Kimberley Chambers

Tainted Love

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Love kills ... so who will end up six feet under?The explosive novel from the Sunday Times #1 bestselling author Kimberley Chambers.

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Love kills ... so who will end up six feet under?The explosive novel from the Sunday Times #1 bestselling author Kimberley Chambers.
Two weddings. One funeral. The explosive new novel from the Sunday Times #1 bestselling author Kimberley Chambers. It's the 1980s and although the East End's heyday is over the Butler family is still a formidable force with a new generation determined to make its mark. Michael and Vinny have always provided for the family and made sure business stopped at the front door. But the rules are changing - women and children are fair game and though blood is thicker than water it's now brother against brother. The question is who will come out on top? Little Vinny is battling not to follow in his father's footsteps. And sweet Sammi-Lou has vowed 'til death do us part. It's only a matter of time before the truth comes out about the murder he committed. Dark secrets are spiralling out of control...Is this the final nail in the Butler family coffin?

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Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Book Format
Paperback
Number of Pages
496
Author
Kimberley Chambers
Title
Tainted Love
ISBN-13
9780007521791
Publication Date
July, 2016
ISBN-10
0007521790

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Tainted Love - A Brill...

Tainted Love - A Brilliant Gritty Thriller. I have to disagree with many reviewers who say that you need to read the two books prior to Tainted Love by Kimberley Chambers. While having a more detailed knowledge of the characters in this book may be required by some, I do not think it is needed for others. This is a well written, well plotted, crime thriller, whose characters stand out, and there is plenty of background to them within the book. The prologue opens with Queenie Butler packing her things up and finally leaving Whitechapel, her home over the years. Long time neighbour Stan asks Queenie where it all went wrong, which then takes us back to 1986, and the East End and its mean streets ruled by her two sons Vinny and Michael. Michael and Vinny were not just 'faces' around the East End they were the East End as far as the locals were concerned, it was their manor. Nothing happened there without them knowing, nobody crossed them without being brought up before them, they ruled with a rod of steel and pure fear. Queenie and her sister Viv were the matriarchs of the family, loved by the family and also equally feared. From 1986 to 2001 we are taken on a high speed tour of the family and how it could grow apart and then once again come together. We see both Vinny and Michael's children also take their rightful place in the East End society. Dan and Lee were Michael's boys, with Little Vinny and Ava, Vinny's children. We see them get older and develop their own character; Ava cared for by Queenie with Fred her dog, who has a thing for Viv's leg. As the years pass we are able to see the very complicated relationship of brothers and cousins develop in interesting and competing ways. Dan the growing presence of the family while Little Vinny is the businessman of the next generation, and how the women of the family can see through all the men and get to the heart of the matter. If one was looking for marriage or relationship advice the last people you would be the Butler family. The great thing about Tainted Love that it is hard to write a review and not reveal the plot, hence why I am unwilling to even give a guide to what happens between 1986 and 2001. One thing I will say that it is completely gripping, realistic and believable, especially when dealing with Whitechapel and the changes that came to the East End in the 80s and 90s. Those changes are also part of the problem for the Butler's. Undoubtedly Vinny is a nasty piece of work who you would not want to cross for any price and this screams from the pages, where his brother Michael is different but can get just as nasty if required. Watching the younger Butler's develop is interesting and will no doubt carry on the Butler name in to the future. Tainted Love is a fantastic book and I made me smile when I saw where the title came from, but that would spoil the plot. Anyone who has had a run in with Her Majesty's finest and been near the type of circles the Butlers move in will recognise the characterisation of many they have come across in the Butlers. This might be set in the East End, but could easily be Salford, Moss Side in Greater Manchester or Northfield in Birmingham, St Paul's Bristol, amongst many. Kimberley Chambers really is a master of gritty crime fiction, she knows how to draw you in and like her villains grab you by the throat and only release you when she is ready to finish the book. Her writing is crisp and clear with no wasted bulking out of the story; her words are like bullets hitting the target every time.


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