Blood Ties by Heather Atkinson

4 Stars from me

I am so glad to have joined this blog tour as I loved Heather Atkinson’s writing style and thoroughly enjoyed following the exploits of Toni McVay, Jamie Gray and the ‘blood brothers’ in this properly gritty gangland thriller.

Jamie in particular was a superb character and the human elements from his backstory brought a clever sense of jeopardy to the already tense storyline. There were little touches of humour too which – although unexpected in such a brutal tale – I very much liked.

I really enjoyed Blood Ties and look forward to picking up some of Heather Atkinson’s extensive back catalogue read in the future.

My thanks to @HeatherAtkinso1 @BoldwoodBooks @rararesources for letting me be a part of this #BlogTour #BookReview #BloodTies #HeatherAtkinson

Blurb: The Queen of Glasgow, Toni McVay, is no ordinary crime boss.

For one thing, she likes to discipline disappointing employees by scooping out their eyeballs and keeping them as souvenirs. Jamie Gray and his gang the Blood Brothers are happy to do her dirty work in return for lessons in the ways of the local underworld, but are in no doubt that they need to keep Toni sweet to keep themselves safe.

Rival families The Gordons and The Thompsons are ready for a turf war, keen to take over the lucrative Gallowburn estate, and weaken Toni’s grip on the city. But can the old enemies really trust each other enough to join forces? And will their assumption that the Blood Brothers are the weak link in the McVay empire, prove to be their greatest mistake?

Meanwhile Jamie’s past refuses to stay hidden, and as his biggest secret looks set to be revealed with explosive consequences, Jamie faces the battle of his life. To keep his family safe, to keep his friends safe, to keep himself safe, and to keep the woman he loves alive.

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Heather Atkinson is the author of over fifty books – predominantly in the crime fiction genre. Although Lancashire born and bred she now lives with her family, including twin teenage daughters, on the beautiful west coast of Scotland.

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