(From the publisher):
The Roofer is a very dark family saga detailing one woman's upbringing in the embrace of The Westies, Hell's Kitchen's notorious Irish gang. Ava O'Neil's father was known as The Roofer for his penchant for throwing his victims off of the rooftops of tenements to death on the sidewalks below. Hell's Kitchen is both a concrete playground and concrete cemetery for the O'Neils. When journalist Jack Casey tracks down Ava to follow the lead on a cold case murder, Ava is stunned to find her family profiled in a glossy magazine. She's even more shocked when Hollywood comes calling to make a movie about her father and his criminal life. But Ava and her alcoholic brother Tom are hiding secrets far more shocking than anything on film. Secrets that will either free her . . . or destroy her. This is a novel that details life in the criminal underbelly of New York City . . . and what it's like to grow up the child of a murderer.
Original title: The Roofer
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense