Modern day Brixton, with all the drugs and prostitution you expect from it.
Washed out old hags working the streets to feed habits, that are slowly eating them alive.
Attractive young girls, looking to be the next WAG and getting tricked into being High Class Escorts, to feed their addiction to the modern scourge of materialism.
Pimps feeding off addictions and fantasies.
Drug dealers feeding the addictions.
Families that get caught in the mess made by it all.
This story has it all.
Josie, the single mother of two girls, Georgie, 12 and Marnie 5. Living in a stinking flat with no food or clean clothes the girls hear their mother, “earning” money for her next fix.
Josie used to be a good earner, until her looks were ravished by the substances she was putting in her veins. Her dealer has been given a beating once by her pimp, but he keeps coming back and Josie keeps buying.
Delray Anderton is Josie’s pimp. He started running whores like Josie but has moved up in the world and now runs a high end escort agency, but he still looks after his old girls.
So when Josie disgraces herself with a client Delray comes to sort it out but then cuts Josie free. She can’t work within 20 miles of home, that’s his patch.
In desperation for money Josie gets herself into more trouble which ends with her being convicted of murder.
Her Girls are taken into care and that’s when their troubles really start.
Running away they end up under Delrays wing, but he is only interested in one thing. He has a client who likes young teenage girls, and Georgie is perfect.
The girls must escape, or at least try, but do they? can they?
This is a good story and Casey Kelleher does a great job of describing the world we all know exists but try to ignore. The book can be uncomfortable reading at times, but it’s gritty, so maybe its not supposed to be an easy read.