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The Feud (Mitchell's & O'Hara's #1)

4.52  ·  Rating Details ·  1,102 Ratings  ·  66 Reviews
In her third compelling novel, Kimberley Chambers tells the story of two criminal East End families locked in a bitter feud and two innocent children who will grow up to love the wrong people. 1988 is the year in which their whole violent world explodes around them.
Paperback, 480 pages
Published April 12th 2010 by Preface Publishing (first published 2010)
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Jan 26, 2016 Mo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
FIVE, Stanley was right all along stars ...

OMG, this fucking book. Jaysus, it took me on a rollercoaster ride. One minute I was laughing my arse off, the other minute I could feel a stress headache coming on ... fanfuckingtastic story.

We have the Mitchell's and the O'Hara's, feuding families.

My daddy told me I should never Play with the gypsies in the wood.

I sort of went in blind. Saw two reviews from Elaine and Lisa and was hooked.


JED, as a kid.

I still cannot picture Eddie in my
Lisa *-* GiViNg It To YoU * LoCk StOcK & TwO SmOkiNg BaRrELs
Excuse my language Ladies & I step into character
but this WAS FCUKING BLINDING and deserves no less than

*****6 Stars******

Eddie Mitchell
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Yep you heard me *****6 Stars******

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Literally set in my own back yard so to speak.....this fantastic story set over 20 years, literally consumed me, and I couldn't put this book down.

The Mitchell's....notorious East End gangster family are at war and have a long standing FEUD
Feb 26, 2017 ♥Sharon♥ rated it it was amazing
Quick review....

I've decided to steal a line from my good friend Mo's review (I hope you don't mind) because it sums up my feeling perfectly.

OMG, this fucking book. Jaysus, it took me on a rollercoaster ride. One minute I was laughing my arse off, the other minute I could feel a stress headache coming on ... fanfuckingtastic story.

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Jun 19, 2012 Best Crime Books & More rated it it was amazing
Apologies for the length of this review but when a book comes along that is perfect, I feel the need to tell everybody about it. Shockingly, I had not even heard of Kimberley Chambers and only read her first book in October 2010. After reading the first one I realised that I may well have stumbled across a new talent that I feel is fast approaching the title Queen of Crime in the UK. After devouring the first I read her second and third book in quick succession. Her fourth book (this one), is th ...more
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Very rare does a book take over my day quite like this one did.
Kimberley Chambers has fast become the Queen of crime writing in my opinion.

Totally thrilling edge of the seat read.

The Feud is the story of the Mitchell family and their feud with the O'Hara's over a period of 20 Years...

Review to follow....

Now straight onto The Traitor
Jan 27, 2016 Wendy rated it really liked it
Awesome !! Review to come ;)
Damn, I need a drink. This book pulled me every which way and then really chewed me up at the last. I'm really quite surprised at how sad I feel over the ending.

There was a whole cast of characters in the story, and a lot of them weren't the good kind. Considering all that was going on, it was kind of funny that the one who made me cringe the most was a mom & housewife, sort of. *I'm looking at you, Joyce*

There are two families, the Mitchells and the O'Hara's, and both are the criminal sort
Ian Mcnamara
Aug 16, 2016 Ian Mcnamara rated it it was amazing
This author is one i have recently come across thanks to a recommendation from a friend who knew I was a fan of Martina cole. My friend said if i liked her I would like Kimberly Chambers for sure. I was planning to start one of her stand alone novels and till i read reviews from a friend on Goodreads advising people who wanted to become a fan of this author to start with the feud. I have to say she did not disappoint me, I was hooked on this book from start to finish and really enjoyed every min ...more
Feb 06, 2013 Denise rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic book I was utterly glued to and couldn't stop reading. Once again Kimberley Chambers has written a gritty fast paced story full of twists and turns and believable characters. I was on the edge of my seat towards the end and immediately started The Traitor after the final page. The whole Mitchell/O'Hara series is just brilliant. Anyone who enjoys books by Martina Cole, Jessie Keane etc will love Kimberley Chambers just as much, if not more! Absolutely unmissable, this is a firm ...more
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**** 4.5 "Family" Stars ****

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The story of The Mitchell's will leave you shocked, breathless, annoyed, infatuated, gooey eye and sad.

I am not sure I loved/hated a male H as much as I did Eddie Mitchell. His morals and beliefs will leave you in awe one minute and utterly disgusted the next.

Being married to the beautiful and supportive Jessica should be enough for one man. A wife that stood by her husband when blood was shed and no questions asked. But their love was never enough to end the fued t
Dec 13, 2016 Lainy rated it it was amazing
Time taken to read - on and off for 2 days

Pages - 480

Publisher - Preface Publishing

Blurb from Amazon

On one side are the Mitchells, a notorious underworld mob from East London's Canning Town. They have an iron in every fire and will resort to intimidation and violence to get what they want. When Stanley Smith's lovely young daughter, Jessica, announces that she is to marry Eddie, the son of mob boss Harry Mitchell, Stanley is horrified, but too afraid to stand in their way.

On the other side are t
Mar 26, 2015 Christine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Christine by: Elaine
I felt I was going down a rabbit hole and just getting sucked in deeper and deeper the more I read.
Loved the thrill I felt while reading this and it felt so totally real. Everything that happened in this book was so believable and I felt I was their along with them all.
There are some great characters in this book and some had me having a few LOL moments.
Can't wait to find out what happens with Eddie Mitchell and Jed O'Hara.
Book 2 here I come.
May 12, 2015 Zoe rated it really liked it
This was great fun to read! If you're familiar with Martina Cole, Kimberley Chambers is a tamer simplified version but still features tales of the underworld and some nail-biting violence!

In a nutshell, this is all about two dangerous families at war and I was at the edge of my seat waiting to hear of the revenge acts and scandals. Warning: There is quite a lot of violence throughout. Like most books out there about the London underworld, expect many many cliches - but I'm sure, like me - you'l
May 22, 2012 Jue rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an unputdownable book this is. if you are a fan of Jessie Keane you will love this novel by Kimberley Chambers, however, I still think Jessie has the edge on Kimberley.

The book is violent with strong language and graphic detail. Its easy to read and fast paced. It starts in the 70s describing the feud between a London protection gang and the local travellers. I loved all the characters who were very believable, Stanley and Joyce were very funny at times and I found myself laughing out loud,
Helen Newstead
Sep 03, 2012 Helen Newstead rated it it was amazing
I have the pleasure of having Kimberley Chambers as a friend on Facebook! Not only is she a lovely woman she is one talented lady!! You know you are hooked on a book when you read a couple of pages in the car on way to work (I wasnt driving!) just so you are reading right til last minute!! :-) awesome x
Stacy Margaret Allan
I loved this book. I couldn't wait to start the next one in the trilogy, The Traitor. Well done Kimberley x x
Jan 26, 2013 Noelle rated it it was amazing
What an amazing book! I now have to read the rest of them but hope I haven't ruined it by reading them out of order.
May 26, 2014 Gerry rated it it was amazing
5 OMG! Stars
Vicki - I Love Reading
Apr 25, 2010 Vicki - I Love Reading rated it it was amazing
Fantastic... Roll on October for the next book....
Oct 01, 2012 Louise rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
omg couldn't put it down, started on the next straight away
Sheryl Read was fox

So pleased I have two more books to go as I couldn't put this one down! Loved the characters and loved the twist at the end of the book. Can't wait to find out what happens next! Enjoy!
Anne Job
Jan 22, 2017 Anne Job rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant but shocking page turner

Excellent story but a strong stomach needed as gory in places although this fits within the plot. Another good read from this author
Jane Jenkins
Mar 04, 2017 Jane Jenkins rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it

I'm a big fan of Martina Cole. Didn't think this would be anywhere near as good. But it is! Its up there with the best of them.
Jul 06, 2014 Amanda rated it liked it
I had never heard of kimberley chambers before but shaun from my twitter account told me now good she was one of his favour author he was not wrong this book it fab i finish in two night it truly brilliant
The ending is not what i was expect either it brought the book to a stunning end or should i say climax i had two get the other two book that follow on the traitor and the vitamin
For two decade two families were locked in a bitter war
The Mitchell's are a notorio
Janine Causley
Jan 10, 2013 Janine Causley rated it it was amazing
I could not put this down and I'm so pleased its only the first book of a trilogy because it leaves you gasping for more - the twist at the end will have you on the edge of your seat - cant recommend this one enough
~ Cariad ~
So good!!! My first KC read and it won't be my last!

Very much like a Martina Cole and even narrated by the same stunning narrator (Annie Aldington).
It completely captured the life of two crime families in Britain as they feud throughout two decades
- LOVED it!

veronica stanker
Good read

Just recently found Kimberley's books. What a brilliant writer. The Feud is very good, the kind of story you don't want to put down. In my option I could read any of her books and thoroughly enjoy.
Fast paced, good story, for fans of Martina Cole it's a must, I'm looking forward to the next one.

Martina Cole fans will love this book, maybe not such good plots but a good read which I really enjoyed, interesting characters
C.A. Ellis
Dec 28, 2016 C.A. Ellis rated it it was amazing
Love, love, loved it!!! And THAT ending, OMG!!! Book 2 here I come...
Kimberley Hirst
Jul 18, 2013 Kimberley Hirst rated it it was amazing
Amazing can't wait to read the next instalment!
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