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Your name is Celine Silver. But no one has called you that in eight years.
You’re a classically trained musician and an Honours graduate.
You come from a nice, middle-class family.
You kill people for money.
And no one knows you anymore.
Fate throws the man you abandoned right back into your path – the man who knew you before you got blood on your hands, before you changed your
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ebook, 466 pages
Published August 23rd 2012 by Venus Fiction
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Kelly 'Perusing Princesses blog'
Oct 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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BOOK REVIEW – Gunshot Glitter – Yasmin Selena Butt

Cornelia Friend gives all new meaning to the term ‘Killer Hills,’ in this new and deeply compelling ‘hit girl’ crime novel.

Overview:
Celine Silver is a shadow, her once true-self hiding behind the façade of many. Charlotte Sinden and Cornelia Friend are just two of the fake identities she goes by, but the two that play a pivotal part in this full length novel.

When she receives a phone call from Sera Logan, an old friend and ex-lover asking for her
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Shani Struthers
Sep 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I've read some good books in the past year so I don't say this lightly - but Gunshot Glitter is amongst the best of them! Reading about the brutal murder of a young man in the first chapters by our 'heroine', I thought 'okay, you've got your work cut out, wanting me to feel sympathy for this woman' and the strangest thing is, by the end of the book, no, by the middle of the book, I do feel sympathy for her, I want the best for her, despite what she has been capable of in the past. As the story u ...more
Helen Minazza
Aug 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
The start of this book was stumbling a little, a few words could have been dropped here and there to tighten up the story telling. When the lead character meets the love of her past we are lead by the nose a bit, told and told and told again what is going through her head. However this is within the first few chapters of the book, after this initial stumble the book picks you up and runs with you! The mysteries alluded to earlier keep you interested, the switch between the two situations are lon ...more
Louisa
Jun 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was recommended to me by a friend who said it was right up my street. I wasn't sure about it but gave it a go. After a few pages i was hooked. I think the story line is fresh n different and it interested me to see how i would feel towards the main character. It has some sexual content which i found to be just the right amount for the storyline. I could identify with the main character n was intrigued at my reaction towards her. This was a great read and i highly recommend it. ...more
Laura
Jan 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Gunshot Glitter is one of those books I couldn't stop thinking about before I'd even read it never mind afterwards. My TBR list is out of control like most people's and I often have an idea of what I plan to read next. There was something about this book though that I couldn't shake so rather than read one of the many books I already owned I downloaded the free sample of Gunshot Glitter as suggested by the author.

I was intrigued by both the vivid cover and the unusual title. It becomes apparent
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The Jacket
Aug 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Gunshot Glitter, the debut novel from Yasmin Selena Butt is, nominally at least, a work of crime fiction. This is what the tags tell us but is as much a tale of love as murder. This blurring of romance and thriller may well alienate readers whose tastes are stuck in strict genre fiction as Butt strays from the tried and tested paths of these two types too often.

She obviously does not let a little thing like tradition get in the way of telling a good story. All of the essentials; characterisation
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Linda Parkinson-Hardman
Dec 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was another of those books that happened across my path which initially made my heart sink; my first thought was ‘I just don’t read murder mysteries‘; that was before I started reading and got myself hooked by the characters and the intricately woven story. I ended up reading until 1.00am in the morning because I just had to know what happened next. It’s not so much a murder mystery book, it’s more a ‘look at what can happen to the human psyche when it is challenged out of it’s normal expec ...more
Seumas Gallacher
Jul 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
...a cracking good read...

...an excellently woven story that slaloms from murder and police detective work to the intricacies of true love and romance... dark in places where it needs to be, and deceptively provocative in others, particularly in the morality of a criminal mind... and how an ordinary family’s life can be disrupted in the wink of an eye... the intensity of some of the range of bedroom scenes touches on the erotic, but all in service of unwinding the narrative professionally... don
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Lesley Hughes
Jul 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Gunshot Glitter is a lengthy novel...and I wondered if Yasmin would be able to maintain the early pace and vigour of the story through its entirety. The answer is an unreserved 'yes'. Celine' s story is tragic and her lifestyle horrific...and yet you cannot help but be drawn to her...and wish her the happiness that Celine herself doesn't think she deserves. The plotline is utterly believable despite being a world away from what most of us will ever experience...drawing the reader unrelentingly i ...more
Kate Riley
Jun 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, favorites
5 stars without a doubt. I LOVED this book. As readers we make assumptions about characters, then the author intelligently strips our preconceptions away. This is gripping story, I was hooked in from the start and I could not put it down.
Within the first chapter Liam Griffin is brutally murdered and we enter the dark world of Cornelia and her aliases. Liam remains a central character and the aftershock of his murder is not ignored. His family care and are determined to find out what happened to
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Pandi
Sep 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Wow, just wow. i have to admit that i only go this book on the recommendation of a friend (who happens to be related to the author). I really was not expecting such a good read, i was enthralled all the way through. the characters were almost living breathing people i found that i cared about what happens to them, as opposed to just thinking they are just characters. The plot was an absolute roller coaster with every emotion out there and clamoring for your attention. They only down point i can ...more
Wendy Greenberg
Aug 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
There is really a golden nugget in here for an original/offbeat crime story. The writer however makes us suffer an entire novel packed with the most basic writing errors. A good editor would lose about 2/3 of this book and make it a pacey, gripping page-turner.
Instead we face endless grammatical mistakes, misspelling, repetition galore and the longest e-mails and letters that fiction has ever seen! The book does not allow the reader to be clever at any turn as every irrelevant detail is describe
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Joanna Gawn
Sep 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Gunshot Glitter is not like any book I have read before. It's original, compassionate, dark, and utterly compelling, with elements of sweetness tucked away where you least expect them.

Part tale of redemption and rebirth, part detective mystery, part love story, Gunshot Glitter is a cross-genre book that defies an easy label.

Gunshot Glitter has absorbed my free time like a sponge (even stealing some of my own writing time!) but I don't regret a minute of it. It was so worth taking a chance on i
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Janet Gogerty
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A book that proves how wonderful the whole new world of independent self publishing is. A novel that cannot be classified. The opening pages are shocking, so are some of the characters, but the story is written with compassion. We are whirled through the action and emotion till the very end.
Louise Mackin
May 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Thoroughly enjoyed this book, full of twists & turns & some very powerful, well written emotion. Would definitely recommend this book. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Heather
Sep 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
I've not written many book reviews, and I'm not really cut out to effuse about books. Suffice to say I couldn't put this book down. Well written and compelling til the end. ...more
Amanda Morwood
Dec 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
This read like Modesty Blaise on acid ......
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