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Summary

When you’re running the streets, loyalty is everything....

Gangs rule the streets of the rough Gallowburn Estate in Glasgow, but the deepest rivalry of all is between Jamie Gray and his friends, known as the Blood Brothers, and their enemies, the Lawsons. 

The two gangs clash frequently, but when a phone containing incriminating evidence disappears after a particularly brutal run-in, the stakes are higher than ever. 

Jamie’s mother Jackie is as hard as nails and is not going to let anyone hurt her boy - even if she has to roll up her sleeves and get stuck in. What she wants more than anything though, is to see Jamie turn his back on the street life. And when he meets spoilt rich-girl Allegra, who has a penchant for shoplifting, Jackie thinks she could be Jamie’s way out. 

But with the Lawsons closing in, and everyone taking sides, there is only one way out for Jamie, and to triumph he must take out his biggest enemy.... 

If you love Martina Cole, Kimberley Chambers, and Jessie Keane, you’ll love Heather Atkinson.

©2020 Heather Atkinson (P)2020 Boldwood Books

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GREAT STORY...GREAT NARRATION

My first book by this author and it won't be my last...loads of laugh out loud moments beautifully performed by Angus King

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Be prepared to get gripped by this book

I have been a huge fan of narrator Annie Aldington, and now; her equal - Angus King!
I listened to Blood Brothers as it was on offer in the 'included' section of my membership and have been gripped since. This story is full of twists, turns and humour let alone suspense.

I highly recommend this title to anyone who enjoys suspense .

Now I have just bought the second book in this series, Bad Blood - can't wait !!!

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Brilliant!!

Loved this story! I was struggling to find a new author…..I have now found her!

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Absolutely brilliant as always. 5*

I have read all these books and still loved listening to them. Heather Atkinson is by far my favourite author of all time. Lisa

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Exciting book

Was kept excited right through to the end great reader.lol forward to the next one.

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excellent Angus king exceptional

well written with plenty of unpredictable twists, Angus King does a fantastic job again

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brilliant

such a great story, kept you gripped and loved all the different Scottish phrases.

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Blood brothers

What a great listen, I liked the story and All the characters. The Scots accents added humour .

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It just feels wrong

I really couldn’g get in to this book. It all just felt wrong. it felt to me like somebody trying to write a book in a language she just didn’t understand. It felt alien to me like a social worker trying to write a book about gang crime. Even the narration sounded flat, like even he was not really enjoying the experience. The characters seemed as if they didn’t truly belong. I know a lot of people liked this book. I didn’t. Not at all.

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very entertaining

I enjoyed the book. Not so sure about the ending, but Angus King's narration was perfection

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This book is a delight.

Absolutely fantastic. Really loved this book with it's colourful characters, humour and whitty banter. The narrater was brilliant.

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  • Regina
  • 16-05-22

I Didn't Hate It

I downloaded this selection from the Plus Catalogue when I saw Angus King was the narrator. And he does an outstanding job. Listeners will be familiar with his work from the JD Kirk DCI Logan series (et al), also set in Scotland. But that is about all the books have in common.

This book had moments and potential but ultimately wasn't sure what it wanted to be. The first part was about class struggle and poverty and was mildly interesting. The rich, beautiful girlfriend is introduced to further highlight the disparity. Poor girl would rather be at the poverty ridden council home where love is abundant than in her estate house where her troubled, cold father is too controlling...Then it becomes a detective story with a decently developed story line. Although the decision to bring the cops in when said beauty goes missing, flies in the face of earlier protests of No Cops on the council stuff. And then the story ends with the silliest, yet predictable, wrap up ever.

Throughout the story, plot points are questionable. Wouldn't a character whose father is so controlling that he calls her randomly throughout the day and asks to speak to waiters and is know as corrupt and amoral, bribe therapists and bug rooms?

I think this is the first in a series so I expect that could explain the selective character development. For free, it was an easy distraction while I did yard work. I don't think I'll look for the others in the series, however.Maybe if they too show up in Plus...