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Head of Zeus
Blood Ties
Blood Ties: The dark and gripping crime read of 2019 you won't want to put down by Heather Burnside
 Manchester Trilogy, 2

From the bestselling author of BORN BAD.

Adele Robinson is locked up – convicted for the murder of her abusive father. She quickly realises that she’ll have to play it tough if she's going to survive, and soon gains a reputation for standing her ground.

Meanwhile, her brother Peter is building his criminal empire on the outside – running protection rackets, seedy nightclubs and all manner of schemes to make a fast buck. He soon comes to the attention of not only the police but also Manchester's rival gangs, and a turf war breaks out.

And when things start to get bloody, only Adele can step in to protect the family business. Will she get out in time to save Peter? After all, blood is thicker than water, and when family's in trouble you can't look the other way.

Head of Zeus, an Aria book * Crime Fiction
01 Mar 2018 * 320pp * £2.99 * 9781786692559
'Plenty of action throughout. An easy-read gangster novel with an appealing heroine'
Promoting Crime Fiction
'I absolutely LOVED [this] and I can't wait to read what comes next from Heather Burnside'
Amanda Oughton, NetGalley
'A fantastic tale of family ties and friendship deceit'
Gemma Deary, NetGalley
'A great read and I look forward to reading more of their troubled lives'
Diane Cunningham, NetGalley
'A cracking gritty read with a terrific cast of characters and a brilliant page-turning story'
Denise Parr, NetGalley
'I honestly couldn't put it down. Real page turner'
Tracy McKay, NetGalley
'A gripping crime thriller. It's very gritty and violent. Everything you would expect from a criminal underworld'
Dash Fan Book Reviews
'A gritty violent portrayal of the criminal world and the struggle for Adele to stay on the right side of the law'
Mary Thomas, NetGalley
'Looking forward to reading more from this author'
Cheeky Pee Reads and Reviews
'Absolutely brilliant ... It was hard to put down'
I h, NetGalley
'A good read. Heather has all the ingredients to be a terrific writer and I look forward to her future books'
Beccy West, NetGalley
Born Bad
Heather Burnside
Heather Burnside
Heather Burnside spent her teenage years on one of the toughest estates in Manchester and she draws heavily on this background as the setting for many of her novels. After taking a career break to raise two children Heather enrolled on a creative writing course. Heather now works full-time on her novels from her home in Manchester, which she shares with her two grown-up children.
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