Life is tough for Queenie growing up in the war-torn backstreets of Whitechapel, but she learns what it takes to survive. And she’ll do anything to protect her family. With a useless husband and sons to feed, Queenie raises her boys to be strong, to fight for the life she never had. And when they grow up, they’ll make sure their mother’s name becomes East End legend. This is Queenie. This is her story.
|Publisher||Clipper Audio; 2020|
Maureen Hutton's life has never been easy. Married to an alcoholic and stuck on a council estate in east London, she scrimps and saves to bring up her three children alone. But then Maureen is told a terrible secret which threatens to rip her family apart. She can't say anything. She is too frightened of causing a bloodbath. The only thing Maureen can do is get rid of the betrayer, before it is too late.
The Butler brothers are the Kings of the East End. In their world, family counts; so when the truth about Vinny’s cousin’s death comes to light, it rocks the Butlers to the core. One by one, Vinny’s friends and family are turning against him… Then, the unimaginable happens – Vinny’s little daughter Molly goes missing. She’s the one chink of light in all their lives, and the one they’d commit murders to bring back. But is it already too late for that?
It's 1983 and 14-year-old Stephanie Crouch is desperate to escape her overbearing family. When she meets East End wide-boy Barry, his cockney charm soon has her head-over-heels in love. But then he is whisked away to Spain by his family, and heartbroken Stephanie turns to Barry's friend Wayne for comfort. Their friendship blossoms into romance, leaving Barry fuming and promising revenge...
Tommy Boyle and Scratch always had each other's backs. But old loyalties die hard on London's streets, and when Tommy throws his lot in with the notorious Darling family, Scratch gets thrown to the wolves. Shedding her old life for the Old Bill, Scratch goes undercover on Operation Sting. Bringing down the Darlings’ empire will be her duty – and getting revenge for an old friend’s sins will be her pleasure...
The Butlers are the kings of the East End. Vinny and Roy Butler are the apple of their mum’s eye. Queenie knows they can play dirty, but they look after business and make her proud. But Vinny seems to have crossed the wrong person and his cards are marked. One bloody night sets Vinny on the path of desperate vengeance, but is the East End code of honour as good as dead? Contains some offensive language.