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Summary

A powerful, gritty novel set in the criminal underworld of Manchester from best-selling author Marnie Riches.

Manchester's criminal underworld is shaken to the core when gang leader Paddy O'Brien is found bleeding by the poolside of his sprawling Bramshott mansion. So begins a fierce battle for the South Side, with the leading Manchester gangsters taking the law into their own hands - even when they have to play dirty to win....

This is a brand-new crime series from the best-selling Marnie Riches - a fast-paced, gritty and darkly comic novel that brings the grime of Manchester to life.

©2017 Marnie Riches (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

Praise for Marnie Riches' previous series:
"Fast, furious, fantastic.... One killer thriller!" (Mark Edwards)
"A strong, edgy debut that deserves to do well." (Clare Mackintosh)
"Raw, brutal and utterly compelling. Riches is an explosive new talent." (David Mark)
"Marnie Riches arrives with a fully formed narrative skill that suggests decades of experience; she's created a wonderfully idiosyncratic heroine, prone to bad judgement, and placed her in an artfully constructed novel that even incorporates cogent discussions of sexuality and gender. Ms Riches is clearly a name to watch!" (Barry Forshaw, author of Euro Noir and The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction)

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Gripping from the start to the end.

The book was gripping from the start to the end.
I bought the Audible version as my eyes are not what they used to be. I came across this author by accident.
I am really glad that I did as it's a fantastic book.
Martina Cole is my favourite lady author,followed
by Jessie Keane,Mandasue Heller,Roberta Kray,
Lynda La Plant and a few more author in m
Another great thing for me was where the book
was set "Manchester."I can visulise the area in
my head and I can relate too the area.
I love reading / listening to books which are set in
English cities especially,Manchester,Liverpool,and London.
I will definitely be getting more books by this author.
I will definitely be adding "Marnie Riches" to my favourite ladies authors.
I really hope that there is sequel to "Born Bad."
Fingers crossed.☺
Credit to the author "Marnie Riches" for an outstanding book.
Thank you "Marnie Riches" for a well written book.
Full of great characters,the good the bad and the ugly,with lots of action,twists and turns throughout the book.

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Exciting stuff

Found the story and the pace of the book interesting and exciting. The performance
added to the story and brought me right into the Manchester party scene. some of the characters were a little clichéd though.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful