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Goliath and the Gang by David Whittet

From the age of five, Aaron is raised by his aunt after losing his mother in mysterious gang-related circumstances, and he is not sure what has happened to her. His father was killed in a fire before he was born.

It’s not a pleasant childhood; it is one dominated by bullying and grief. But he has dreams of making something of his life. An anonymous patron sponsors him to go to business school, and he soon has a meteoric rise in the business world. In his late twenties, he seems to have it all – a successful career, and he is madly in love with Miriama, who looks to be the perfect partner for him.

But then a rival from his childhood threatens to destroy the life he has built, and he is forced to take on the Godzone Gorillas in a brutal gang war – the very gang who kidnapped his mother. Past collides with the present in unexpected ways, leaving Aaron fighting for his very life…

This is the second book in the Gang Girl series, but you don’t need to read the first one to understand the second book. Set on the West Coast of New Zealand, Goliath and the Gang is a page-turning story about the horrific impact that gangs can have on families and communities in a tale of conflict, revenge and survival.

Reviewer: Iain McKenzie



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