Book Review “Hustle” by Owen Mullen



What was meant to be a straightforward jewellery heist goes horribly wrong, and the thieves are forced to take a hostage to make their escape. But when they discover their prisoner is the infamous Nina Glass – one of the bosses of the most dangerous criminal dynasty in London – they soon realise they have made a terrible mistake.

Greed wins out over good sense and the gang decide to make the best of a bad situation. They send Luke Glass a ransom note. But messing with London’s top crime dynasty is a serious error. Now Luke must track down the gang who abducted his sister before they carry out their brutal threats.

The Glass family have other problems. The crooked cop they have on their payroll – DCI Oliver Stanford – makes an unwelcome discovery. The insider they had all presumed dead, may in fact have survived, and still be feeding information to the police. 

Under attack from all sides, and desperate to save his sister, Luke has the reputation and survival of the crime dynasty in his hands – is this the end of the Glass family?


Wow! What an incredible and brilliantly written book Hustle is. A brutal story of gangland violence, revenge and reputations.

After Nina is taken hostage, somewhat on a whim after a disastrous jewellery heist that goes seriously awry, her life is in huge danger and she has to keep her wits about her and a devil may care attitude to show her captures, not only how strong she is but how very stupid they are.

At the head of the Glass family is Luke and he is beside himself with worry over his kidnapped sister. Not only does he have to maintain his Gang boss title he needs to show loyalty to his family. Can he really do both without losing face. Which is more important to him? Will Nina and the rest of the family be shocked by his ultimate decision?

Hustle is a shocking insight into the minds of deadly assassins who will literally stop at nothing to get what they want. Why on earth did this somewhat posh unruly gang take Nina? Did they really think it through or was it all down to the beautiful Coco, whose shell begins to crack in her drug crazed state of mind. Is this all just a crazy game to her and her posh boyfriend Rafe?

As the end gets ever closer I literally could not put this book down. The violence that springs out of the pages with Owen’s brilliant and descriptive style is truly shocking. I found myself taking sharp intakes of breathe, then holding my breathe just waiting for the terrible outcome to come to its appalling end. How Owen creates these scenes is astounding and the finale, when it comes made me blanch in fear. I was wholly drawn into the world of The Glass family. What a completely awesome book. Owen Mullen deserves all the praise he gets for creating such an outrageous London gangland family. The Glass’s are a force to be reckoned with and no body could see the end coming. Highly recommended to all gangland story lovers who enjoy a gripping story with huge amounts of turmoil and a fair amount of violence thrown in. Who is going to win this war? Well you will have to read this epic book and find out.

As a foot note this is Book 3 in the Glass family saga.

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Owen Mullen is a highly regarded crime author who splits his time between Scotland and the island of Crete. In his earlier life he lived in London and worked as a musician and session singer. He has now written seven books and his first gangland thriller for Boldwood, Family was published in January 2021.

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