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Summary

He's her son, but he's no good. How far will she go for him?

Not all sons make their mothers proud....

June Dawson has come a long way from her rough East End background. She now lives in a nice little cul-de-sac in Rainham with her ultra-respectable husband and a lovely social life. But her world collapses when daughter Debbie announces that she is pregnant by her low-life drug addict boyfriend, Billy McDaid. June feels as though she is being sucked back into the world of villains and thugs she thought she had escaped forever.

But worse is yet to come. The baby - doted on by his violent and feckless dad - grows into the child from hell. He is mean, sadistic and out of control. Suddenly the family is not just in crisis. It is in meltdown.

©2017 Kimberley Chambers (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

"This beautifully crafted, sharp, well-paced novel will keep you hooked until the very end. An outstanding tale of betrayal, violence and love. Buy it. Read it. You'll love it. I did." (Amanda Prowse)
"Kimberley Chambers is the queen of the gritty, low-life tale...a fast-paced, thrill-a-minute ride that takes you on all sorts of twists and turns." ( Bella)
"Easily as good as Martina Cole." ( News of the World)
"Brilliantly delivers a story of violence, treachery and family ties.... Easy to read and hard to put down." ( News of the World)
"A fast-paced tale with gritty authenticity." ( The Guardian)

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Another good read

Another good read from Kimberly. Now looking forward to the next one as I'm sure it will be just as good.

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Never fails !

As always the storyline is strong and the narration as close to perfection as I have experienced in listening to these books.

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Didn't enjoy this!

The storyline could have been good and started well. However, I found the characters unbelievable and unlikeable. Too much gratuitous bad language in my opinion and I found that I began to intensely dislike the mother of the child who was portrayed as "evil". In my view, he was thoroughly let down by all the adults in his young life and - although I finished the book - I was extremely annoyed by the way in which the adults got to live happily ever after. Perhaps that's what the author intended? In which case she succeeded!

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Great Book

Really enjoyed this book well worth a read as good as Martina Cole any day

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gripping

loved it finnished it in 2 days kept me gripped untill the end worth the listen

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born evil

An addictive story. This book just drags you in,it leaves you wanting to read the next chapter

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OK NOT GREAT

This book was a little disappointing for me. After reading the Mitchells and the O'Hara's I was expecting more. I was so disappointed with the end and felt the author just rushed to a conclusion. Annie Aldington was, as usual, great but maybe I am a little biased because I am a big fan. Hopefully Kimberley's other stand alone books will be more like that of her series.

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gripping read<br /><br />

Another great story by Kimberley chambers. This book doesn't disappoint from start to finish,I would recommend

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not bad

Not Kimberly's best, but entertaining nevertheless. Shame about the narrator s Scottish accent, really dreadful and was hard to keep focused on the sorry as it was so poor. Worth a punt though.

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