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Summary

Two ten-year-old twin sisters are murdered outside their school. But they aren't just anyone's kids, they are gangster Stanley Lewis' daughters. When a rival gangster is arrested Stanley vows to take revenge. But his dad, feared villain Kenny Lewis, thinks there's more going on. So he contacts the one group of people who he trusts to help him find the truth...

©2011 Dreda Say Mitchell (P)2012 W F Howes

Critic reviews

‘'The novel's complex plot shoots along at a terrific rate, gathering momentum. But what puts flesh on the bones and raises Mitchell's writing above the run of gangland thrillers is its psychological level" ( Independent)
"Mitchell outguns Martina Cole for pure, shocking East End gangster grit." ( Mirror)

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Interesting story, badly written

It was an interesting story with plenty of suspense. The characters were engaging, up-to a point. I really wanted to know what would happen and so I kept listening to the end. Maybe it's just a generation thing, but the way it was written really annoyed me. Too much street vernacular and the whole book really had neither depth nor subtlety.

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complex, violent eastenders!

well if i go to the Old Kent Road.... the book was read well, the story reminded me of that programe on the telly with lots of gore and gangsters

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On the whole a good read

Where does Hit Girls rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

On first listening to this, I had reservations as to whether I would like it. It's not my usual read but as the story progressed I found myself being lulled into the world of Jackie Jarvis, plenty of suspense and characters with enough depth to keep me interested.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

My only problem was that I wished I had read the previous books to this one as there were references to back story.

What does Adjoa Andoh bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The story is well read and gives the book the atmosphere required for a good listen.

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good read or listen to

I'm from the East end and have heard of hospital called the Ozzy thought that was a Scouser expression may be wrong , overall good listen will try the previous one.

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  • Anne
  • Oldham, United Kingdom
  • 29-03-17

great plot

I really enjoy this author and after listening to Blood Sisters and Blood Mothers I looked forward to Hit Girls and was not disappionted. Set in the world of modern gangsters the story has many twists and turns and lots of strong female chatacters. I would love to see this turned into a tv series.