A Gangster’s Grip by Heather Burnside
It’s 1991, and Rita is looking forward to her return to Manchester after a few years in Greece with her husband Yansis. But once back she finds a cuckoo in the family nest – a dope-smoking ‘businessman’ called Leroy. Worse, he is her sister Jenny’s boyfriend, and father of her unborn child.
Rita and Yansis retreat to stay with friends Julie and Vinny, now living in a comfortable suburb of the city. But Rita is anxious to find out just what hold Leroy has over her family, and she’ll stop at nothing to find out. The more she learns about Leroy, the more she realises her family are playing a very risky game.
Rita’s quest is pitting her against some of the most ruthless men in a very dangerous city, but ultimately she knows it is up to her to expose the truth, whatever the consequences might be.
Narrated by Laura Brydon