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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Preface Publishing (2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848090668
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848090668
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 2.3 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (227 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,978 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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June Dawson has come a long way from the rough East End background where she met, got pregnant by and eventually married charming, reckless Johnny Fuller. Now she lives in leafy Rainham, in a nice little cul-de-sac, with her ultra-respectable second husband and a lovely social life. Then her world collapses when daughter Debbie announces that she is pregnant by her low-life, drug addict boyfriend, Billy McDaid. June feels as though she is being physically sucked back into the world of villains and thugs she thought she had escaped for ever. But worse is to come. Much, much worse. The baby - doted on by his violent, feckless dad - grows into the child from hell: mean, sadistic and out of control. Suddenly the family is not just in crisis. It is in meltdown.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Best Crime Books TOP 500 REVIEWER on 22 Nov. 2010
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~Story~

Debbie Dawson makes the fatal error of falling in love with Billy McDaid. When Debbie announces to her mother June that she is pregnant by the low life drug dealer Billy, June realises that life will never be the same. Debbie's brother Mickey has just come out of a stint in prison and is determined to make his life better and that includes protecting his mother and sister. When Debbie gives birth to Charlie, it seems that the little boy is pure evil. Not only is he sadistic and nasty, he is about to be the start of what tears the family apart.

~Opinion~

I have only recently discovered Kimberley Chambers having read The Betrayer which was a first class read. Born Evil was the second book Kimberley Chambers wrote and although I loved it, it wasn't as good as The Betrayer. I think this is a sign that Kimberley Chambers is getting better with each book she writes.

Probably the first thing to note is that this book is gritty realism at its best and that includes swearing and violence. If this isn't something you particularly like then maybe this isn't the book for you. Having said that, it's not something that bothers me and I think it adds to the realism of the characters and setting.

This book starts by introducing us to Debbie at a young age when she first meets Billy and we get to see just how destructive he is on her life. When she falls pregnant she decides that although young she wants to make a go of it with both Billy and the baby. I admit that although Debbie is the centre of the story I didn't really warm to her that much. By the middle of the book I wanted to strangle her for her stupidity, and by the end of it I hadn't made my mind up what sort of a person she was.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Kath on 13 Nov. 2009
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This is a new author I came across and although she has not written too much but will be looking out for her further books. She is very similar to how Martina Cole used to write before she went off the boil! Good grounded characters and with plenty of twists - I await your further books Kimberley!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By JM VINE VOICE on 1 Dec. 2009
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I don't nornally read books like these, the sort by Martina Cole etc, I think they're too depressing, but having seen the excellent reviews this got I thought I'd give it a try. I'm glad I did because it's a cracking read, easy to get into, good plot, the sort you don't want to put down. It leaves you thinking too, although Charlie is truly evil, it must be so hard to be in Debbie's position, he is her son after all, how would you cope in the same situation?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on 30 Oct. 2010
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I was a big fan of Martina Cole up until I came across Kimberly Chambers books..this was the 1st one I read & found it very good & interesting..loads of twists, would def recommend it to others. looking forward to reading her other books.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By DebzM on 13 Nov. 2010
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This is the second book I have read by Chambers and I liked it as much as the first. From the start I wasn't keen on Debbie, who I felt got worse at the end but all the other characters were exciting. The storyline about Charlie was totally gripping and reminiscent of 'Little Freddie' in Martina Cole's The Take.
I read this in two days, it didn't disappoint and I'm looking forward to reading her third book. A great new author.....about time too
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Chapman on 3 Sept. 2010
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The second Kimberley Chambers book I've read and I couldn't put it down. Read it in two days. I've gone off Martina Cole now as her books are getting very 'samey' and Kimberley Chambers seems to have got what Martina Cole has lost.
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By Lainy on 4 May 2013
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You know when you pick up a Kimberley Chambers, Mandasue Heller or Martina Cole book you know what your going to get. Crime, swearing, relationship dramas, violence and usually sex of some description and your never let down. Debbie is our main character, it starts off with her telling her mum about her unplanned pregnancy with a rather undesirable character bringing shame on the respectable household. Debbie won't listen to reason and runs off with Billy, she knows life will be perfect. The story follows her shocking reality and the harsh truth of her step fathers words about her man and now she has made her bed, she must lie in it.

I started this last night before bed and was only going to read a few chapters, 100+ pages in and after 1am I was still reading. The characters are rough, aggressive and swear like troupers, you don't have to think too hard about the plot as your sucked into their grimy world and all the drama.

Some of the story is quite shocking, these characters are for the most part undesirable and Charlie, Debbie's child, has echoes of Kevin from Lionel Shriver's book. He makes for a very unlikeable character, somewhat like his father however he has darker and viler depths. I hated most of these characters but not in the way you want to stop reading, more you would like to throttle them. I did have a soft spot for Mickey, although he is a criminal, into illegal activities, swears like a fish wife he has a heart of gold and a strong sense of family loyalty. The book ended a wee bit premature for me, I wanted it to keep going and they say an author who keeps the reader wanting more is doing their job. I just hope miss Chambers is going to do a sequel to this book sometime, 4 out of 5 for me this time.
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