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Voice of Reason

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Voice of Reason is Kerry Barnes’ first psychological thriller.

When Dionne married a nightclub owner, Luke Mason, a whisper in her ear told her she would have it all – the money, the house, and the luxury lifestyle. But she never expected her life to turn upside down the day they became parents to twins.

Dr Renee, a research psychiatrist, has spent her life’s work studying the existence of the ‘Gemini Gene’ – a gene believed to exist in a few high-functioning psychopaths.

Little does she know that she is not alone in her quest. In the shadows lurks someone who also has a special interest in the gene. However, the trial that they are conducting is so much more sinister.

Will Dr Renee discover if the Gemini Gene really does exist or will it be the voice of reason who has the answers?

Raising a Gangster

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Written by Kerry Barnes, Raising a Gangster is the prequel to the trilogy of books that focused on Kelly Raven.

Due to popular demand, Kerry decided to centre her main character on Cyril Reardon.

Bermondsey, London

With an absent father and a penniless mother, Cyril Reardon is determined to be the man of the house. As young as eight, Cyril is a charmer, a planner, and a risk-taker.

A rare trip to the country shows Cyril a completely different world, and it opens his eyes to how the other half live.

A young man wants Cyril shot dead, but he receives a nasty scar and a few injuries; these set him on a path of revenge. Little does he know that all the time he was being raised a lord, Cyril Reardon was being raised a gangster.

Only one of them is a gentleman. Only one of them plays the cards they were dealt.

Ugly Truth

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Ugly Truth is the third and final novel written by Kerry Barnes in the Kelly Raven trilogy.

After all the heartache that Kelly Raven has gone through, she can finally enjoy her life. The business is lucrative, her family are happy, and in a few months, her baby will be born.

However, in one evening, everything changes . . .

The old firms have plotted to bring the Ravens’ down, in retribution for Eddie Raven’s reckless reign.

Detective Valerie Campbell has escaped capture and is on the run, with vengeance on her mind.

Another Raven is out there, determined to step into Kelly’s shoes and take over her empire.

But behind the masked gunman lies the ugly truth.

Kelly Raven will have to fight alone — or at least die trying.

After suffering the cruel secrets and the wicked lies, the ugly truth may kill her yet.


The Choice

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The Choice is the third and final novel in Kerry Barnes’s explosive trilogy involving Mike Regan and Zara Ezra.

This is the brand new, gripping, gritty crime thriller that will have you hooked.

The wrong choice may just get you killed . . .

Mike Regan and Zara Ezra believe the so-called Governor is safely locked away — in Zara’s hangar.
But less than twenty-four hours later, the Governor is loose and out there, wreaking havoc.
After what Zara made him do to his own son, she knows he’ll be back with more than murder on his mind.
Moving the families to a safe place was all the firm could do to protect them. But now one of the boys goes missing. It can only mean one thing — the Governor has started his revenge.
Zara is faced with an unimaginable choice, just as she forced the Governor to make his — only this time, it could cost the man she loves his life.

The Rules

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The Rules is the second novel in Kerry Barnes’s explosive trilogy involving Mike Regan and Zara Ezra.

Do you live by the rules or die by them?

Holed up in prison, Mike Regan is offered a deal — his freedom in exchange for his firm taking down the gang that is supplying a new dangerous drug that has hit the streets. What starts as a game soon becomes a shocking revelation with devastating consequences.

Meanwhile, Mike’s fiancée, Zara Ezra, has her own firm to run. But when the so-called Governor is out to take her down, she has her own decision to make — either fight, run, or write her own rule book . . .

The Hunted

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The Hunted is the first novel written by Kerry Barnes in the Mike Regan and Zara Ezra trilogy.

Having spent her life watching her father run his East London firm, Zara Ezra has learned a thing or two about being a gangster, and she’s ready to take over when the time comes.

Mike Regan, a blast from Zara’s past, is the head of his own firm, but when his son is kidnapped in the middle of a gangland feud, Mike has no choice but to accept help from the Ezras to get his little boy back alive.

With a rival firm playing increasingly dirty, murder moves to the top of the agenda, and Zara has some big choices to make. It seems that the only way to come out on top is to play them at their own game . . .

But will she become The Hunter or The Hunted?


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Deceit is the first stand-alone novel written by Kerry Barnes.

Someone’s watching you . . .

Living in a beautiful home on the edge of a council estate, Kara Bannon can’t imagine what it’s like to have nothing.

An eerie phone call plays on her mind, and within three days, she loses everything — her job, her home, and Justin, the only person she thought she could trust.

Alone and terrified, she makes a decision that will change her life forever.

Suddenly she has to enter a new world — prison.

Revenge is not always so sweet . . .

Wicked Lies

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Wicked Lies is the second book in a trilogy of novels written by Kerry Barnes about the Raven and River families.

It is now ready for you to read on Amazon. Incredibly, Wicked Lies has achieved over fifty consecutive five-star reviews on Amazon’s website.

Behind the cold damp walls of the cottage, seventeen-year-old Malakai River is left to fend for his younger sisters. In her selfish quest for freedom, his mother shacks up with a small-time gangster and recklessly leaves the children behind.

When Jean River returns a year later, she makes two shocking discoveries: a decomposing body of a young woman in her cottage . . . and Kelly Raven.

Malakai, battling to keep his sisters safe, steps into a world he knows nothing about, but he soon realises he has what most men fear— the face of his father. Yet even that won’t stop the enemy in the wings trying to destroy everything and everyone Malakai holds dear to him.

Four children . . . four fathers . . . four lies.

Cruel Secrets

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Cruel Secrets is the first in a trilogy of novels written by Kerry Barnes about the Raven family.

It is now ready for you to read on Amazon.

Controlled all her life by her religious mother, fifteen-year-old Kelly Raven commits the ultimate sin.

She soon discovers that running away to the cold, frightening streets of London is less harsh than her previous life.  A drug dealer, two fraudsters, and a prostitute are her new family now, and she becomes the woman she was destined to be.

Little does she know that Eddie Raven is coming for her, but she is no sweet four-year-old child anymore, and he is certainly no doting father.

Eddie Raven’s blood may run through her veins, but in her case, blood is not thicker than water.

Raw Justice

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Raw Justice is the final novel written by Kerry Barnes in the Vincent trilogy.

It is now ready for you to read on Amazon.

A Vincent is dead and the police have no idea who the killer is.

The Ruthers, a villainous family, caught up in drugs, prostitution, and sex trafficking, are the only link to the murder of a member of the Vincents.

Fuelled by grief, the family will not rest until they exact their revenge.

Dolly is back to face her demons one last time, but what she unearths is more disturbing than she could ever have imagined. She uncovers the truth behind the Vincents’ fate and finds the most sinister secrets within the judiciary, by exposing the real meaning of the gentlemen’s club.

This time Dolly is taking no prisoners.

As you will see, the book has some great reviews, so if you are a fan of East End crime, then this novel will not disappoint.