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    • ISBN:9781848942998
    • Publication date:03 Sep 2009

The Game

A hard-hitting thriller that will have you hooked

By Mandasue Heller

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A gritty tale of hard time, hard men and hard drugs for fans of Martina Cole.

A gritty tale of hard time, hard men and hard drugs for fans of Martina Cole, Dreda Say Mitchell and Kerry Barnes.

When Mary's mother throws her out, the sassy teenager soon learns how tough life can be. Her new friend Lynne is older, more sophisticated. She has a taste for cocaine and isn't above walking the streets for extra cash to pay for it.

Mary sticks to a straighter path, until the night Lynne brings Ali and Raiz back to their flat. The women don't know that their sexy new friends are small-time criminals, desperate for alibis for a drug-dealer's murder.

All too soon, Mary is in more trouble than she can handle. Can her old friend Jane's risky scheme save Mary? Or has her fate been sealed by falling for the wrong man?

Biographical Notes

Mandasue was born in Cheshire and moved to Manchester in 1982. She spent ten years living in the notorious Hulme Crescents which have since become the background to her novels.
Not only is she a talented writer, but she has also sung in cabaret and rock groups, seventies soul cover bands and blues jam bands.

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  • ISBN: 9780340735077
  • Publication date: 18 Jul 2005
  • Page count: 432
  • Imprint: Hodder Paperbacks
'Mandasue has played a real blinder with this fantastic novel.' Martina Cole on FORGET ME NOT — Martina Cole on Forget Me Not
Cracking page-turner ... a gritty compassionate account of life on the margins. — Manchester Evening News on FORGET ME NOT
Gripping ... powerful writing. — Scotland on Sunday on FORGET ME NOT
Alarming and beguiling ... curiously exhilarating. — Scotsman on THE FRONT
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