Dark, gritty and unputdownable (Flesh and Blood Series Book One)
By Dreda Say Mitchell
In a man's world, it's the women you have to watch. The start of a thrilling new series for fans of Jessie Keane and Mandasue Heller.
'This is a first book in another series by this author and it starts off with a BANG.' Goodreads reviewer
Book 1 in the FLESH AND BLOOD series, BLOOD SISTER is a gripping drama following one East London family over forty years. Perfect for fans of Kerry Barnes, Kimberley Chambers and Martina Cole.
Welcome to Essex Lane Estate - or, as it's better known by its residents, The Devil. There are two ways out: you either make good, or you turn bad.
Jen Miller is determined not to repeat the same mistakes her mother did. She's waiting to find herself a good job and a decent man. In contrast, her younger sister Tiff is running errands for a gangster and looking for any opportunity for fun and profit. But she might just be in over her head...
As the sisters cross paths with the unstoppable Dee - a woman with her own agenda - both Tiff and Jess learn that the plans you make often have a way of going wrong. Especially if you live on The Devil's Estate.
But, at least they can rely on each other...
Praise for Blood Sister
'A gripping and thrilling read by a wonderful lady and fab author' Kimberley Chambers
'A terrific tale, well told and totally gripping' Susan Wilkins, author of The Informant
'Dialogue is Mitchell's forte, and here it fizzes and crackles as the trio's fortunes rise and fall' The Sunday Times
'From the opening chapters I found myself totally engrossed, Dreda Say Mitchell has a way of writing that brings the story to life, her characters were an intriguing bunch and very credible' Goodreads reviewer
Discover the FLESH AND BLOOD series:
Book 1: Blood Sister
Book 2: Blood Mother
Book 3: Blood Daughter
Book 4: Blood Secrets
One False Move (Quick Read novella)
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.
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11 Aug 2016
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A gripping and thrilling read by a wonderful lady and fab author — Kimberley Chambers
Dialogue is Mitchell's forte, and here it fizzes and crackles as the trio's fortunes rise and fall — The Sunday Times
This is strong and provocative writing...nails the psychology of her characters freighting in layers that propel the book out of its crowded genre into the realms of something more thought-provoking and complex. Roll on book two — Barry Forshaw, I Paper
A terrific tale, well told and totally gripping — Susan Wilkins, author of The Informant
Fast, riveting and moving. Will be great to see what skullduggery some of these characters get up to next time round — Anna Smith, author of Rough Cut
Fast paced and full of twists and turns — Crime Scene Magazine