Family is not always a place of safety.
Kathleen was just eight years old when her mother was tragically killed in a car accident. And when her father remarries it is to the bitter and resentful Irene who has two children of her own and no space in her heart for another. Irene goes out of her way to make Kathleen's life as miserable as possible and will stop at nothing to get her out of their lives…
When Kathleen is sixteen, a shocking incident rocks the family, and life takes a darker turn.
Among this darkness, Kathleen finds a glimmer of hope in an older man, but Irene is ruthless in her mission to destroy her.
Can Kathleen find happiness or is she destined for tragedy?
Having just realised this was book 4, I went to double check that I was up to date with the series. Somehow i've managed to miss out book 3, but I can't see it being an issue, I feel these seem ok to be read out of order. That said, I need to read the last book to satisfy my mind. I hate reading out of order.
It also seems that these books have all had a revamp. New covers and new titles. I have to admit I love the covers now, they have a great look to them.
In this book we have a mixture of love and hate, a story of growing up and starting out a new life, learning of how to grow and understand.
Kathleen has lived with her father and evil stepmother in their home, a pub which the family run. Now at 17 Kathleen is learning just how evil her stepmother is and learning to adjust.
Finding love takes Kathleen on a whole new journey, and watching her grow into the woman she has become was interesting.
This was an easy to follow read, enjoyable. I look forward to reading more by this author.
The new covers and titles do the books more justice than the old. I just feel this book could have had so much more 'grit' thrown into it, to make it an exceptional read.
It's disappointing to see a lot of 1 star reviews for this book, it seems most of them are because the books were individually written in 3 parts to start with, so you could buy them in parts or as a full book. People not realising this then leave 1 star reviews which doesn't really reflect on the book itself.
Tales of the Notorious Hudson Family
1. Our Vinnie (2014) Now. In Cold Blood
2. My Uncle Charlie (2014) Now, Blood Line
3. My Mam Shirley (2014) Now, Closer Than Blood
4. Blood Ties (2016)
5. Bad Blood (2016)
6. Blood Sisters (2017)
7. Hidden Sin (2018)
I hope I have these right. lol
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