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Respect by Mandasue Heller
  

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The gritty Manchester-based tale of neglected children left to fend for themselves when their mother decamps to Spain. The lad (10) falls in with bad company; the girl (14) gets a job doing surveillance work for a private detective. She sees something she shouldn’t and life suddenly gets dangerous. This is very much Martina Cole territory with a good insight into the ‘sink estates’, street violence and teenage gang culture. Tense and sadly realistic, it is certainly page-turning stuff.

If you like Mandasue Heller you might also like to read books by Lynda La Plante, Sheila Quigley and Kimberley Chambers.

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Synopsis

Respect by Mandasue Heller

Chantelle has everything going against her. She's a good student who only wants to pass her exams and find a way out of the sink estate in Manchester where she grew up. But now her feckless mother has taken off for Spain with her latest boyfriend and she's single-handedly raising her tearaway nine-year-old brother Leon. She thinks her worst problem is the debt collectors at the door. But Leon has made some new friends: teenage gang members who have given him a mobile phone, a knife - and some drugs to hide in her flat. A part-time job seems to be the answer to Chantelle's prayers. But the violence is about to come home to her - with a vengeance. And the only person who's offering any help seems to be just as bad as the people she's trying to escape from ...

About the Author

Mandasue Heller

Mandasue Heller was born in Cheshire and moved to Manchester in 1982. She spent ten years living in the notorious Hulme Cresecents 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.

Photograph © Niall McDiarmid

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Publication date

17th July 2014

Author

Mandasue Heller

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Publisher

Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
368 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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Thriller / suspense
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ISBN

9781444769500

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