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The Front [Kindle Edition]

Mandasue Heller
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When four old school friends decide to make some easy money, they pick the wrong target. Very wrong. Robbing a small supermarket on a Manchester estate looks easy - but with one of them wounded and a dead body on their hands, could things get worse?  They could. The supermarket is merely the front for something bigger. The friends are small fish who have unwittingly plunged into a very big pond and now they are swimming with the great white sharks of the criminal underworld.


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'A remarkable debut . . well worth reading.' (Deadly Pleasures)

Book Description

THE FRONT is a gritty story of small-time crime leading to big-time punishment, set in the Manchester badlands.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 760 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder; New Ed edition (23 July 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002V091RA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #14,803 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Mandasue Heller was born in Cheshire and moved to Manchester in 1982. She spent ten years living in the notorious Hulme Crescents which have since become the background to her novels. Not only is she a talented writer, but she has also sung in cabaret and rock groups, seventies soul cover bands and blues jam bands.

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Front 16 Aug. 2005
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
The first Mandasue Heller book that I have read, I chose it after reading reviews that compare her style to that of my favourite Martina Cole. I would suggest that whilst her style is similar, Mandasue is much less harsh than Martina & Mandasue seems to write about the here & now / the current story rather than offering a history to the characters, which Martina does so entriguingly. Quite a short little read that had me hooked from page 1 throughout. Being a Manchester girl, it was quite nice (if a little scary!) to be familiar with the areas described in the book. I'm looking forward to reading more from this author.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Superb! 13 Mar. 2006
Format:Paperback
About 6 months ago there was a Crime Writers night on at my local bookshop and Mandasue Heller was one of the authors who was going to be there. It was only then that I read one of her books - and was I glad I did! The writing is stunning, the characters are incredibly realistic (although most probably aren't the sort I'd spend time with!) and the storyline is fantastically well written. I have since read the rest of her books and she only gets better! You won't be disappointed!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great book, but falls off at the end 3 Mar. 2005
Format:Paperback
I have read all of Mandasue Heller's books, it is like opening a big Christmas Present, you start off with the feeling that this is going to be great, and for the most part it is, but as always, the endings are condensed into the last chapter, with no epilogue, as to what happens to the characters you have read about and to a certain extent got invloved with throughout the book..and want to know what finally happens to them...they end abruptly, almost like the author decides the book is too long, lets end it now. It is a shame, as for the most part the stories are well written, and gripping. More polish and substance is needed to conclude her novels.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad introduction to Mandasue Heller 5 Jun. 2008
Format:Paperback
I like a lot of others heard about Mandasue Heller as her style of writing has been compared to that of Martina Cole and I've read and enjoyed man Cole books. The Front was my first Mandasule book and I wasn't disappointed as the style of writing and the skill of describing people, places and events was evident from the get go. I did however feel like the characters in the book were the stupidest villains ever given airtime and in that regard I thought the story was a little weak.

All in all I thought it was a thoroughly enjoyable read and I'll be picking up a few more Mandasue Heller books in the very near future.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book. 8 Oct. 2009
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Thanks for quick delivery. I took the book on holiday and couldn't put it down.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Could not put down....... 6 Sept. 2004
Format:Paperback
This was really good. All those Martina Cole fans out there will love this book. I could not go to sleep until I had finished it, a real enjoyable read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars disapointing 5 Oct. 2010
Format:Paperback
this book was ok,but nothing like what i expected as i was lead to believe if i like martina cole i would like this..sorry but nothing like martina cole.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Front 25 Jun. 2011
By sue
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Have read most of Mandasue Hellers books and enjoyed this one too. If you like Martina Cole & Kimberly Chambers then you will enjoy The Front.
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