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A gritty thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Run, Mandasue Heller.

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ISBN 9781447288404
Barcode 9781447288404
Published 4 April 2019 by Pan Macmillan
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Heller, Mandasue
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ISBN-13 9781447288404
ISBN-10 1447288408
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan
Publication Date 4 April 2019
International Publication Date 21 March 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Heller, Mandasue
Category Modern Fiction
Adventure / Thriller
Crime & Mystery Fiction
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 241mm
Spine: 38mm
Weight 634g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Library of Congress Crime, Urban, Crime & Mystery, Modern & Contemporary Fiction Post C 1945
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 928959

Description of this Book

Frank Peters' peaceful life on his farm in the isolated Yorkshire Moors comes to an abrupt end when his beloved wife, Maureen, dies. Depressed when his daughter emigrates to Australia two weeks after the funeral, and that his son rarely visits or calls, Frank believes he is destined for a bleak and lonely future. Then one night, disturbed by a noise at the back of the house, he finds a badly injured young woman called Irena, and he's shocked when she reveals that she was brought into the country by a man who then imprisoned her and forced her into prostitution. Frank offers her a bed for the night, but it's the middle of winter, and when heavy snowfall prevents her from leaving the next day, he's forced to extend the invitation - which causes problems with his daughter who, when she finds out, accuses him of betraying her mother. With his daughter not talking to him, Frank is horrified when, during a storm one night, he agrees to sleep in Irena's bed and wakes to find himself on the verge of having sex with her. Wracked with guilt, because he had been dreaming that he was with his wife, Frank is sure that Irena is just being kind when she confesses that she is developing feelings for him. But as time goes on, and he finds himself becoming increasingly attracted to her, he's forced to make a choice between the past and the future . . . Brutal, is a gritty crime novel by the bestselling author Mandasue Heller.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Heller doesn't mince words, her gritty plots create a Manchester underworld to rival Martina Cole's raw and rough East End * Peterborough Evening Telegraph *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

From the back streets of Manchester to the nightclubs and penthouses of the beautiful people, Mandasue Heller, author of the top ten bestseller Run, knows the world she writes. Born in Warrington, she moved to Manchester in the 1980s, where she found the inspiration for her novels. She spent ten years living in the infamous Hulme Crescents and was a professional singer for many years before turning her hand to writing. She has three children and three grandchildren, and still writes and records songs with her musician partner, Wingrove, between books.

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