As a HUGE fan of Mel Comley's books, I have read almost every book by this author. I couldn't wiat to get started on this, the newest series which features DI Miranda Carr and partner Sergeant Johnny Tomlin, along with chief Caroline Gordon.
Anneka Morton has vanished from home and all that remains of her is a pool of blood in the bathroom.Her husband contacts the police. Where Miranda can not decide if she should have him as a suspect or not. He is certainly not liked by his in-laws, but Why?
The investigation soon takes off and Miranda and Caroline end up going to Portugal to pursue the investigation. Was this the right thing to do, or have they just wasted valuable time in the investigation.
As with all Mels books, this is another fantastic start to another series. Keep going Mel, and please never run out of idea's.
If this book is going to be like any of Mel's others then we just know that the series is going to be fantastic. I think the characters are likeable and realistic, and soon found myself enjoying this book almost as much as some of the Lorne books.
Blood makes you related. Loyalty makes you family.
In the underbelly of Soho’s organised crime ring, everyone knows that retired boxer Harry Woods is not one to mess with. And that goes double for his family.
Harry has it all: the big house, the flashy cars, and an abundance of wealth. As much as money talks in his world, Harry knows deep down the only thing that really counts is family. Haunted by the sudden death of his wife, he’ll do anything to protect his children, but truth is a heavy burden and hidden secrets can unravel even the strongest of bonds...
Without loyalty, family are bound together only by blood. Bad blood.
Wow and wow again... Another book to go into my top ten Favorites of 2014.
I have to say I was absolutly Buzzing when I recieved an early release copy of this book. I couldn't wait to start it.
I have Recently read (Listened to) Caseys Rise and fall and Heartless on Audible. And listening to them was just as good if not better as reading them.
This author really knows how to write a bloody good book.
From the very beginning of this book I was gripped.
Bad blood is based around Harry Woods. A well know face and ex boxer, his family and his main man Raymond, He has 2 Daughters and 2 son's and I think everyone of his kid's are different in their own way. Some likeable and some not so. And I always find if i start really disliking or liking one of the characters then it just goes to show how good the author has done dragging you into their lives.
Harry's children are his life, we have one at boarding school, one totally out of control, one who wants back into the family after walking away from them, and one who wants out of the family to go legit. What a family combination that is.
I'm not going into the story line as I don't think I could do it without giving to much away and I wouldn't want to spoil it for anyone.
This book was so well written its frightening where some of these idea's must come from. And Casey is well up there with other authors in this genre. The book just come together so bloody well. I was left speachless at the end of this book.. This really is a must read.
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Born in Cuckfield, West Sussex, Casey Kelleher grew up as an avid reader and a huge fan of author Martina Cole. Whilst working as a beauty therapist and bringing up her three children together with her fiancé, Casey penned her debut novel Rotten to the Core. Its success meant that she could give up her day job and concentrate on writing full time. She has since published Rise and Fall, Heartless and her latest release, Bad Blood.
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Being a big fan of the TV show Scott and Bailey and having just watched the latest series, I was really looking forward to reading this book.. I have really enjoyed it.
It makes such a difference all ready having the characters images in your mind when you start the book.
I have to say I think Racheal, Janet and Gill create 3 fab characters that really work well together.
Another hit for me this book. And I look forward to reading more from this author.
Cath Staincliffe is a best selling, award winning novelist, radio playwright and the creator of ITV's hit series, Blue Murder, starring Caroline Quentin as DCI Janine Lewis. Cath's books have been short-listed for the British Crime Writers Association best first novel award and for the Dagger in the Library and selected as Le Masque de l'Année. In 2012 Cath won the CWA Short Story Dagger for Laptop, sharing the prize with Margaret Murphy with her story The Message. Both stories featured in Best Eaten Cold, a Murder Squad anthology. Cath was shortlisted again with Night Nurse in 2014. Cath's Sal Kilkenny private eye series features a single-parent sleuth working the mean streets of Manchester. Trio, a stand-alone novel moved away from crime to explore adoption and growing up in the 1960s, inspired by Cath's own experience. Cath's latest stand alone book, Letters To My Daughter's Killer, exposes the aftermath of violent crime for an ordinary family and explores fundamental questions of crime and punishment and whether it is possible to forgive. Letters To My Daughter's Killer was selected for Specsavers Crime Thriller Book Club in 2014 and featured on ITV3s Crime Thriller Club. Ruthless is Cath's third novel based on the popular Scott & Bailey UK TV series. Cath is one of the founding members of Murder Squad - a group of Northern crime writers who give readings, talks and signings around the country. Cath was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, UK and now lives in Manchester, Lancashire with her family. You can follow her on Twitter, @CathStaincliffe, which she does when she should be busy writing!
I have just re read this book via audible. It was just as good if not better the 2nd time around. And listening to it was fantastic. Having my own little story teller with me whilst out and about. I'm new to listening to audio books and so far have only listened to books I have previously read.
The story in this book, just draw's you in right from the start. I was wondering at one point, how it was all going to come together, but it did and its was brilliantly done.
Casey Kelleher has written another superb exciting book that really is UNPUTDOWNABLE.
It's a long time since all i could think about was picking up my kindle to read just a little bit more... This is by far one the best books i've read this year.. and if i could give 6 stars i would ...A brilliant book which I would highly recommend
Free from prison... but still trapped in a nightmare...
Having been locked up for a murder that she didn't commit, Sophia O'Hagan is now determined to take back what's hers.
Sophia has been robbed of eight years of her life: a life that she should have spent with her beloved Tommy.
Now, Tommy has gone and Sophia's family has been torn apart. She knows that she will never know true freedom until she confronts the painful ghosts of her past.
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I don’t normally read books in this genre, So for me this was not just a step but a giant leap out of my comfort zone.
I can safely say I will be reading more books like this, and look forward to reading more from this author.
Set in the Worthing area in the 1940's this really struck home how times have changed. Especially when someone had to run to the phone box to phone the police. We take so much for granted today.
3 Married ladies are about to find out just how much they have in common, and how kindness can bring them together. How to overcome hardship and carry on with life.
A gripping read, full of surprises and I wanted to just sit reading it until I finished.
A dramatic read from Sunday Times bestseller, Pam Weaver, filled with bigamy, scandal and friendships which bring hope in the darkness. The perfect read for fans of Katie Flynn and Maureen Lee.
July 1948. As Britain recovers from WWII, Annie Royal is looking to the future. Recently married to Henry, and with a baby on the way, she and her new husband are happily settled in the seaside town of Worthing.
But a knock at the door brings Annie’s world crashing down. On her doorstep stands Sarah and her two young children. As they talk, Sarah reveals that she is Henry’s wife – and she has been searching for him since he walked out on their family a year ago.
Struggling to believe what she’s hearing, Annie is forced to accept the truth when Henry is arrested for bigamy. Alone, with no one to support her, and with the baby due to arrive imminently, Annie must look to the most unlikely of places to find support in her darkest hour…
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