Review for Crime, Conflict & Consequences by Heather Burnside

Crime, Conflict & Consequences

I like reading short stories to introduce me to the work of an author before I take on one of their novels. There are ten stories in Crime, Conflict & Consequences and as the title suggests this collection covering a range of situations arising from crime or conflict and the consequences of people’s actions.

Building these imaginative stories on relationships and misunderstandings Burnside has given us some frightful characters here. Gill from ‘Yes Dear’ is a particularly hateful woman and I did love it when she got her comeuppance. Also I wished that Bev in ‘Island of Dreams’ would loosen up a bit. It’s not only women that are the villains in these tales though as we find out with Mike when all his ‘Best Laid Plans’ are left in ruins.

At the end of these tasters of her work is the first chapter of ‘Slur’, Burnside’s first novel for you to enjoy and which based on her solid writing and good storytelling I’d recommend.

This review was originally posted 16 February 2015.

Purchase links are:-

Amazon UK

Amazon US

Heather Burnside can be found on Twitter @heatherbwriter

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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2 Responses to Review for Crime, Conflict & Consequences by Heather Burnside

  1. Thanks for the review Georgia, much appreciated.

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