Blood for Blood

Blood for Blood
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Published: 14th July 2016
Format: Paperback 198x129mm
Extent: 256 pages
ISBN: 9781785300462
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Published: 23rd June 2016

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‘Care’. There’s a word if ever I heard one. I looked it up in a dictionary once. It had a lot of definitions – but not one that applied to me and Sean...

WAITING DAY AFTER DAY

Red has survived the barbarity and abuse of the orphanage. His twin brother Sean has not been so lucky. With a sworn oath to avenge his brother’s murder, Red kidnaps a policeman’s daughter and leaves her to be brought up in care, to suffer like he and Sean did. But this is just the first part of Red’s plan for revenge against all those who took their freedom.

UNTIL FINALLY IT'S TIME

Now, twenty years later, the time has come. The kidnapped girl has grown up and left the orphanage, never knowing who her real parents are or the part she’ll now play in Red’s shocking revenge. And for those who have been living their lives in peace, with faded memories of twin boys who were put into care years ago, life is about to descend into hell.

But with the criminal underworld, the police and an unexpected serial killer on the scene, sometimes even the best laid plans go awry…

PRAISE FOR J.M. SMYTH

"We've come across some unattractive central characters in novels in our time, but Red Dock was right up there for the award of the worst. [Blood for Blood] is not a pleasant read, but it is a gripping and darkly compelling one."
UNDISCOVERED SCOTLAND on Blood for Bloodread the full review here

"Just blew me to smithereens. Unbelievable book. Ferocious. Terrifying."
KEN BRUEN on Blood for Blood

"Raw, harsh, merciless, as cold as ice and beyond all moral limits"
ULRICH NOLLER, Funkhaus Europa on Blood for Blood

"Smyth is a febrile and original talent!"
THE TIMES

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"We've come across some unattractive central characters in novels in our time, but Red Dock was right up there for the award of the worst. [Blood for Blood] is not a pleasant read, but it is a gripping and darkly compelling one."
UNDISCOVERED SCOTLAND on Blood for Blood – read the full review here

“It’s no mean feat for an Irish crime novelist to stand out from the (ever-growing) Celt crime-writing crowd. Yet J.M. Smyth’s Blood for Blood succeeds in being something fresh and far darker than the rest.”
CRAIG McDONALD, bestselling author of the Hector Lassiter series

“Cross me bedraggled heart, Blood for Blood just blew me to smithereens. Unbelivable book. Ferocious. Terryfying. Beautifully compassionate. And oh so wonderfully written…” 
KEN BRUEN, bestselling author of the Jack Taylor series

J.M. Smyth

J.M. Smyth was born in Belfast, and moved to London at the age of 15. He has worked as a landscape gardener, antiques restorer, furniture maker, equeastrian gear manufacturer, horse breeder and a tomato inspector... Smyth finally came to writing – a long time ambition – whilst in hospital following an accident involving an under-sized parachute, and has been at it intermittently ever since. His first novel Quinn was shortlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger. Blood for Blood is his second novel, and has already been published in Japan, France and Germany.

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