Today I’m thrilled to bits to be on the blog tour for Backstabber by Kimberley Chambers, in fact I would go as far to say I’m hyperventilating this moment in time I’m that excited. Kimberley Chambers Is one of my very favourite authors, whose books I read without looking at the book description, she always delivers and Backstabber is no exception and you don’t even have to wait very long to get a copy as it’s out tomorrow. In case your worried there are **No spoilers** in my review, so without further ado here’s my thoughts on yet another fabulous book in the Butler series.
If you don’t face your enemies – they’ll stab you in the back.
One of them has a gun to his head. Who will pull the trigger?
When king of the underworld Vinny Butler goes into business with respected villain Eddie Mitchell, it’s a match made in East End legend. Friends and family are treated like gold, enemies like rats – it’s the life.
Then mysterious packages arrive, dead creatures and threats. Someone is out for revenge. Who the enemy is, nobody knows, anyone could be taking a pop. The gypsies who cursed Eddie, ghosts from Vinny’s past, enemies needing revenge. Even their own flesh and blood? There are some people you should never cross, some who can’t forgive or forget.
Who is the backstabber?
The first thing I would suggest if you have never read a Kimberley Chambers book, would be to read the other 4 books in this series, so much happens in them that you really need to read them all, in order to follow the on going plots and the characters, so just in case you are a “newbie” here are the books in the order you should read them and the buying links.
Amazon UK 🇬🇧Tainted Love
OMFreaking god! I won’t beat about the bush, Kimberley Chambers has without doubt written another best seller, Backstabber has everything you would expect from one of my very favourite authors, death, destruction, violence and lies and so much more. Every time I write a review for this authors books I always end up writing “it’s the best one yet” and guess what? This really is the best book yet! When two of the biggest crime families the Butlers and Mitchell’s go into business you just know the two families are going to collide in the most spectacular fashion and Kimberly Chambers doesn’t disappoint.
I’m not going to say much about the plot as I would hate to spoil the read for others, but it’s a fabulous one, it involves treachery, evil doings and two very dangerous families. Kimberley has a natural gift for creating very colourful characters, that are larger than life, by the time you get to the end of Backstabber you feel like you know them all personally, flaws and all (and believe me they all have plenty of them!) they will make you laugh, cry, love and hate them, all in the space of a few minutes! The dialogue between the characters is authentic, some of Kimberley’s one liners are original in their content to say the least, but if you don’t like swearing then you should give BackStabber a wide berth, as there is plenty of it! For me I feel the swearing was in context with the plot and the characters. In this novel we meet so many characters from past books in the series I do wonder how the author manages to keep tabs on them all. But each and everyone has a part to play and love them or loathe each character is very original and highly entertaining.
The wonderful thing about reading Kimberley Chambers books is the sheer speed at which you are catapulted into the characters world, from the moment I read the prologue my heart was in my mouth, it’s a shocker of a prologue that will leave fans of this series reeling, yet eager to read more. Both the Butlers and the Mitchell’s have accumulated many enemies over the years and finally the past has caught up with them, and someone wants revenge to who and why? I’m not saying but believe me both families could suffocate under the number of skeletons that come tumbling out their closets! What follows is a fast paced and and thrilling read, as family ties are tested to the limit you can’t help but wonder if either of the two families will come out unscathed.
In my opinion Kimberly Chambers is the queen of the gritty, criminal tale she manages to take the reader on a dark and twisted journey deep into the criminal world. BackStabber is certainly authentic, disturbing, funny and at times very sad, which I wasn’t expecting, but the characters are so well developed you can’t help but invest in them, they almost feel like family (the black sheep side of the family of course!). This book has all the ingredients the authors legion of fans have come to love and I’m sure they won’t be disappointed, it has shocks and “OMG” moments galore, it’s another amazing page turner and one that will certainly be heading for the bestseller spot.
Hardcover: 496 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (9 Feb. 2017)
Sunday Times 1 bestselling author Kimberley Chambers lives in Romford and has been, at various times, a disc jockey and a street trader. She is now a full-time writer.
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