The Mark by Heather Burnside #BlogTour #Review @heatherbwriter @Aria_Fiction

The queen of urban crime is back with a shocking, brilliant new series – The Working Girls

When respected journalist, Maddy, goes to interview prostitutes in a rundown Manchester pub, she doesn’t reckon on attracting the attention of their ruthless pimp, Gilly. He quickly decides to use Maddy for his own gains; he just needs to work out how.

In the weeks that follow, Maddy is oblivious to Gilly’s growing obsession with her, particularly when she begins a romance with successful businessman, Aaron. Their passionate love affair starts to dominate her life, and she finds herself losing control and alienating the people around her.

As Maddy’s safe and successful life starts to crumble around her, she must quickly work out who has it in for her, before it’s too late…

Heather Burnside is back with this breath-taking, heart-racing new series, perfect for all fans of Kimberley Chambers and Martina Cole.

My Thoughts

Holly S**t I just fell up the stairs reading this! who said reading wasn’t a dangerous hobby?! This book had me totally gripped to the stage that I couldn’t put it down, just another chapter I kept telling myself. Well that went on from the start of the book to the finish!

Talk about addicted…..This is the second book that I have read by Heather Burnside and this story just got a whole lot better in comparison to the last one that I read. The Mark is the first book in the working girls series. A subject matter that you don’t read about very often. I have to say the author has handled it very well and brings us a tense, gripping, pulse racing read!

In this story we meet Maddy and follow two story lines which are woven together and become one explosive ending!….Absolutely freaking fantastic.

Maddy is a character that I felt sorry for as much has I liked her. I got to the stage where I wanted her to open her eyes and get with the programme. Even though I knew something wasn’t quite right with her relationship but I didn’t actually know what.

I loved every single page of this story each page left me wanting more. Heather is definitely on my list of TOP Gangland authors that are a must read.

I cannot praise this book enough giving it all the stars.

Heather Burnside grew up in Gorton, a working-class area of Manchester famed as the original location for the TV series, Shameless. She moved from Gorton to Longsight and spent her teenage years on one of the toughest estates in Manchester. 

During the 1990s the estate became the headquarters for one of Manchester’s predominant gangs. It regularly featured in the local press due to shootings and drug-related problems. Heather draws heavily on this background as the setting for many of her novels.

After taking a career break to raise two children Heather enrolled on a creative writing course. During that time she had many articles published in well-known magazines and went on to run a writing services business before focusing on her novels. 

Heather now works full-time on her novels from her home in Manchester which she shares with her two grown-up children.

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