Set in 1926, Kate Atkinson's new novel takes place in the debauchery of post-war London. From missing young girls to high-society parties, drugs and prostitution, this story features Nellie Coker, mother of 6 and a resourceful and talented business woman who runs five extremely profitable nightclubs in Soho. Recently released from prison, her empire is being threatened on multiple fronts including by a new police chief, who is as honest as he is unbending and determined to run Nellie out of business. Deftly layering multiple complicated plots and vivid characters, Atkinson creates a pulsating novel with great compassion for her characters and their fates. A fantastic read!