After being cheated on by her ex, Leanne Riley is trying her hardest to get her life back on track, which isn't easy without a job and living in a bedsit surrounded by a junkie and a mad woman. On a night out with her best friend she meets Jake, a face from her past who has chang... read full description below.
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||Crime, Thriller & Adventure
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After being cheated on by her ex, Leanne Riley is trying her hardest to get her life back on track, which isn't easy without a job and living in a bedsit surrounded by a junkie and a mad woman. On a night out with her best friend she meets Jake, a face from her past who has changed beyond all recognition. Jake is charming, handsome and loaded, a far cry from the gawky teenager he used to be. Weary of men, Leanne isn't easy to please, but Jake tries his best to break through the wall she's built around herself. But good looks and money can hide a multitude of sins. Is that good-looking face just a mask? And what's more, what will it take to make it slip, and who will die in the process ...?
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||'One of the bad girls of gritty crime, Heller has written a blinder.' -- Daily Mirror
Born in Warrington, Mandasue Heller spent many of her childhood years performing in am-dram productions, appearing in plays and pantomimes, and singing in an Old Tyme Music Hall troupe. This love of the stage carried through to adulthood, and at 18 she began to tour working men's clubs with her country & western band, Missouri Sunshine. She joined Equity during that time, and regularly appeared in such shows as Coronation Street, Brookside, Albion Market, Watching, Boys From The Blackstuff, etc. After moving to Manchester in the early 80's, she immersed herself in the underground music scene, fronting an original rock band, and session-singing for various blues, soul, and jazz bands. Forced by illness to temporarily quit singing in the 90's, she turned her hand to writing, using the notorious Hulme Crescents, where she had spent her first 10 years in Manchester, as the backdrop. Her first written piece concerned a real-life incident, when a man had broken into her house in the early hours and attacked her as she lay sleeping with her 10 week old son in her arms. He hit her on the head with a claw-hammer, fracturing her skull and leaving a 5 gash. But it was the psychological after-effects that affected her most deeply, and she hoped that writing about it would exorcise the hold it still had over her. The finished piece was too personal for anybody else to read, but she had enjoyed the process of writing, so decided to try her hand at fiction instead - and her first book, The Front, was snapped up by Hodder & Stoughton. She has written 13 books since then, and is currently working on the 14th. Mother to 3 grown children, and grandmother of 3, Mandasue still lives in Manchester, and spends her time between books and family commitments locked away in the studio, writing and recording music albums with her producer/musician partner, Wingrove Ward. Colleen Prendergast is a RADA-trained actress with 20 years of experience. In addition to keeping busy with voiceovers and audiobooks, Colleen is known for her video game work, including Venetica (2009), Tropico 5 (2014) and Memento Mori (2008). She also writes and directs, and regularly performed impressions and accents for BBC Radio 4's What the Papers Say. Audible is a seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information, and educational programming on the Internet.