This time last month we published Nothing but Trouble, the latest novel from Sphere crime writer, Roberta Kray.
The widow of one of the most notorious London gangsters of all time, Roberta Kray's latest East London based novel, explores the terrible repercussions of a childish prank gone wrong.
In an exclusive piece for the Kindle Book Blog Roberta talks about the inspirations behind Nothing but Trouble. We have an exclusive excerpt from the post for you here.
If there's one thing a London cabbie can be relied upon to do, it's to provide an opinion. So, as I settled back to start my journey to Liverpool Street Station, it was no great surprise to find myself listening to a monologue on the state of the NHS, the greed of politicians and the general untrustworthiness of any reporter who had ever flipped open a notebook.
"You know what the trouble with this country is?" He didn't wait for a reply. "No one takes any responsibility for their actions. They trip over a kerb and they want to blame someone else. They're straight on the blower to some jumped-up firm of lawyers looking for compo."
It was that notion of personal responsibility that set me thinking and not just about all those ambulance-chasing advertisements. What if one simple action was to set in motion a terrible tragedy? How would you cope with it and how would it colour the rest of your life?
You can read the full article on the Kindle Book Blog.
Nothing but Trouble is available to buy in paperback and ebook from all good retailers now.
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