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These Lost & Broken Things

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Girl. Mother. Assassin.
How dangerous is a woman with nothing left to lose?
The year is 1905. London is a playground for the rich and a death trap for the poor. When Sofia Logan’s husband dies unexpectedly, leaving her penniless with two young children, she knows she will do anything to keep them from the workhouse. But can she bring herself to murder? Even if she has done it before…

Emmet Vinsant, wealthy industrialist, offers Sofia a job in one of his gaming houses. He knows more about Sofia’s past than he has revealed. Brought up as part of a travelling fair, she’s an expert at counting cards and spotting cheats, and Vinsant puts her talents to good use. His demands on her grow until she finds herself with blood on her hands.

Set against the backdrop of the Suffragette protests, with industry changing the face of the city but disease still rampant, and poverty the greatest threat of all, every decision you make is life or death. Either yours or someone else’s.

Read the first explosive historical thriller from best-selling crime writer of the DI Callanach series, Helen Fields.


"Revenge, family, love, murder, the will to survive and touching on the suffragette movement. Definitely one of my top reads this year so far!" Netgalley Reviewer.

gritty, twisty tale with plenty of shocks amidst murders and mayhem." Netgalley Reviewer.

"I pray this is not the only time Ms Fields writes an historical fiction novel." Netgalley Reviewer.

Fantastically well developed characters and was great to introduce the suffragette movement into the plot." Netgalley Reviewer.

"These Lost and Broken Things, by Helen Fields is
historical fiction at its finest. Fields explores the dark world of addiction and abuse woven into a tale of the worlds of a Romani traveler as she becomes embroiled in the dark, dangerous realm of gambling and murder. The novel has a slew of very well-detailed, well-rounded characters, and is a page-turner to the very end." Netgalley Reviewer.

"This is my first book by Helen Fields, and I loved it! I won't give away the plot, but I highly recommend it. There are so many twists and turns to this historical mystery. I also loved the atmosphere and the setting the author created." Netgalley Reviewer.

Genre: Historical

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