent with her husband David and her children for the last three years. But presently David is away in London checking on the business. It’s the middle of the night and Georgina is still awake when she sees a flash of a torchlight downstairs, she takes her gun out and grabs her kids and first makes them hide in the attic until who ever is in the house is dealt with. She shoots them and then flees to Maggie and Oppo’s farm.  Was someone trying to kill her and why?
When she tries to get hold of David there is no answer. So, she heads off to London to find what’s going on. Only, to find David’s men are all dead and David and been abducted.  She calls on all the old gang together to help her find out what’s going on and who has kidnapped David and why?
This is another fantastic episode in the series, and I am sad that it is the last one. It is gorier than the other books in this series. So, it is not for the faint hearted. I really enjoyed this book, and I can’t wait to see what Sam Michaels has up her sleeve for the next book she writes. 5 stars from me.
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Sam you absolutely rocked this book 
Amazing read 
Had me hooked from page one 
Can’t wait for your next instalment
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I have enjoyed every book in the Georgina Garrett series this one (Raven) being number five and what a corker it is.
Sam Michaels is a talented writer who knows how to keep her readers stuck fast to their seats. 

Raven as like the other books is fast-paced and gritty.  There are gory moments that make you squirm and it's got twists that make you want to keep reading to find out what happens next.

There are some great characters, I love Georgina she is feisty but fair, but my favourite is her loyal sidekick, Johnny Dymond.
A real great crime story, If you haven't read the series I thoroughly recommend it.

Thank you NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this excellent book. xx
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Blissfully reunited with her children and living in tranquility alongside her beloved husband, David Maynard, life has reached a new height of idyll for Georgina Garrett.

Until the night it imploded.

When intruders break in and threaten to harm her sleeping children, Georgina grabs her gun and instantly shifts from ordinary mother to bad-ass-mama bear.

Acting quickly, Georgina secures the safety of her children. Intuitively sensing that David is in danger, she calls on her faithfuls, Johnny and Charlotte. Together, they piece together who is out to kill her and plan to inflict the deadliest, most excruciating revenge.

Sam Michaels’ Raven is magnificent. Crazy non-stop action, colorful and distinctive characters, dramatic storylines, and always the most dynamic, vivid, Sam Michaels’ diction. Bloodshed and gore galore and raw in its depiction, Raven is intense, but appropriately so – especially when you find out who wants her blood. I chose to read right through rather than sleep, and it was so very worth it.

As a Georgina fan since Trickster, I’ve journeyed with her from her young days as a Battersea, street-smart imp, posing as a boy…to the business-savvy, gorgeous, legendary, gangster-boss that she became. Thank you, Sam Michaels, for this legendary, grand leading lady.

Thank you to NetGalley and Aria & Aries for the read of Sam Michaels’, Raven.

Opinions expressed are my own.
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While it was well written with depth it was not to my taste.  
Georgina was quite the intense, interesting main character and she had a loyal crew.  I will give the author credit for that.  There was a lot of action but it was also way darker than I expected.  It was filled with gory details, which I don't enjoy. The people were interesting but the violence was a bit too much for me.

I also have to say I didn't like the way the story ended although it was a unexpected twist.  There is also another one when it comes to Georgina's close friend (and sometimes sidekick)  Charlotte and her dangerous nephew, Edward.  That one came out of left field and I didn't see it coming.  It might even lead to more of a story but I think it's one I would pass on.  

   I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy from Netgalley and these are my own thoughts concerning it.
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Oh my goodness, every time I read one of Sam Michaels books I think it can't possibly be as good as her last one. Well she has proved me wrong again.  Wow this book in the Georgina Garrett Series is absolutely brilliant! 
          After moving to Kent with her husband, the very powerful David Maynard and her children, she has at last settled for the quiet, tranquil life and is very happy, until one night when David is away intruders break into her home where her two beloved children are sleeping.. Everything is about to change as she later discovers David is missing. After packing her children off to their Grandparents she is on a mission to find her husband. A series of events unfold which I am not going to  divulge,  just to say it is edge of your seat stuff, very violent this book, but oh what a story and what clever writing.  I really do think that Sam Michaels is one of the top gangland writers of today.  If you haven't read this series, and you like gangland books, Read it, I promise you will not be disappointed.  Congratulations Sam Michaels you have surpassed yourself this time....bring on the next please!!  Thank you to NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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What a fantastic read. Sad and brilliant all in one. I can't wait for the next book as there's got to be lots of new characters . This is a must read series of books. Brilliant
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Wow.  .... what a great addition to the georgina garnett series thoroughly enjoyed it  georgina wakes in the middle of the night, to find intruders in her home, after taking the children to hide, she feels something is very very wrong, georgina goes to her husbands other home to find 6 of his best men killed but where is her husband david? Georgina has walked away from the violence but will do whatever it takes to get david back, whats the reason for the family being targeted? Not for the faint hearted. Loved it ......
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Wow wow wow 
I’m in a total book funk after reading this absolutely amazing read from start to finish had tears streaming down my face twice and I wouldn’t change a thing the storyline was absolutely amazing the characters are so well written in this series I felt like I know them I recommend this book to everyone the best one yet I loved it.
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The final instalment in the Georgina Garrett series and what a ride it's been! This book was the most explosive yet and had some absolute shockers! Sad the series has ended but hopefully this means a new saga is just around the corner.
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Georgina and David lived together
They were married
She had Two children called Alfie and Selina
They were attacked one night as they were asleep
The book was filled with excitements And full of explosions
I had an ARC
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Raven is book 5 in the Georgina Garret series, sam michaels is fast becoming one of my top authors.  This book is not for the faint hearted and is quite a brutal read, but I couldn’t put it down.

Absolutely gutted the series had come to a end and I cannot wait to read whatever she writes next.

If you love Martina Cole, Kimberley chambers and Casey Kellher then you will love this series.
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Georgia and David have been living happily until trouble turns up on their doorstep.  But who's causing it and why?  Will all the crew come out unscathed? This book is not for the faint hearted. Only read if you like extreme violence. Sam Michaels, I couldn't put this down and read it in 2 sittings. Fantastic book
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Book 5 in the Georgina Garrett series and sadly the last.
Living in Kent  now in 1949 Georgina is living a very happy life in the countryside.When her husband David is working away in London she doesn't sleep well and when she hears noises she jumps into action getting her children to safety.Two men are in the house and it can only mean trouble.
She makes her way to David's house in London and finds a bloodbath and she can't find David his missing.She may have left the game but now she'll stop at nothing to get him back and whoever is responsible will pay.
I love Sam Michael's books and this one didn't dissapoint,lots of blood and gore going on making it her most  graphic yet.
I really enjoyed this  series of books but look forward to what's to come next from Sam Michaels.
Thank you to Netgalley and Aria and Aries for the ARC
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Raven is book five in the Georgina Garrett series, and it’s a series I love. I’m a huge fan of gritty gang land thrillers, especially when they make for an exciting read. Sam Michael has created a series that’s entertaining, fast-paced and a thrill a minute. 

I have developed a soft spot for Georgina with her no nonsense approach to dealing with her enemies, she’s ballsy, and determined, and fearless. Her love for her family is plain to see and sadly for Georgina in the world of crime, it’s seen as a ‘weakness’. Her enemies seek revenge for past slights and use her family as leverage to bring the ‘queen’ of crime to her knees. 

I will spare you the plot details it’s all there in the book description. Although there are scenes that are violent, they never feel gratuitous, and add to the authenticity of the plot. 

Sam Michael has a style of writing that makes her book such an engaging read with short, pacy chapters. She brings the shady criminal underworld to life, it’s an ugly place, where revenge and retribution result in violence and murder, but it makes for a hell of a story! 

The book takes a shocking turn, in the sense, it’s a real ‘OMFG’ moment! This is easily the most gory book in the series, and not one I would recommend to the squeamish reader. Personally I loved this book, it’s fast-paced, brutal, gritty, and unpredictable with an exciting storyline, it’s absolutely my favourite book in the series.
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Another gritty, 5 star hit for Sam Michaels! Book 5 in the Georgina Garrett series is just as brilliant as the other 4. There's more gang rivalry, heart break & warm moments to be had throughout the book, which had me hooked from the start. My favourite character, obviously Georgina aside,  has to be faithful & loyal Johnny Dymond. I'd love to read his memoirs next!
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This is the final book in the Georgina Garett series and as usual it had its share of gripping moments as well as some heartbreaking ones , I loved this series and am quite sad that it’s come to a finish but I’m already looking forward to seeing what Sam Michaels has for us to read next. If you haven’t read any of these, what are you waiting for? Definitely a five star read.
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Yet another amazing book by Sam Michaels. She has nailed it. I love this series and it gets better and better with each book I read. I never want the story of Georgina Garrett to end 
Brilliant work
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Raven by Sam Michaels.

If you've been following Georgina Garrett , you will find things have moved on . Now living in Kent in retirement from her old ways with husband David for the last 3 years.
However things begin to happen , and to save her family , Georgina has to go back to work - and fast !
Loved this latest one , the author just keeps getting better with the life of gangster Georgina and her life's ups and downs. Gritty , violent , edge of your seat tension . The end - phew !
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