I listened to Hit Girls by Dreda Mitchell through my Audible which I have on my phone. You can read more here about audible on an earlier blog I did.
Anyway, I downloaded Hit Girls when it came within a ‘2 for 1’ offer, unsure whether it was my type of thing. But I’m so pleased I did. The dramatic start to the story sets the scene for the rest of the novel. When two innocent girls are run down outside school by a 4×4, and a young boy is left seriously ill in hospital, you can’t help but want to know more! As I listened to the heart-wrenching description, I realised I’d stopped breathing. This not-so accidental incident leads to individual characters seeking revenge and finding out the culprit of this horrific crime.
I was taken in straight away by Jackie and the other ladies. I loved Jackie and Schoolboy. In fact, I practically fell in love with Schoolboy. The Lewis family had me intrigued from the beginning, I was desperate to know what was going on behind that family, without giving away any spoilers, there were a few shockers! I’m not usually into ‘gangster’ type films or books, but I can honestly say I loved this. Every chapter had me hanging on for more information. The action was on-going.
In their attempt to find out the killer, they turnover a few stones that many wished were left. I think Dreda Mitchell has done a fantastic job of making all the characters interesting, a busy intertwining plot that is structured so you don’t lose who has done what, and a great story that keeps you on the edge of your seat. If you fancy delving into a story about loyalty, justice and trust this is a book I would definitely recommend.
Victoria, mega thanks. You made my Friday morning. I SO enjoyed writing Hit Girls which sadly is the final book with my ladies. Have you read Geezer Girls where their story begins? Really sad to be leaving them behind….but excited to have started a new thriller series. The first book Vendetta is out this November. Can’t thank you enough for taking the time to review and spread the word.
Really sorry for my late reply, I’ve had a few technological problems with my blog, but just picked up your comment. I haven’t read Geezer Girls, it was by fluke I ended up listening to Hit Girls but so pleased I did. It was great. I really loved it. I’ll have defo be reading Geezer Girls, be great to see how the story begins. I’ll also look out for Vendetta.
Take care and happy writing
Love Vic x