- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Avon, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (29 Aug. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0007503598
- ISBN-13: 978-0007503599
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.3 x 19.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (669 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 131,417 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Dishonour Paperback – 29 Aug 2013
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Jacqui Rose is a novelist who hails from South Yorkshire. Jacqui first came to appreciate the power of the written word when as a child she charged her classmates a packet of sherbet dips to write their essays for them. Adopted at a young age and always a daydreamer, she felt isolated growing up in a small mining village in South Yorkshire and it was her writing which kept her company. Sent to boarding school as a teenager, it was there she discovered her love for acting and in particular her love of making people laugh. Before taking her exams she was expelled and after a stint in drama school she decided she wanted to be an actress.
Jacqui started teaching voluntarily;drama and writing workshops for prisoners, ex-offenders, the homeless and people suffering from mental health issues. She helped them to develop and create their own plays and ideas, giving them a voice which seemed so lacking within their lives but it was several years before Jacqui herself wrote again.
Jacqui's introduction back to writing was when she began to write and perform stand-up comedy and although this was very short lived it brought back the joy and freedom which writing gave to her, showing her what she'd missed out on for all the years she'd stopped writing.
Praise for Jacqui Rose:
‘Gritty and gripping – by a star in the making.’ Kimberley Chambers
‘A thrilling and gripping novel.’ Roberta Kray
‘A cracking good read.’ Jessie Keane
‘A captivating read from one of my favourite emerging authors’ Mel Sherratt
She needs to disappear. Permanently.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
Jacqui Rose skilfully develops several plotlines, including a psychotic kidnapper, that progress into a fast-paced novel packed with action, breathtaking chases and violent life-threatening confrontations. The plot strands are ingeniously interlinked with neat twists, surprises and coincidences that lead to a nerve-racking and unpredictable ending. The final paragraph has an unexpected ironic touch.
Jacqui Rose has written another superb exciting and exhilarating book that really is difficult to put down as the narrative changes in direction, locations and relationships rip along at such a rate that as a reader I constantly wanted to know what was on the next page. Enthralling, entertaining and enjoyable. Highly recommended.
It was gritty, unpredictable and a really good story.
The best book I have read in a while, it is as good if not better than a martina Cole or similar authoress.
I won't spoil the contents of the book but if one reads the first chapter you will be hooked.
Looking forward to her next novel.
I just had to read at every oportunity, and then was gutted when i finished it.
I loved how the story, and all the different characters finally came together.
Gritty, unpredictable, Unputdownable, Fantastic, Fast paced. This will definatly be on my best reads of 2013 list..
Jacqui Rose has certainly got herself up there and if you enjoy reading From Authors like, Jessie Keane, Kimberley Chambers and Mandasue Heller. Then you will love this book..
When Laila takes the chance of holding hands with her teenage crush Ray Ray on the walk home from school, she has no idea of the trouble she's about to cause.
Perfect for fans of Martina Cole, Dishonour is a hard-hitting, gritty page-turner.
`No matter what she did, he would always be there, right behind her. She could never escape'
Laila is sixteen years old and beautiful, kind and clever; traits liable to get her into trouble and make people dislike her ...
She doesn't make her life any easier when she falls in love with an English boy, bringing shame on her family and attracting the attention of some very dangerous men. These men are always watching her and will stop at nothing to get things done their way.
Soon there's a terrible `accident' and Laila is forced to make a deal with the devil. And pay a very heavy price for breaking the rules. Laila has been forced to marry a cruel, controlling man by the people who are supposed to love her the most. Without anyone to help her, she has to find her own way out...
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But this innocent friendship soon sets off a trigger of events that will tear them apart and life will never be the same again for either of them.
Having previously read Taken and Trapped I had high expectations for Dishonour and I wasn't disappointed as it was another drama filled story that had me hooked right from the off. I loved the diversity of the characters and how the various storylines all interlinked with one another till they reached their conclusions.
This story takes us from Bradford to Pakistan and London as we follow the lives of Laila, Ray Ray and their families. I was routing for Laila to shake off the ties of her family and make a new independent life for herself, and was definitely silent cheering as certain characters got their comeuppance although the ending was certainly left open with one character so it will be interesting to see if he makes a re-appearance in future books.
As it's taken me so long to read this book, her new book Betrayed has already been published so I've now added it to my wishlist to read, preferably before her next book Avenged is published in August.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book was fantastic. Completely un-put-downable. 4 stars as the end was a little too predictable unlike the rest of the book. Still a very good read.Published 4 days ago by ms
A fabulous read. Couldn't put it down until I had too. Each chapter as good as the next. Loved it.Published 15 days ago by Michelle L.
Read all her books as well.very good.keep checking if she's got latest one.have read all her book.also so far.Published 19 days ago by sibonginkosi mthethwa
Couldn't stop turning the page and I've been a massive Martina Cole fan. Just downloaded my next one :)Published 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
Was a really good exciting read. Couldn't put the book down waiting to see what would happen next - very interesting read and I will be trying more books from this authorPublished 1 month ago by judy