The Trap (The Butlers #1)
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The heir to Martina Cole’s crown with a story of murder, the underworld, violence and treachery.
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 when it comes to family they look after business and make her proud. Nothing and no one can bring them down.
But Vinny seems to have crossed the wrong person and his cards are marked. And with the brothers joined at the hip, Roy may just be in the firing line too…
One bloody night sets Vinny on the path of desperate vengeance, but will the Butlers emerge stronger than ever, or is the East End code of honour as good as dead?
over the Denise escapade, and Karen was so supportive. She even stuck up for you. She said you was a lovely person and that I shouldn’t end it with you over something that happened before we even got together. She told me something else as well, but I promised I wouldn’t repeat it. It was about what happened to her at your Auntie Viv’s party.’ Intrigued, Michael propped himself up on his elbow. ‘Tell me, babe. It might be important.’ ‘Only if you promise not to say anything? I don’t want to
stipulation he made was that Mary would not mention Nancy or anything to do with her life at home, which Mary agreed to. Since then, Mary’s life had been so much better. The café they had purchased in Barking wasn’t smart and trendy, and neither did it have a jukebox like the one in Whitechapel, but the customers were nice, and the annual turnover decent. The flat above, Donald had rented out to a young couple which had enabled them to mortgage a two-bedroomed house themselves. Mary loved having
grandson the evil eye. Little Vinny resembled his father at the same age so much that Queenie found it quite uncanny. It wasn’t just his looks. He had the same streetwise personality as his dad, and possessed his charm as well. Ordering Ben Bloggs to sod off home, Queenie clipped Little Vinny around the ear. ‘Get upstairs to your bedroom and stay there. I had enough of your antics yesterday.’ Queenie had been terribly embarrassed when Big Stan had knocked on her front door late last night to
in her life, Joanna decided a hint of sarcasm and the shock factor was her best form of defence. ‘Oh dearie me. You do have an overactive imagination at times, Chloe. Well, to put your mind at rest, I can assure you that Vinny has not cast a spell, or brainwashed me. I think the word you might actually be searching for is impregnated.’ Vinny Butler had driven back to Whitechapel as quickly as the busy roads had allowed his Jaguar to travel. Joanna telling him that she might be pregnant had been
many a one-night stand since moving to Tiptree. Trying to struggle with temptation, Johnny sank his pint and went to the toilet. It was all his wife’s fault that he couldn’t keep his penis in his pants. Deborah was a good wife, a great mother, but had let herself get so fat that physically she made Johnny feel sick. ‘Hello, handsome. I haven’t seen you in here before,’ the woman said, approaching Johnny as he walked back to his seat. Johnny grinned, then began a conversation while studying the