This book has it all – it is super fast paced, with a ballsy-yet-human female lead; it has corruption, good guys, bad guys and a sharp level of tension that kept a me on high alert all the way through.
I loved the undercover work, that was fascinating and horrible in equal measure. The family side of things for Bailey was well balanced, it was quite a strong thread throughout the book and it managed to stay in place as a sub-plot which was good.
I loved Bailey, what a great character. Got to be honest, Rick and Nancy were also up there in my list of favourites. We can just gloss over what that says about me.
As soon as I had finished Villain I was gutted that I hadn’t read Jail Bird first, so I heartily recommend that you go do that as Villain gives a few spoilers for what happens in the first book.
Blurb: Bailey’s Back! From the bestselling author of Jailbird.
Detective Constable Bailey Morgan is back doing what she does best – working undercover.
This time she has to infiltrate the inner circle of a notorious underworld family. Posing as a fellow villain, she is on a one-woman mission to bring the family to their knees.
But things are never that simple. Bailey finds that she is forced to confront shadowy wraiths from her past and will come face-to-face with a set of devastating revelations that will shatter her world and threaten her very existence.
With only herself to trust, Bailey is on her own and the stakes are higher than ever.
Heart-stopping and gripping. Perfect for the fans of hit TV shows such as Line of Duty and Gangs of London.