I’m so happy to be taking part in the tour for Born Bad by Heather Burnside. Thank you so much to Vicky at Head of Zeus for sending me a copy of this book in return for an honest review.
Brother and sister, Peter and Adele Robinson, never stood a chance. Dragged up by an alcoholic, violent father, and a weak, beaten mother, their childhood in Manchester only prepared them for a life of crime and struggle. But Adele is determined to break the mould.
She studies hard at school and, inspired by her beloved grandmother, she finally makes a successful life for herself on her own.
Peter is not so lucky. Getting more and more immersed in the murky world of crime and gangs, his close bonds with Adele gradually loosen until they look set to break altogether. But old habits die hard, and one devastating night, Adele is forced to confront her violent past. Dragged back into her worst nightmares, there’s only one person she can turn to when her life is on the line – her brother.
Afterall, blood is thicker than water …
This is my first introduction to Heather Burnside’s books and based on Born Bad, it won’t be my last. With characters that are realistic and very believable, it wasn’t a hard book to become engrossed in. It’s a very easy read!
The book description above is plenty of the story to give away as I think sometimes reviews can give a little too much away on certain books and I don’t want to do that with Born Bad.
What I will say is it’s a dark and gritty read – the storyline makes you want to keep turning those pages. I finished the book in a little over a day (in a very busy week!) so that tells you all you need to know, I think.
This is Book 1 of a trilogy, which is good news in my opinion. When you finish this book, you’ll wish you had Book 2 right there ready to go my advice is to go in prepared!
Now, straight onto Book 2 for me … !
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!