A fast-paced, race-against-time thriller. Dreda is the female equivalent of Simon Kernick and Stephen Leather.
'Breathless from the first word and thrilling to the last' Lee Child
Two murders. Two different crime scenes. One killer?
Mac wakes in a smashed-up hotel room with no recollection of what has happened. With his lover's corpse in the bathroom and the evidence suggesting that he killed her, Mac is on a mission to uncover the truth and find the real killer.
But he's in a race against time with less than a day to unravel the mystery. Still reeling from a personal tragedy Mac isn't afraid of pain. Hot on his heels is tenacious Detective Inspector Rio Wray. Double-crossed and in the line of fire, Mac has to swim through a sea of lies to get to the truth.
But only Mac knows he's been living a double life. Can he be sure he doesn't have the blood of a dead woman on his hands?
Born and bred in the East End of London, Dreda Say Mitchell has seen it all from the inside. After a string of jobs as a waitress, chambermaid and catering assistant she realised her dream of becoming a teacher. During this time she saw a new generation of East Enders grappling with the same problems she had but in an even more violent and unforgiving world. Dreda's books are inspired by the gritty, tough and criminal world she grew up in. She still lives in London's East End. In 2016, she became a Reading Ambassador for the Reading Agency to promote literacy and libraries.
Breathless from the first word and thrilling to the last — Lee Child
Wonderful vivid writing and a truly original voice. — Peter James
Dreda Say Mitchell is right up there at the forefront of British crime fiction — Simon Kernick
'A terrific murder mystery full of twists and turns... here is a writer who knows how to keep you gripped. Fast and furious with all the right ingredients we have drama, suspense, love, betrayal, misunderstanding, false accusations, running from the law and the villains, undercover investigations, sex, identical twins, Eastern European criminals, all peppered with more violence and murder. Wow.' — Sarah Broadhurst, LoveReading.co.uk
'Right from the first page I loved this book.. This book is certainly going to be in my top 10 read of 2014. Just brilliant' — ilovereading
'Spanning less than twenty-four hours, this is one of those spellbinding thrillers that literally sucks you in immediately... What Say Mitchell does so marvellously is to give her characters depth amongst the pulsating drama... By the end of the book I was physically exhausted. Vendetta is a fantastic thriller. I suggest you strap in as you are in for a very bumpy and exhilarating ride!' — CrimeSquad.com
'Vendetta has one of the best openings I have read in some time... From there on in the action and the questions come thick and fast... the tension increases and your ability to put the book down will disappear. It's a cracking read with genuinely believable characters from troubled Mac, to feisty DI Rio Wray and to those he works for on both sides of his life. There's plenty of legs in these guys too so I'm looking forward to hearing more...' — Life of Crime
'Dreda is the female Simon Kernick in my eyes... The book starts as it means to go on. A thriller cannot start slow, and this was action-packed from the word go... Dreda has played a blinder here with twists I just didn't see coming... Highly recommended' — Book Addict Shaun
'An extremely well written fast-moving chase thriller, violent yet at the same time intelligently confronting the issues of loyalties and betrayals inevitably raised by undercover activities. Mitchell improves with every book' — The Times
'With this fast-paced, gritty and relentlessly violent expedition into the shadowy world of an undercover operative, Mitchell proves that she can go head-to-head with the best of her male peers in tough-guy action fiction.' — Irish Independent
'VENDETTA IS MAGNIFICENT! ... I tore through it and grudged any time that I had to tear myself away from Mac's world.' — Grab This Book
The pace of this relentlessly exciting thriller never falters... Full of guns, explosions, car chases and a terrific twist - it's fast, exciting fun — Sunday Mirror
Vendetta's greatest strength is its fast paced narrative... I'm sure Vendetta will also appeal to fans of Child's Jack Reacher books — Crimepieces.com