Thursday, 18 January 2018

The Cover Up/Marnie Riches - Book Review

How far would you go to protect your empire?
Manchester’s criminal underworld is reeling from the loss of its leader, Paddy O’Brien. In the wake of her husband’s death, Sheila O’Brien takes charge of the city, and for once, she’s doing things her way.
But she hasn’t reckoned with the fearsome Nigel Bancroft, a threat from Birmingham who is determined to conquer Manchester next.
As a power tussle begins, Sheila is determined to keep control of the empire she has won – even if it means she has to die trying…
I will start by saying this book is part of a series, I didn't realise this when I requested it from NetGalley but even though I hadn't read the first book it didn't put me off. After reading a bit I got the general gist of the back story. Having never read any of Marnie Riches books before I didn't know what to expect. Her writing style definitely reminds me of Martina Cole, which is great for me as I am a massive fan of Martina's.

After Sheila's husband is killed, she has to step up to run his business, turning herself into The Criminal Queen of Manchester. What I loved about this book was the main character was a strong woman, who didn't take any rubbish. With the help of her lover/minder, Conky, and her church going, bible quoting friend Gloria, she is making a name for herself and running her criminal activities. Without giving too much away while she is working to make a success of her worklife, there are people in the background out to destroy her.

What I enjoyed about this novel was that the chapters focused on different characters throughout the book. So we see what is going on with other people involved in Sheila's life. 

I really enjoyed this novel and will be going back and reading the previous book and also will be working my way through Marnie's other works at some point. I would recommend this book to any fans of Martina Cole.

I would like to thank Avon Books UK for sending me this book, via NetGalley, to review.

Have you read any of Marnie Riches novels? Let me know in comments.

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15 comments

  1. Sounds a great book - must admit I'm drawn to most with a strong female lead

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    1. I'm like that a strong independent female character is always fun to read x

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  2. I am not into this sort of fiction but my dad is and I'm always looking for new authors to buy him so love seeing your recommendations to know who's going to be good!! Thank you x

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    1. Thanks for commenting I live finding new authors and this one definately had a feel of the crime fiction I enjoy x

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  3. This isn't my kind of book but I'm glad you enjoyed it and hope you get to read the other books in the series x

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    1. Thank you, I'm going to go and read after I've worked my way through my Netgalley requests 🙈

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  4. This sounds like a really enthralling read, I'm actually taking part in a book swap at the moment with a friend who really loves crime and thriller books, so I'm super tempted to purchase this in order to give it to her, as it sounds right up her street!

    Abbey x

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    1. I would probably get the first one, just to get the full back story. I could gather what happened from this but am definately going back to read first in series xx

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  5. Sounds like a great read, I love the contrast between the characters and I always appreciate a strong female lead x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. I did like it love a good strong woman character x

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  6. This sounds intriguing! It's not my genre but I have a friend who loves this kind of thriller so I'm going to suggest it to her, thank you for the tip! X

    Lisa | www.lisasnotebook.com

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    1. I'm going to go back and read the first one, I've found a new author to add to my collection xx

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  7. Ooh this sounds good - I really like books that have chapters for different characters. Thanks for sharing! xx.

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    1. That's what I enjoyed seeing what all the characters were doing x

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  8. This really sounds like my kind of book, I love readings peoples reviews to get an idea of what to read next!
    Charlotte | charlotteshares.co.uk

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