Book review

Blog Tour #bookreview Born Bad by Heather Burnside @Aria_Fiction

Hello lovely readers hope you doing well. Today’s book review is a #crimefiction story by a new to me author. I wasn’t blown away by the story but maybe you might like it, so Happy Reading and discovering.


Title – Born Bad

Author – Heather Burnside

Publisher – Aria Fiction

Rating 3/5

Set in – Manchester, UK


Book 1 in this gritty Manchester crime trilogy.

When your enemies get close, family loyalty is all you can trust. Brother and sister Peter and Adele Robinson never stood a chance.

Dragged up by an alcoholic, violent father, and a weak, beaten mother, their childhood in Manchester only prepared them for a life of crime and struggle. But Adele is determined to break the mould. She studies hard at school and, inspired by her beloved grandmother Joyce, she finally makes a successful life for herself on her own.

Peter is not so lucky. Getting more and more immersed in the murky world of crime and gangs, his close bonds with Adele gradually loosen until they look set to break altogether.

But old habits die hard, and one devastating night, Adele is forced to confront her violent past. Dragged back into her worst nightmares, there’s only one person she can turn to when her life is on the line – her brother Peter.

After all, blood is thicker than water…

My thoughts

The story is about how a brother and sister, born to working class, living in council estate, parents turn to crime in life. The story is what’s been done and dusted in fiction. It will mostly be more or less the same for many storylines. It is well written no doubt however nothing new plot wise. So, I would give this series a miss as it’s just not for me.

About the Author

Heather Burnside spent her teenage years on one of the toughest estates in Manchester and she draws heavily on this background as the setting for many of her novels. After taking a career break to raise two children Heather enrolled on a creative writing course. Heather now works full-time on her novels from her home in Manchester, which she shares with her two grown-up children.

Reviewed by Bharti

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