Traitor in the House
by Caz Finlay
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Pub Date 31 Jul 2021 | Archive Date 04 Aug 2021
HarperCollins UK, One More Chapter, One More Chapter
‘Gritty, compelling and laced with menace’
‘If you like Martina Cole and Kimberley Chambers you will LOVE [Caz Finlay]’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
When several young prostitutes are found murdered in Liverpool, DI Leigh Moss knows there is only one person she can turn to for help with the case. Gangland queen, Grace Carter, knows the streets of Liverpool better than anyone and can ask questions Leigh can’t…but will Grace help?
Grace doesn’t trust easily, but when she discovers that her family might be linked with the gruesome murders, she decides to give Leigh a chance. But helping Leigh is risky and as Grace is dragged deeper into the murky world of vice, her own life is put in danger.
Can these two sworn enemies work together? Or is that a line they will never cross?
Readers have been GRIPPED by this brand new drama…
‘Absolutely brilliant . . . edge of my seat’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Well-written . . . intricately woven with drama, suspense, intrigue, twists and turns’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Love reading something set in my home city with such strong characters’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Fast paced and I couldn’t put it down. I read it in one sitting’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘If you like Martina Cole and Kimberley Chambers you will LOVE this author’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I am kicking myself why I haven’t read a Caz Finlay book before . . . brilliant’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A cracker of a book’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
PRAISE FOR CAZ FINLAY
‘Gritty and hard-hitting’ Casey Kelleher
‘Compelling . . . heart-stopping’ Kerry Barnes
‘Expertly plotted, totally gripping’ Mel Sherratt
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The Carter family are stronger than ever. Grace and Michael have decided to take a back seat and leave the day to day running of their business to their boys Jake and Conner and the new team Danny and Luke. What Grace doesn't expect is DI Leigh Moss an old acquaintance from the past, asking for her help. Leigh Moss is designated to the case of 3 murdered girls, and maybe a fourth one, now missing. With no DNA left on the bodies and no other clues except they all resided at the infamous Sunnymeade Childrens Home. But what has that got to do with Grace Carter and her business? Grace feels the need to help and the more she and Leigh delve into these unsolved murders the more twists and turns start to come to the surface. As the past is reignited and enemies reappear. "You’re not at all what I expected,’ he said with a snarl. ‘I remember how Nathan used to talk about you. He made out you were some sweet, naïve little girl who was scared of her own shadow. But, you’re actually a bit of a bitch really, aren’t you?" She's done it again... Caz Finlay has continued with Book 5 in the Bad Blood series and has created this fast moving gritty gangster thriller set in Liverpool which focuses on The Carter family and their children. I wasn't sure if at the beginning it was going to become more focused on DI Leigh Moss and her ability to solve the murders and how Grace and her family would fit in, but how wrong was I. Every character worked, especially the introduction of Luke and Danny and they are a great addition to the Carter family. What makes this stand out is the way its not just a gritty tale of the underworld but it delves into the relationships of the characters along the way and I love that. Full of twists its another great read from this author and I can't wait for book 6
WOW....... Thanks to netgalley for letting me review traitor in the house by caz finlay, i pretty much read it in one sitting, it has everything love, lies, murder and an unlikey bond between grace carter the queen of the carter clan and di leigh moss, who has a past with grace......... glad to see john brennan has a love interest at last....... women are being murdered and is someone who holds a very imprtant position at the centre of it???????? What is actually going on between grace and luke?????? Highley recommend ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐cant wait for the next one
Dark Gritty Gripping Explosive reading. Gangland queen Grace Carter Bad Blood Book Five. Three working girl's are murdered in a month, a killer with the same MO all former residents in the sunnymeade children's home, Liverpool Merseyside police approached DI Leigh Moss to collaborate in the investigation, she is indebt to Grace after saving her from her ex husband Nathan Conlon and now she needs her help even more there's a family link to it all and will she help? some digging needs to be done and Grace's two sons Jake and Connor are part owners at Number 69 Grace sort it by handing over their shares to Opal Henshaw so they are kept well out of it all. things are happening so fast throughout this book its a hair raiser, nail biter and got some massive twists as you read. with a big almighty ending it's the best so far but I say that at the end of every one of Bad Blood books in the series, enjoyed every moment cannot wait for the next instalment Book Six, 5 stars and more I give this fantastic read.
Wow Caz Finlay you have nailed it again. Had to read it on one evening. So many twists and turns just couldn't put it down. A page turner definitely can't wait to read more
This took me one evening to complete. And the story was amazing. So many twists and turns especially at the end. Such a rush to want the next one. Amazing book. Absolutely great story as usual
Wow Caz Finlay's books just get better and better i have loved catching up with Grace and Michael Carter and their family.This book grips you and has you wanting more the story is brilliant and you feel as though you are actually with them.The twists and turns in this book keep you flustered guessing but i am happy to say i guessed right.EXCELLENT book and worth more than 5*
Yet another five star read from Caz Finlay. I love this series and always enjoy catching up with Grace, Michael and their extended family. This book is no exception and definitely did not disappoint. Just hope I don't have to wait too long for the next instalment.
Thanks to Netgalley and Caz Finlay for allowing me to read this Arc. Absolutely beyond brilliant as only Caz Finlay can deliver!! Since I discovered Caz Finlay's books I've been addicted. They're mind blowing. Each one will have you gripped from start to finish. I adore this series. I only wish I didn't have to wait for the next one. Definitely deserves more than five stars.
This book was firing on all cylinders from the first page. There's a serial killer on the loose who they're calling the Liverpool ripper. But the orchestrator was definitely not who I thought it could be but it does lead to a new unlikely allegiance. New relationships form in more ways than one and the live between Grace and Michael is as strong always. Lots of skulduggery and gangland naughtiness which had me on the edge of my seat. The only thing is Kaz hasn't left it on a cliff hanger so I really hope there's still more to come. Kaz, you excelled yourself with thus one. Thank you so much for allowing me to read it early. I feel sorry for those who have to wait. In the words of the characters, it was mint!
Our Queen Grace is back!! I absolutely love this Bad Blood series and after each one I read I think how can Caz top that, Caz works her magic and pulls yet another blinding read out the bag. Fantastic, gripping, a little gruesome in parts but that's what makes these excellent. 5 stars as always looking foward to the next installment ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Three working girls all murdered within a month of each other and all with the same MO meant a serial killer was on the loose but with no clues as to the perpetrator DI Leigh Moss has her work cut out so turns to gangland queen Grace Carter for help. From the start you are grabbed and pulled into this pulse raising novel that is fast paced and full of mile a minute action and what a wonderfully diverse bunch of realistic and believable characters Caz Finley has created - definitely a mix of the good, the bad and the down right nasty. Loved this novel - a well written, engaging and engrossing read that I would definitely recommend. Many thanks to Netgalley and Harper CollinsUK- One More Chapter for an ARC for my honest review.
Oh wow ! This book took me a while to read! I kept thinking ugh I don't wanna read a mafia book right now?! But oh wow this book was so much more! I finally read the whole book and geez what a book! I really loved it! This book had suspense, intrigue, drama , action packed, and a little bit of gore but not to bad! Its my first book by this author but it definitely won't be my last! You can read the books out of order, I didn't feel lost at all! wow what a great storyline! I highly recommend reading this one! Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for sharing this book with me!
Breathtakingly brilliant. Edge of the seat, a real page turner. Stunning book and very well written.
this author never disappoint s her readers each book just gets so dam good always addictive and very fast paced read . Di Leigh Moss is up against it someone is targeting working girls and they have a serial killer on there hands . so she asks for Grace carter s help as the one brothel belong s to them she wants Grace to try and get information from the girls Grace does and gifts the brothel to the manager so there no come back on her family they have there own problems as an old enemy is back in town Joey Parnell he wants there security business , as Leigh and Grace dig deeper there is a big connection to a children s home that the women were in what is the connection ? and as normal the book has been left on a cliff hanger i so recommend this series very addictive
Welcome back Grace and Michael! With their new additions to the workforce Danny and Luke the Carter family are trying to have an easier life but with a murderer on the loose and the police at a loose end will Grace help Leigh although it goes against her principles. Caz never fails to suck me into her books! I adore this series and it’s a definite read now for me throwing all my other books to the side. A massive thank you to netgalley and the publishers for a copy in exchange for my honest review.
Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher and author for this ARC. Having loved this series so far I was pleased to be approved for this ARC. As before, Caz Finlay has wrote a cracker of a book here. I loved it, and can’t fault her writing or this series. It was great to be back in the world of Michael and Grace and their families, and I enjoyed getting to know some new characters, and I liked that a side character in the previous book featured more in this one. I loved the different story threads and how the author wove them all together as the book raced to its conclusion. It had everything I liked, murders, a great plot with lots of twists and was fast paced, thrilling, and very realistic. Overall, a brilliant read and this author has never disappointed me. Looking forward to the next one.
Another great read.A good storyline well written story.Would recommend to anyone who likes mystery/crime novels.Would like to read more from this author.
Excellent. Really enjoyed this book. Fast paced action with twists and turns. Highly recommended. Looking forward to more.
Wow I am kicking myself wondering why I haven’t read a Caz Finlay book before. Traitor in the house is the 5th book in the series and the first book from the author that I have read. Three women are murdered in the heart of Liverpool each with the same M.O. Each of them lived in a children’s home called Sunnymeade years ago. D.I. Leigh Moss is heading the investigation and has killer nicknamed ‘The Liverpool ripper’. Grace and Michael Carter are now wanting to retire from the Carter firm and let their sons to take the lead. But when D.I Leigh contacts Grace regarding the deaths, Grace agrees to help with the investigation, without her boss knowing Burrows or they will be implications. This is a brilliant gripping story and a great page turner which I loved. Full of twists and turns and action throughout the story. It did have some gruesome moments in it too which made my toes curl. The author also did a great job also adding a bit of back story so you can read this as a standalone. I can’t wait to discover the other books this author as written. 5 stars from me.
Another fantastic read. If you like Martina Cole and Kimberly chamber's you will love this author all her books are absolutely brilliant. Can't wait for the next book.
I did like this book, it was gritty and the characters were typical of hardened crime families. On the one side there’s Leigh, a police officer, who it appears owes her life to Grace, the gangland queen, and head of the family, who is on the other side. Leigh needs Grace’s help to solve the murders that are taking part of prostitutes in Liverpool. It’s a difficult position for both of them, one has to abide by the law and the other is wary that her family may be involved in the murders. This is a brilliantly written book, and I think as I haven’t read the ones before to get a bigger picture I need to start at the beginning, as I did get a bit flummoxed as to who was who and who to trust, and what had happened between them all. As I read deeper into the story, it enveloped me with the twists and turns, and really although the family were a gruesome lot, they only “sorted out” the bad guys, and people who deserved it. A bit like a modern day “Krays” novel. They didn’t go after the ordinary man in the street, all these were evil criminals who got their just deserts. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a hard hitting gritty storyline. My thanks to the author, the publishers and Netgalley for the ARC.
I’d like to thank HarperCollins UK, One More Chapter and NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read ‘Traitor In The House’ by Caz Finlay in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. A serial killer is targeting working girls and with the bodies of three girls already discovered DI Leigh Moss of Merseyside Police is given the job of leading the Phoenix Team in the investigation. Leigh realises that the street girls probably won’t want to talk to the police so asks for help from Grace Carter who with her husband Michael successfully runs most of the security firms, restaurants and bars in Merseyside. Will Grace help her? And will they be able to stop the killer before any more girls are found? ‘Traitor In The House’ is an exciting gangland thriller that follows on from ‘Liverpool Loyalty’ where we once again meet Grace and Michael and their strong and loyal family and gangland members. There’s not a huge amount of action and what there is is bloodthirsty and gruesome, but we have is an incredibly well-written story that’s intricately woven with drama, suspense, intrigue and twists and turns, that pulls you in from page one and won’t let you go. We meet up again with the Carter’s enemies, Joey Parnell and the mysterious JB, and end with laughter from four of the most unlikely friends, Grace, Leigh, Jazz and Stacey. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading this thriller and didn’t want it to end, and I’m so looking forward to reading the next one to find out what Grace gets up to next and what decisions Leigh makes.
Someone is murdering young working girls in LIverpool and DI Leigh Moss is struggling. The killer seems to be very forensically aware and is leaving no clues behind. The only person Leigh can ask for help is the last person she wants to. Grace Carter, Matriarch of the notorious Carter family who run half of Liverpool between them. Grace knows people who won’t talk to the police but may well talk to her but is she willing to help Leigh. Helping could put Grace and her family in danger but as she discovers more about the case she finds herself wanting to help stop the killer. This is the first Kaz Finlay book I have read and I loved it! The story is great, it’s fast paced and I couldn’t put it down. I read it in one sitting. The dynamic between Grace and Leigh is brilliant. I can’t wait for the next one. Although there was violence it wasn’t gratuitous and was totally in keeping with the story.
Bad Blood Book 5 When several young prostitutes are found murdered in Liverpool, DI Leigh Moss knows there is only one person she can turn to for help. Grace Carter knows the streets of Liverpool better than anyone and can ask questions Leigh can't.... but will Grace Help? Grace and Michael have two new additions to their workforce, Luke and Danny. DI Leigh Moss is back asking for Grace's help in finding out who is behind the murders of local prostitutes. As always, there's a lot more going on in the book and a surprising revelation towards the end. I love Caz Finlay's writing style and the way she can quickly pull you into her plotlines. I love this series, it's down to earth, believable, with many nasty villains. This is a cleverly crafted story with all the loose threads woven together by the end. This series just gets better and better. This is another gripping read that will have you routing for the Carters all the way. I would like to thank #NetGalley #HarperCollinsUK #OneMoreChapter and the author #CazFindlay for my ARC of #TraitorInTheHouse in exchange for an honest review
I always get excited when there is a new book coming out from Caz Finlay and so it was a delight to get to read an advanced review copy of this book. The author continues to write books with great character progression, geographic coverage of the Merseyside area and a wonderful writing style. I must admit there were a few moments where I was worried that the storyline was going to go along the dark romance side of things but the author did not disappoint and things soon got back on the typically great UK gangland crime aspect that the author is famous for. Whereas the last book introduced us to a lot of new characters, in this book the police procedural aspect was expanded upon which made a great slant. As always, the author is not afraid of discussing difficult issues in her books and this book opens up discussions on police informants, the actions of people in power, gay relationships and other issue. I believe that there are going to be 10 books in the Bad Blood series so we have lots of great things to come in the next few years and the speed at which Caz writes I am sure there will be more offerings too. I mentioned in my last review that Caz Finlay is, in my opinion, the Northern England version of Martina Cole and this book reinforces my view. Many thanks to NetGalley, Harper Collins UK (One More Chapter) and Caz Finlay for providing me with an electronic advanced review copy of this book in return for an honest, unbiased review. The book will be published in e-book, paperback and audio-book version tomorrow
Another great instalment in the lives of the Conlan’s and Carter’s. Grace and Michael are settling in to a quieter life with their two young children after all the grief and worry of their grown up boys and the awful death of Paul. Unfortunately it’s not long before trouble rears it’s ugly head again. This is fast paced and gritty gangland aggro at it’s best with more explosive secrets coming out. A well deserved five star read
Yet another fabulous 5 star read, from Caz! How does she do it?! The whole of this series is absolutely brilliant & has kept me gripped throughout. Traitor in the house is no different. Again, I'm on the edge of my seat looking forward to what comes next!
What a fantastic book this is! Continuing the story of Grace and Michael Carter. Very hard I should imagine to keep producing top class story lines and developing new characters in a long running series like this one, 'but Caz Finlay has got this off to a fine art! This book tells the story of 'The Liverpool Ripper', Someone is targeting, torturing and killing young working girls., and DI Leigh Moss is on the case......and getting nowhere! She really could do with some help from Grace Carter, a long standing friend ....and rival. Wow that doesn't bode too well, but will Grace help her. An absolutely brilliant 5th book in the Bad Blood Series, and I highly recommend you read this, especially if you are into Gangland crime, plenty of violence and bloodshed. Well done to Caz Finlay on becoming one of the top gangland authors. Superb! Thank you to NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.