Jacqui Rose books in order
Jacqui Rose is a British novelist of mystery, thriller, and gangland crime novels.
Originally from a tiny mining community in South Yorkshire, she now lives in the brisk and busy London.
Jacqui came to acknowledge the power of writing early on, as she wrote essays for her classmates in exchange for a packet of sherbet dips.
Adopted as a child, she always felt isolated, which is why writing was her biggest comfort.
She studied acting after finishing school and voluntarily taught drama and held writing workshops for prisoners, former offenders and the homeless.
Genres: Gangland crime, Mystery, Thriller
- Taken (2012)
- Trapped (2013)
- Dishonour (2013)
- Betrayed (2014)
- Avenged (2014)
- Disobey (2015)
- Toxic (2018)
- Fatal (2019)
- Sinner (2019)
- Poison (2020)
Detailed book overview
Casey Edwards has to deal with ghosts from her dark past.
Having given away her baby at fifteen, she plunged into a life of alcohol and mixed with the wrong crowd.
However, she wants to right her wrongs. And what better way to do it than by finding her child?
In Soho, Casey encounters ex-gangster Vaughn Sadler. Although the two share some chemistry, Casey can’t afford being shattered again.
In her quest to uncover the truth, she enters into a world hard drugs, immorality, and human trafficking.
And it doesn’t take long before she uncovers the evil schemes by mob boss Alfie Jennings and callous psychopath Oscar Hardings; one that could endanger Casey and her child.
When Maggie Donaldson and Johnny Taylor were teenagers, they fell madly in love with each other, completely oblivious of the fact that they were from rival gangland families that run the criminal underworld in London.
Given the trouble that formalizing their relationship could have drawn, they for years hid the truth from everyone.
Nothing however lasts forever—more so secrets.
Max, Maggie’s ruthless father, has for the longest time been desperate to unleash vengeance on the Taylors.
There is a long-held justification for seeking vengeance, a secret so dark that it could tear each family, and the two lovers, apart.
“When breaking the rules, always be ready to face the repercussions.”
Kind, stunning and smart, sixteen-year-old Laila seems to have it all.
Things get better for her when she draws the interest and fascination of Ray-Ray Thompson.
However, ever since her father’s demise, Laila’s uncle has become too overprotective of her, so much that he would never allow their relationship.
When tragedy strikes, resulting in the hospitalization of her love, Laila discovers the extent that her uncle will go to protect the family name.
Will she give up her feelings in order to survive in a world where bringing shame to the family comes at a price?
Del Williams, the toughest criminal in Soho, is untouchable.
He not only controls the supply of the drugs, but also the clubs and girls.
Underrating him would be a terrible undoing.
Del however has a weakness: Bunny Barker, the stunning and headstrong mother of their daughter, Star.
Although Bunny does her best to protect their daughter from everything around them, there are many people who would love to see Del’s defeat.
So when a dark figure from their past resurfaces, their family is immediately endangered.
Will Bunny manage to shield Star from the troubles of her own past?
Franny Doyle doesn’t need to be reminded that her father Patrick is a problematic man.
Her father didn’t just become the most notorious gangster in London without stepping on the toes of others.
Nonetheless, that doesn’t stop her from loving him dearly. After all, he would give his life to her.
But when tragedy strikes and Patrick becomes a victim, Franny discovers just how deadly her father’s enemies are.
As she digs into his past, Franny becomes entangled in a dangerous game.
Raised as a fighter, she is set on making her father proud, even if it means losing her life in the process.
“When you rattle a snake, you may not be the only one who’s bitten.”
Alfie Jennings began treading on dangerous grounds the moment he opened an illegal casino in Soho.
Now threatened by an opposing gang, the one things he can do without is his teenage niece Chloe-Jane showing up at his home, along with all the problems that accompany her.
Thrown back into the streets after deceiving Alfie, Chloe-Jane ends up being abducted.
With the rivalry now turning personal, Alfie will do whatever it takes to ensure the safety of Chloe-Jane.
Never mess with family, more so with a Jennings…
“Love is sometimes toxic.”
Bree Dwyer has had enough, which is why she is determined to take her children and run away from her husband.
She however doesn’t stand a chance, as he always has eyes on her.
But everything changes when Alfie Jennings, her first love, returns to Essex.
Although criminals Alfie and Vaughn haven’t been in the game for a while now, you never really forget about the criminal life.
Desperate for some money, all they need is to undertake one deadly assignment.
And nobody will stop Alfie, no less a beauty like Bree.
Cabhan Morton doesn’t want to be part of the Russo crime family anymore. All he wants to do is retire and enjoy life with his lovely daughter Alice Rose.
Walking away from the Russos is however easier said than done.
Franny Doyle would never hesitate when it comes to Cabhan and Alice.
Helping them run away from the vengeful Russo brothers will however be a monumental task.
Only being with Alfie Jennings in Essex will be safe for them.
Although Franny knows that she won’t be welcomed by Alfie just like that, she is willing to take a risk.
The vengeful Russos won’t rest until she’s dead.
Raised in London among the toughest of criminals, Franny Doyle was taught to never be a victim of love.
She will stop at nothing to protect those dearest to her.
Alfie Jennings, her partner, is in deep trouble.
The only person he ever sent to prison has been released.
Furthermore, his Soho nightclub is threatened by rival Charlie Eton.
Charlie however never plays clean.
So when innocent children become entangled in the rivalry, Franny and Alfie find themselves in an underworld where Alfie must confront ghosts of his past, while Franny must ensure her secrets are not uncovered.
THERE ARE SOME GUYS YOU SHOULD NEVER BE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF…
When you’re surrounded by crime, loyalty is everything—even if you’re not always on the same terms.
So when Vaughn Sadler opens his mouth and gets Franny Doyle imprisoned, he shatters every single one of the rules to win.
AND OTHERS YOU SHOULD NEVER UNDERMINE…
Now incarcerated, Franny has a number of vengeances to dish out.
And you bet she is going to start with Vaughn.
You just don’t turn against your own, even with your back against the wall.
Despite being in prison, vengeance will be hers.