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  1. Kat's Review of Blood Secrets (Flesh & Blood #4)

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    51eRw9tFQFL Synopsis: The past comes back to haunt her.
    Will it destroy her family?


    Only two people know what’s happened to the gold stolen in an underworld bullion heist. That’s East End gangster’s widow Babs Miller and her best friend Pearl. So when the gold vanishes from its hiding place that means there can only be two suspects. 

    Neither can believe they’ve been betrayed by the other. Neither wants a war. But honour, pride and tit for tat revenge drag them and their families towards a cliff edge of brutal gangland violence. 

    And as they try and stay alive, what other dirty secrets are going to be dug up while these two women duel to the death?

    Kat's Rating: 5/5

    Kat's Review: First off, if you haven't read the previous books you really do need to. I mean technically you don't but...well...why wouldn't you? I read the first three which was originally though of as a trilogy however by the end of book 3 it was imperitive that a book 4 was produced and thank goodness it was. 

    For those that want a general overview, these books feature an absolutely blinding family called the Millers. Babs Miller is the Mum and overall 'Head Honcho' of the family. As expected the family are a bunch of loveable crazy's with Tiff, Jen and Dee being the most mixed up bunch I have read about in a long while. If you do plan on reading the books in order maybe go away now and read no more because inevitably this review will contain spoliers. 

    So when we left the Millers in book 3 Babs was hiding a rather large stash of gold. The only other person who knows about the gold is Bab's friend Pearl. When the gold goes missing it seems both women blame the other as they were the only two people who knew where it was stashed. As you can imagine what follows is a nightmare for all concerned. We get to see appearances from all the girls, as well as Flo, and of course Kieran Scott. This element of the storyline was another part I loved as I had so many questions about this part of the story!

    I absolutely loved everything about this book and it answered so many questions I had at the end of book 3. It is of course littered with violence, family feuds and shenanigans a'plenty...just what you want in a book like this. It was an absolute pleasure to read and took me just two sittings to finish it off. If you haven't read these books, or in fact this author I really think you need to get yourselves over to Amazon pronto...I promise you will NOT be disappointed. I for one will be eagerly waiting to see what Dreda comes out with next and I will definitely be first in the queue to read it. An absolutely first class read!

  2. Kat's Review of Blood Daughter by Dreda Say Mitchell

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    DSM Blood Daughter Synopsis: 

    They say blood is thicker than water. 
    That's not going to stop it being spilled.

    Life hasn't been easy for the Miller family. Finally, mum Babs has had one bit of luck. She plans to share the profits with her daughters. She thought they'd be pleased...

    But money always causes trouble, especially when it's desperately needed. Jen wants to make a better life for her kids. Tiff owes a lot of bad men a lot of money. And Dee is worried that her husband is getting back into the criminal life.

    As the sisters fall out, a gold bullion heist brings more opportunities - and many more dangers. None of them are giving up without a fight...

    Kat's Rating: 5/5

  3. Kat's Review of Blood Mother by Dreda Say Mitchell (Flesh & Blood #2)

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    Synopsis: Book 2 in a trilogy following one family over forty years on an East London estate, BLOOD MOTHER goes back to the 70s to tell the next story in the Flesh and Blood series

    1970s London has stopped swinging, but it's not staying still. Babs thought she had all the world ahead of her. Then she got pregnant and the father did a runner. Salvation comes in the form of a man who'll look after her. Or so she thinks.

    But Stan Miller is the devil in disguise...and over the next twenty years, Babs will have reason to regret she ever met him. Can she protect her family - or will he get the better of her?

     Kat's Rating: 5/5

  4. Kat's Top Ten Books from 2016 - Crime, Thriller, Mystery

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    So once again it's that time (well a little bit late for me but better late than never) where I review the books I have read in this genre over the course of 2016 and try to pick my ten favourites. I absolutely refuse to list them in any order, I just select 10 of my absolute favourites. These are books I would highly recommend.

               

  5. Kat's Review of Blood Sister by Dreda Say-Mitchell (Flesh and Blood #1)

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    Synopsis: There are two ways out of Essex Lane Estate, better known as The Devil. You make good, or you turn bad.

    Jen Miller is determined not to make the same mistakes her mother did. She's waiting to find herself a good job and a decent man.

    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...

    The choices you make and the plans you have don't always turn out like you expect. Especially if you live on The Devil's Estate. When their paths cross with the unstoppable Dee - a woman with her own agenda - Jen and Tiff will learn that lesson the hard way.

    At least they can rely on each other.

    Kat's Rating: 5/5

  6. Kat's Review of Death Trap by Dreda Say Mitchell (Rio Wray #2)

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    Synopsis: Teenager Nikki Bell is the only witness to the brutal murder of two members of her family and their cleaner. She's lucky to be alive. But the murder isn't a one-off. It's part of a bigger, more violent attack planned on affluent families in the area - and now Nikki, as the only living witness, is a dangerous threat to the well-orchestrated scheme.

    As the net draws tighter around the killers, DI Rio Wray must do whatever it takes to keep Nikki alive. But when you're dealing with criminals, there's no line they won't cross... In a kill-or-be-killed-world, who will be first to pull the trigger?

  7. Kat’s Review of Snatched by Dreda Say Mitchell

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    Synopsis: Mac is back in this thrilling novella following Vendetta, available exclusively as a digital ebook. You'll find the same characters in Death Trap, the compulsive new novel from Dreda Say Mitchell, coming in October 2015.

    In a respectable Victorian terraced house, a young child is discovered behind a panelled wall in a bathroom. He has been hidden there by dangerous criminals.

    For DI John 'Mac' MacDonagh, the case opens up a raw wound from his past. The child's mother is the woman who seduced him and then double-crossed him. There's more: DNA tests reveal that the child's father is none other than Mac himself.

    This is Mac's chance to rescue his son and have the family he's so longed for. But will his desire for revenge blind him to the terrible danger surrounding them both?

  8. Kat's Review of Vendetta by Dreda Say Mitchell (Rio Wray #1)

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    My Rating: 4/5

    Synopsis: 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?