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The Charmer: Danger lurks in the smoothest talker

Mandasue Heller

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

Manchester's criminal underworld is brought shockingly to life by the bestselling author of THE CLUB.

Maria Price is a survivor of the care system who thought she would never have a family or security again. She's just inherited a house and a bank account. Joel Parry - good-looking, charming and a wonderful lover - seems to know everyone who is anyone in Manchester. Joel just happens to need a place to stay. Before long he's moved into Maria's house and is helping her to spend her money. But Joel isn't what he seems to be. He's deep in the drug scene, and his terrifying past is about to catch up with him - and the naive girl who trusts him . . .

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Praise for The Charmer: Danger lurks in the smoothest talker

  • 'Mandasue Heller writes with a hard-hitting authenticity and her dialogue is absolutely spot on in this page-turning tale that readers will find ideal for the train, ship, plane or beach.' - Radlett Life

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

  • Cracking page-turner . . . a gritty compassionate account of life on the margins. - Manchester Evening News on FORGET ME NOT

  • Gripping . . . powerful writing. - Scotland on Sunday on FORGET ME NOT

  • Alarming and beguiling . . . curiously exhilarating. - 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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