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Respect: A raw, gritty drama you won't put down

Mandasue Heller

4 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Crime & mystery

Mandasue Heller's new heroine is a fifteen-year-old Manchester girl who is both brave and

determined to do the right thing - but that may not be enough to save her from a lethal cocktail of violence. From the author praised by Martina Cole and Jeffery Deaver.

'One of the bad girls of gritty crime' Daily Mirror

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 . . .

'A cracking read that will chill you to the bone' Sun on Two-Faced

'Mandasue has played a real blinder with this fantastic novel' Martina Cole on Forget-Me-Not

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Praise for Respect: A raw, gritty drama you won't put down

  • LOST ANGEL is a shining example of the rule that the best crime fiction isn't just about crime; it's also about family, relationships, love . . . and hate. From The Godfather to The Sopranos, these are the stories that grip us most intensely. And Heller is at the top of her game with this one--it's captivating from first page to last. - Jeffery Deaver on LOST ANGEL

  • Mandasue has played a real blinder with this fantastic novel. - Martina Cole on FORGET ME NOT

  • A cracking read that will chill you to the bone. - Sun on TWO-FACED

  • One of the bad girls of gritty crime, Heller has written a blinder. - Daily Mirror on TWO-FACED

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Mandasue Heller

Mandasue 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.

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