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Tainted Lives: A gritty page-turner that will have you hooked

Mandasue Heller

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Fiction, Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense

Three abandoned children grow up to face even worse as adults, in the exhilarating new thriller from Mandasue Heller.

Sarah Mullen is a beautiful child who at seven years old is put into care by her drug-addicted mother. Trying to live with the rejection is bad enough, but no one could have prepared her for the pain that was yet to come.

Harry Shaw is the boy that everyone bullies, the kid whose own mother locked him in a cupboard so she wouldn't have to look at his face, and then left him there.

When he meets Sarah for the first time, a friendship is instantly forged. And out of a desire to be loved an alliance is born.

Then into their lives comes Vinnie Walker, a good-looking and calculating thirteen-year-old who will change both their lives forever.

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Praise for Tainted Lives: A gritty page-turner that will have you hooked

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

  • A cracking page-turner - Manchester Evening News on Forget Me Not

  • Powerful writing - Scotland on Sunday on Forget Me Not

  • Alarming and beguiling - The Scotsman on The Front

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Mandasue Heller

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