Wow--Hannah Howe has done it again! This series just keeps getting better and better. I have become a dedicated fan of the Sam Smith series and I was so excited to get my hands on Family Honour. In it we find Sam working a case involving the disappearance of the daughter of an organized crime kingpin, a man Sam has dealt with in the past. She knows exactly what he's capable of (this is the reason he can't go to the police for help) yet the impassioned plea of a father desperate to know what has become of his young-adult daughter pulls on Sam's heartstrings. As in all the books in this stellar series, as the case is worked we get a deeper picture of Sam as a person, her strengths and weaknesses, her loves and fears. The author touches on intense themes of the double standard of male and female viewpoints of sexual assault, as well as what it truly means to be a family. Several of my favorite characters from previous books return for this one as well! I loved every page of this book. Immaculately written, Family Honour will pull you in immediately and not let go until the last page is read. Don't miss this one!
Hannah Howe, author
When the biggest villain in the country makes you an offer you can't refuse, what should you do? In my case, I decided to accept that offer, made by Mr Vincent Vanzetti. Vanzetti hired me to find his missing daughter, Vittoria, while threatening reprisals should I fail in my task. While searching for Vittoria, I had to deal with the other members of the Vanzetti clan: Sherri, Vanzetti's second wife, at twenty-two the same age as Vittoria. Sherri was an 'actress', a porn star with ambitions to appear on Reality TV; Catrin, Vanzetti's granite-hard ex-wife, the power behind his criminal empire; and V.J. Parks, Vittoria's boyfriend, a boxer, a young man in his prime, in training for a shot at the world title. Meanwhile, closer to home, it was decision time for yours truly and my lover, Dr Alan Storey. Alan was keen on marriage while I was still coming to terms with my past and years of physical abuse. Could I find the courage to finally lay the ghosts of my past and pledge my future to Alan? Family Honour, the story of a villain and his family, the story of a moral dilemma. Should I kill in the name of justice, or should I allow a villain to walk free? In answering that question I discovered a lot about myself and the person I longed to be.