Dangerous by Jessie Keane

Coronation year: 1953. 15-year-old Clara Dolan’s world is turned upside down following the shocking death of her mother. Battling to keep what remains of her family together, Clara vows to keep her younger siblings, Bernadette and Harry, safe whatever the cost. With the arrival of the swinging 1960s, Clara finds herself swept up in London’s dark underworld where the glamour of Soho’s dazzling nightclubs sits in stark contrast to the terrifying gangland violence that threatens the new life she has worked so hard to build. Sinking further into an existence defined by murder and betrayal, Clara soon realizes that success often comes at a very high price

My review

This was a good read. Fifteen year old Clara is left in charge of two younger siblings on the death of their mother. What follows is a tale which see Clara married three times and going from rags to riches several times. She also has lies to uncover and bridges to build. A gritty read and well worth four stars.

 

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