By Linda Regan
Guts for Garters is the 1st in an explosive new sequence that includes the Alley Cats and DI Georgia Johnson as they fight to make lives for themselves on London’s meanest streets.
Life’s demanding starting to be up at the Aviary property in South London. Alysha and her associates have survived being abused through those who must have been there for them, their lives ruined by means of the crime and deprivation round them.
Now they’re taking the property again – taking regulate in order that teenagers can develop up secure with genuine clients in life.
So while the rival South London Rulers gang commence encroaching on their territory, Alysha and her Alley Cats determined to coach them a lesson.
The very last thing they count on is to discover one among their competitors murdered on their patch. the very last thing they wish is for the police to begin sniffing round. yet DI Georgia Johnson and her workforce wish solutions. Johnson trusts Alysha – yet will she nonetheless belief her whilst she realises her prized informant is major her personal gang? while one other physique is located – a teenage woman this time – Alysha makes a decision to border the evil chief of the South London Rulers, Harisha Celik, for the homicide … yet Celik has a number of nasty surprises of his personal in shop for the Alley Cats girls.
'One of the simplest up and coming writers'
—Peter Guttridge, The Observer
‘Linda Regan shows enviable keep watch over over her characters’
‘Readable and believable.’
—Jim Kennedy, Encore
‘Linda Regan definitely understands how one can carry characters to life.’
—Award-winning screenwriter Jimmy Perry OBE
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Together with his brother, convinced, yet we get privateness. ’ She checked out Alison. ‘Is this whatever to do with something? Is it suitable? I purely agreed to return right here that will help you locate who did that to my pal. I’m answering questions on my very own intercourse lifestyles now. i'm over 16, i will sleep with who i admire, can’t I? ’ ‘Yes, in fact you could, and convinced, it really is relevant,’ Banham replied fast. He smiled and held her gaze. ‘I’m fairly sorry to invite you, simply because I agree, it's very own. we're looking for who murdered Zana, and her boyfriend Burak Kaya, and it's correct. ’ Melek regarded down on the table shaking her head. ‘If Harisha reveals out I’ve been speaking like this, he'll be livid, he’ll …’ ‘He’ll what? ’ Banham raised his voice. She didn’t resolution, so Banham driven, ‘Is there whatever you aren’t telling us, Melek? Is Harisha all for a way and also you are attempting to guard him? ’ ‘No,’ she protested. ‘No, no, he isn’t. ’ ‘If he's, then don’t safeguard him, to your personal sake, let us know what you recognize; withholding facts is a felony offence and will hold a custodial sentence. ’ She was once crying now. ‘No, I don’t imagine Harisha is concerned in any respect. He wouldn’t kill Zana, or his cousin. I’ve instructed you all that i do know. am i able to please pass now? ’ Banham nodded, ‘Yes, after all you could. Please signal your witness assertion, and i'm so sorry that we disenchanted you. you may have very worthy. ’ She nodded, hurriedly learn the assertion that Alison passed her, after which signed it. ‘And don’t put out of your mind you could name us at any time,’ Alison stated as she was once signing. ‘Or if there's the rest you think that of which can aid us. ’ Alison observed her up the single ground, and in the direction of the go out. As they approached the sergeant’s table on their technique to the road door, Melek stopped in her tracks. Harisha used to be status on the sergeant’s table with DI Georgia Johnson. He was once signing for the non-public property that were taken from him prior to they took him to be interviewed. whilst he became and observed Melek, his face took on a glance of thunder. ‘What are you doing the following? ’ he shouted down the hall at her. Melek used to be without notice flustered. ‘They introduced me in to reply to a few questions. I’ve not …’ ‘Shut it. inform me later. ’ instantly, she grew to become silent. Alison suggested her in the direction of the go out. once they have been out of his earshot, Alison acknowledged, ‘You’ve now not what? What have been you going to assert then, to Harisha? “I’ve not”, you stated, after which you stopped. ’ ‘Nothing. i used to be simply going to inform him I hadn’t stated whatever approximately him, which I haven’t. ’ the lady was once sincerely terrified, she used to be approximately stuttering as she spoke. ‘Because there has been little need, simply because he hasn’t performed something mistaken, so far as i do know. If Wajdi has long past too a long way, then he merits to be in hassle, that’s all I’ve acknowledged, him or that evil mom of his, yet I haven’t acknowledged the rest. ’ She grew to become and moved quickly in the direction of the road door. Alison undefined. ‘I’ll get a person to drop you home,’ she advised her. ‘God, no, don’t do this. If I happen in a fed’s vehicle, another person will kill me ahead of he will get the opportunity.