#Bookreview for Slur by Heather Burnside @heatherbwriter

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As some of you will be aware a while ago I started posting older reviews that I had done and after posting the interview  with Heather Burnside earlier today I realised I hadn’t got round to doing this one yet. So today is a good day to finally do it 🙂

I really enjoyed the attention to detail in this well put together story. Set in 80’s Manchester you could clearly imagine the life these characters were living. It took me a while to feel much empathy for Julie Quinley, I found her a bit cold at the beginning and I felt she thought she was better than everyone else but as the story developed so did she and I felt myself warming to her. I particularly liked how her relationship progressed with Vinny, who is a lovely steadying soul, and she became a much better person because of it.

It was interesting how differently Julie and Rita react to what happened and I’m sure no one knows how they would deal with this sort of situation until they found themselves in it. However you can easily imagine the hostility of those they’d thought were their friends as well as similar reactions from neighbours and work colleagues and how difficult life can become, particularly for Julie.

I became more drawn into this story as it progressed and without giving any spoilers Burnside doesn’t hold back when the guilty start trying to cover their tracks and I do love it when someone gets their just desserts especially when you’re not expecting it. A good job well done on this debut novel and I look forward to reading more from this author.

This book is FREE for 5 days from the posting of this review right here….


About Georgia Rose

Georgia Rose is a writer and the author of the romantic and suspenseful Grayson Trilogy books: A Single Step, Before the Dawn and Thicker than Water. A short story, The Joker, based on a favourite character from the series followed and is free to download from Amazon. Her fourth novel, Parallel Lies, a standalone, encompasses crime along with Georgia’s usual blending of genre. Following a long stint working in the law Georgia set up her own business providing administration services for other companies which she does to this day managing to entwine that work along with her writing. Georgia’s background in countryside living, riding, instructing and working with horses has provided the knowledge needed for some of her storylines; the others are a product of her passion for people watching and her overactive imagination! Her busy life is set in a tranquil part of rural Cambridgeshire in the UK where she lives with her much neglected husband and dog. Their son, currently at university, comes and goes and their daughter, having delighted them all for long enough, has eventually moved out, got married, and is discovering the joys of being all grown up and having a mortgage.
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