Born Bad: Bestselling, gritty first book in the Manchester crime trilogy

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Book 1 in this new, gritty Manchester crime trilogy. When your enemies get close, family loyalty is all you can trust.

Brother and sister Peter and Adele Robinson never stood a chance. Dragged up by an alcoholic, violent father, and a weak, beaten mother, their childhood in Manchester only prepared them for a life of crime and struggle. But Adele is determined to break the mould. She studies hard at school and, inspired by her beloved grandmother Joyce, she finally makes a successful life for herself on her own.

Peter is not so lucky. Getting more and more immersed in the murky world of crime and gangs, his close bonds with Adele gradually loosen until they look set to break altogether.

But old habits die hard, and one devastating night, Adele is forced to confront her violent past. Dragged back into her worst nightmares, there's only one person she can turn to when her life is on the line – her brother Peter. After all, blood is thicker than water...

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About the author

Heather Burnside is a Manchester-based author who, after taking a career break to raise a family, swapped credit control for writing and decided to study for a writing diploma. Heather had articles featured in several popular UK magazines before publishing her first Manchester-based crime thriller in 2014.

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Reviews

3.7
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Publisher
Head of Zeus Ltd
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Published on
Jul 1, 2017
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Pages
277
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ISBN
9781786692542
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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Eligible for Family Library

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Book 2
She got into bed but sleep didn’t come easily. Every creak in the house made her alert. She was waiting for him to come and get her.

The small city of Stockleigh is in shock as three women are brutally attacked within days of each other. Are they random acts of violence or is there a link between the victims? For Detective Eden Berrisford, it’s her most chilling case yet. 

The investigation leads Eden to cross paths with Carla, a woman trying to rebuild her life after her marriage to a cruel and abusive man ended in unimaginable tragedy. Her husband Ryan was imprisoned for his crimes but, now he’s out and coming for her. 

As Eden starts to close in on the attacker, she also puts herself in grave danger. Can she stop him before he strikes again? And can Carla, terrified for her life, save herself - before the past wreaks a terrible revenge? 

An absolutely gripping and chilling police procedural which will hook fans of Angela Marsons and Rachel Abbott.

What readers are saying about the Eden Berrisford series:


‘Wow. What can I say? If you are looking for nerve-wracking and nail biting tension then look no further … Sherratt creates such heart-thumping action and narrative that I’m pretty certain my cat could hear mine beating in my chest … A nerve wrenching, nail biting 5 stars.’ Jen Med’s Book Reviews

‘Grabbed me straight from the off and didn’t let me go.’ By The Letter Book Reviews 

‘The Girls Next Door is the perfect recipe for an exquisite crime thriller … Emotional, gritty and full of some OMFG twists, I dare you NOT to want to read this book!’ Crime Book Junkie 

'This is a definite 5* read for me.' Angela Marsons

‘A heart-pounding, breath holding, twisty-turny read. I highly recommend this book.’ Caroline Mitchell 

‘Mel Sherratt has a knack for writing accessible, likeable and fundamentally human characters ... I raced through it and couldn’t put it down as I reached the final few chapters!’ Bibliophile Book Club 

‘Wow, this is one to get your heart racing! … a fast-paced and engaging read. Just brilliant!’ Chat About Books

‘Impossible to put down. This is a book that will make a Mel Sherratt fan out of any reader!’ Kitty Catalyst Bibliophile

Tom Bale
 One split second can destroy your life forever
Single mother Jen Cornish is just trying to hold things together for the sake of her seven-year-old son Charlie. Until the day when she does an impulsive good deed to help a neighbour, setting off a terrifying chain of events that quickly spirals out of control…

When she is arrested for a crime she didn’t commit, Jen quickly starts to wonder if someone is playing a cruel game with her - or is she losing her mind?

Desperate to clear her name with the police, she must first untangle a chilling web of lies. But someone is watching her every move – and it isn’t just Jen who is in danger.

They’re watching her child as well.

An unputdownable psychological thriller with plenty of twists that will keep you hooked until the very last page…

Read what everyone is saying about Tom Bale
‘Tom Bale is one of the best British thriller writers around’ Simon Kernick 

‘Really not kidding when I say #SoGoodMyKindleMelted, I was flicking so fast the Kindle was in danger of combusting!!’ Baatty About Books

‘I was left gasping for breath. It was a whirlwind, an engaging, action-packed novel with a thrilling sense of danger weaved right the way through, pulling me ever-closer to the end.’ Becca’s Books

‘See How They Run has to be THE most scariest and thrilling novel that I have ever read. It is full of suspense, heart-pulsing and plot driven. It is a read of pure TERROR.’ Postcard Reviews

‘Once again, Tom Bale has masterfully woven together a tale of heart stopping suspense! I'm hooked for life and cannot wait until his next book!’ The Suspense is Thrilling Me

‘This is one hell of a nailbiting, gripping story that had me on tenterhooks, leaving me totally traumatised.’ Chelle’s Book Reviews

‘Fantastic plot, great characters and a storyline that drew me in from the first page and kept me in its grip until I reached the very last page.’ The Book Review Café

‘All Fall Down is a whirlwind of a book, it will pick you up, spin you around and throw you back down to the ground with a bang!!! #ALLTHESTARS for this one!!!’ Bibliophile Book Club

‘I read through this in a few hours because I really couldn’t put it down…An absolutely brilliant, thrilling and heart-pumping read.’ Jen Med’s Book Reviews
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