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Pub Date 4 Aug 2022 | Archive Date 4 Aug 2022
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Someone knows what she did...

Businesswoman Laura Sharples owns a fashionable chain of clothing shops, but not so long ago she called herself Crystal and worked the streets of Manchester. Although she's moved on, she's never forgotten how far she had to go to beat her addictions and raise her daughter, Candice.

But when Laura's business is repeatedly vandalised, she begins to fall back into old habits to cope with the stress. As the attacks escalate, the police have no leads. But Laura is terrified: someone must know the truth about who she used to be...

And they won't stop until she loses everything.

Readers love Guilt:

'WOW LOVED THIS BOOK.' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Fab fab fab!!! Heather Burnside pulls another cracker out of the bag, I was totally engrossed throughout, who is it, who is it!... High five from me.' Lucysbooks26, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'I LOVED IT!!! Clever, beautifully written and entertaining. And, what is unusual in the mass market of contemporary domestic noir/psychological thrillers, characters you actually care about.' NetGalley Reviewer , ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'Hooked me from the very beginning and kept me hooked the entire time.' Honey Dukes Books, ​​⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'Wow... Explosive... Great to see some old characters making an appearance and the book's twists and turns keep you on the edge of your seat.' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'Brilliant, I read this book in 1 day and couldn't put it down. Just love how you see the characters from there life before. Loved it.' NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'Explosive, fast action story... A perfect tale again of love, hate, revenge and secrets all wrapped up in 'real' life family drama... Takes you on a journey they and you will never forget... 10/10.' NetGalley Reviewer , ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'I did not want this to end from the first page, kept me gripped... An absolute joy, cannot recommend highly enough absolutely brilliant read.' NetGalley Reviewer , ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'Will have you on the edge of your seat with twists and turns galore. Allow yourself the time to read and take in every page. 5* all the way.' Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'Read this book in a day I literally sucked up the story as I went. The end of each chapter had me wanting more. This series is very good but I truly found this book amazing.' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Someone knows what she did...

Businesswoman Laura Sharples owns a fashionable chain of clothing shops, but not so long ago she called herself Crystal and worked the streets of Manchester. Although...


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Featured Reviews

laura is a successful business woman who owns several designer shops around cheshire.
she has a beautiful daughter who she is very close to. somebody from laura"s past is trying to destroy all that she holds dear to her.
first there is graffiti on her shop shutters Chrystal is a whore which was laura working girl name when she was a sex worker .more is to come .is it someone from her past ,laura and her daughter are in danger. Then one of laura shop managers is attacked .
I have read heather burnside previous book all are very good ,this book i did not want to end from the first page to the end it kept me gripped ,thank you netgallery for letting me read this copy it was a absolutly joy.cannot reccommend highly enough absolutley brilliant read.

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What can I say, after reading the others in the series back to back, I was so lucky to gain access to this one!
Absolutely smashed it!

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WOW........what a fantastic book,i was gripped from the start. laura has turned her life around from. Working the streets by the name of crystal. She now owns 4 shops all name crystals. ..when her shop is vandalised and she is referred to as her previous name, whose doing this to her and why? Candice her daughter is engaged to thomas but he doesnt know all the facts about her moms pevious life, just so happens james has a secret of his own but what????? Does laura know who is doing these things??????? Highley recommend, addictive ..

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Laura Sharples is a successful business woman owning a number of fashion boutiques.But she has a dark past a few years ago she was a call girl going by the name of Crystal working in Manchester,she's managed to kick her drug habit and she's raised her daughter Candice who's she's very proud of and Candice is proud of how her mother has turned her life around.
When Laura's shops are attacked by graffiti and even worse she thinks someone from her past is responsible.
The police have no leads and Laura is paranoid that someone is out to get her.
I Know Who You Are
I Know What You Did
I'm Coming To Get You
A great read highly recommended I could'nt put it down.
Thanks to Netgalley and Head of Zeus for the ARC

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This book is book 5 of the working girls series and it lived up to everything I thought it would be .
It is very fast paced and gripping. Heather burnside has managed to tie in these books so well .
I honestly do not think this series gets the credit it deserves as this writer is up there with all the amazing thriller writers that are out there just now.

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I read this book in a day I literally sucked up the story as I went. The end of each chapter had me wanting more.
This series is very good but I truly found this book amazing

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Laura, as she is now known has worked hard and changed her life around until it all starts falling apart.
This story will have you on the edge of your seat with twists and turns galore.
Allow yourself the time to read and take in every page.
5* all the way.

My thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for an advanced copy in return for leaving my honest review.

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Firstly thank you Netgalley for this ARC. Wow what can I say I have read this from the minute I downloaded it. Another brilliant book by this author

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Wow what an explosive instalment of this fantastic series of the working girls books.
This book concentrates on Crystal, or as she is known now as Laura. Her story continues as her past is castle catching up with her.
Great to see some old characters making an appearance and the books twists and turns keep you on the edge of your seat.
Hoping for another installement soon of the series.
Highly recommended read

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I really really enjoyed this book. It hooked me from the very beginning and kept me hooked the entire time.

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Guilt by Heather Burnside.
I know who you are...
I know what you did...
I'm coming to get you...
Someone knows what Laura did...
Someone who won't stop until she loses everything...
Really enjoyed this book. I loved the cover. Twisty and tense. 4*.

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Was really good to catch up with crystal and candice. i read the working girls series a few years ago. Justice took a long time but was served in the end.

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Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The story of an ex prostitute named Laura who is being targetted by someone who is turning their wrath on her clothes shops by the name of Chrystal, and her daughter Candice.

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Laura Sharples was use to be a girl called Crystal
She worked as a street walker
But now she owns a lot of shops
She is a perfect woman with a daughter called Candice
But during the time she was working in the shops she was attacked
I knew who did that
I had an ARC

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Absolutely amazing read , kept me turning the pages till the end . Characters you will hate and love , then scream in your head about them
Please read this book it’s an amazing series and I can’t wait to read the next one

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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing this book in exchange for an honest review.
This is the second book I've read by Heather Burnside but this book is the 5th in the Working Girls series. I feel like it works just fine as a stand alone book but I definitely want to read the others.
This book is perfect for when I need something gritty and engaging but not too deep to read. It's somewhat predictable but does throw in some twists.

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Every time I thought I had things sussed, along came another surprise!! So rare for a story to catch me out, so well done to the author. I LOVED IT!!! Clever, beautifully written and entertaining. And, what is unusual in the mass market of contemporary domestic noir/psychological thrillers, characters you actually care about.

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Another fab book in the Working Girls series. This instalment focuses on Laura (Crystal) and her grown daughter Candice. Fast paced but quite predictable. Nonetheless a very enjoyable read.

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Fab fab fab!!!

Heather Burnside pulls another cracker out of the bag, I was totally engaged and engrossed throughout, who is it, who is it!

Laura, formally Crystal has turned around her life and is now business owner, her past catches up with her and someone is out to destruct.

This can totally be read as a stand alone but highly reccomend you read Crystal to get the background story of Laura and daughter Candice.

High five from me ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Crystal gave up her life on the streets to make a better life for her and her daughter Candice. Just when she thought it was all behind her the past comes back to haunt her and demesne is trying to sabotage her legitimate businesses. But when she discovers who it is, will anyone believe her? Brilliant read, with a good twist.

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This is the fifth book in the Working Girls series but it reads great as a standalone. This is, I think, the third in the series that I have read and the author needs to be applauded as she uses everyday language to progress the story and she has a great way with the way she writes dialogue as you feel that you are in the room listening to a conversation. Obviously we are talking gritty crime about working girls here so the details have to be there but the author deals with them with compassion and understanding and there are a few twists and turns along the way. The characters grow on you and you begin to hope that things work out well.
Don't be afraid of the subject matter as this is an enjoyable book that is difficult to put down

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What can I say brilliant I read this book in 1 day couldn't put it down . Just love how you see the characters from there life before . Loved it

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what a fantastic read, thank you Netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to review this book. I could not put it down.

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Heather does it again
Amazing well written book
Laura Sharples successful business women but what is she hiding
Will her past catch up with her
The times she walked the streets as crystal

When past should have stayed buried and bring danger to your door.

WOW LOVED THIS BOOK

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This is the 6th book in the brilliant ‘Working Girl’s’ Series which can easily be read as a stand alone or as a continuation of the series
Heather Burnside is back with another explosive, fast action story, we meet Laura and Candice,Mum and Daughter,Laura runs a chain of designer clothes shops in well to do Cheshire…..but she has a past, a big past….Candice knows this but has never realised the full extent of the horrors her Mum went through….but life is good for them both now….nothing can change that, the past is the past…until it becomes the horrifying present
The author writes a perfect tale again of love,hate,revenge and secrets all wrapped up in ‘real’ life family drama….the characters grab you and keep you throughout the story and take you on a journey they and you will never forget
Guilt is real but is it always warranted…..only we as readers can decide.

10/10
5 Stars

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I know who you are
I know what you did
I'm coming for you
Working girls book six
And wow it's a cracker.
Laura Sharples running her five fashion boutiques and trade is blooming with her daughter Candice at university and living in a new four bed house things could not be better for her since her days a s working girl Crystal.
But then things start to happen graffiti starts appearing on her shops and they are nasty and clothes stock is ripped she doesn't like it her past is that she wants to be forgotten, so who is out there that knows it all and wants her ruined?
Candice's boyfriend Thomas Foster's dad offers her a job during the term time as her mother doesn't think its safe for her to work the boutiques.
Laura has so much going on and wants to be left alone and turns to drink again
will she see happiness ever again in her life, there's just no holding back and her guilt just gets worse .
As always the author has delivered once again, and this is one of the best in the working girls for me to date, so much going on as you read, and so many are guilty as you read on then tou see the twists, fantastic read right through.

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I have truly loved the working girls series and this the sixth book is just as good. Reallynice to follow up on crystals story, great read.

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As always as soon as I get my hands on a copy of a Heather Burnside book I know I'm in for a treat and #guilt (#6 in The Working Girls series) was no exception. Every time I tell myself that I'm going to savour it, take my time but it's a big fat fail, Catching up with the drama and exploits that seem to surround Laura aka Crystal and from the very first page we're dragged right in.

After a difficult and shady start in life Laura Whitman is now a successful business woman with several boutiques under her belt when she becomes the target of a hate campaign. It seems as if her past is coming home to roost. Out with her daughter Candice for some quality time together she gets a call from a store Manager about graffiti outside one of her stores saying "Crystal is a whore", Needlessly to say it's just the tip of the iceberg of this story, so buckle up peeps.

If you read authors such as Kimberly Chambers, Marnie Riches and Mandasue Heller then I'd suggest you pick up a Heather Burnside book. I'd say you could read it as a standalone but as always I think that you should start at the beginning with #themark.

Thanks to the author Heather Burnside<, @HeadofZeus and #Netgalley for my ARC, All opinions are mine and mine alone,

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I’d like to thank Head of Zeus, Aries and NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read ‘Guilt’ by Heather Burnside in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

Laura Sharples thought she’d left her previous existence as a working girl behind her but when her designer fashion boutiques are vandalised and their managers attacked she realises that someone knows she used to be called Crystal and that her past has finally caught up with her.

‘Guilt’ is the sixth in the ‘Working Girls’ series and although the previous five have been fantastic this has got to be the best one yet. It’s gritty and down-to-earth with intrigue, suspense, interesting characters and twists and turns and I’ve been so enthralled by what Laura and her daughter Candice are being put through that I’ve not been able to stop reading and have finished the book in less than a day. This is a well-written and involving drama with a compelling and very exciting ending, and I congratulate Ms Burnside on yet another brilliant novel. Will there be another in the series? I do hope so.

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Guilt is the 6th book in the excellent Working Girls series. I have loved each and every book in this series and couldn't wait to start reading this new instalment. (Don't worry if you haven't read the other books in this series as this can be read as a stand alone story). This book did not disappoint. This is a fantastic read, an excellent story line with some great characters. Couldn't put it down!

Thank you to Netgalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Guilt,a spin off to the brillant Working Girls series, reunites the reader with Crystal (now going by the name Laura). I always had a soft spot and rooted for her, so I was thrilled for this book and couldn’t wait to dive in.

Against all odds Laura has survived her tumultuous past and has built a successful business and raised her daughter Candice. But someone is out to get her and the progress she has made to better herself is under threat of being destroyed. Will this force her to return to life she struggled so hard to leave behind?

Burnside does what she does best and has created another gritty and explosive read. The pace is fast, the characters are flawed and believable and I could not put it down! It is the whole package and another perfect example of Burnside’s skilful storytelling.

Thank you to Heather Burnside, Head of Zeus and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of Guilt, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

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This latest offering from heather atkinson has the reader transported back to a character from the working girls series namely crystal. Nowadays crystal is known as Laura Sharples and owns a successful chain of high fashion women’s clothes shops. Life is good until the shops start being targeted on what seems to be a hate campaign with each attack getting worse and more ferocious. Laura suspects someone from her past but who?

I’ve always enjoyed this series of books and this latest offering to a good addition.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for the arc in exchange for an honest review.

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