Blood and Betrayal (The Hood, #1)

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Set in present day London, Blood and Betrayal is a thrilling, fast-paced and emotional young-adult book and explores the brutal and harsh reality of falling into the road life today. Louis is dangerous. Losing his focus on schoolwork and turning to the road life, he leaves his mother fearing that one day, he will not return home. Things take a turn for the worse when Louis grows closer to his uncle Steve, who he sees as a father figure, only to soon find out Steve is not all that he seems. Facing his first knife attack at just 16 years old, Louis must confront the consequences of his actions before he ends up in prison, not only having to be away from the people who love him but also unable to create a stable future for himself. Samreen is young, intelligent, beautiful and appears to be everything Louis could possibly want. Will Louis be prepared to finally let go of his bad habits, or will he allow his past to continue to haunt him?

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Chapter 1

I stabbed Thomas again, blood gushing out of his body. His groans of pain rang like bells through my ears.

“Don’t you ever come near me again, you filthy bastard. I’m teaching you a lesson. Stay the fuck out of my way,” I said coldly. As I was about to kick his head again, his eyes closed. I stepped back, contemplating what I had done.

What had I done? I withdrew my hands from the body, only to find them covered in blood. My head spun and I put my hand to my forehead, and fell to the ground.

Please stop!” I cried. “Please.” The pain was overwhelming. I could barely breathe.

He scoffed. “It’s nothing more than you deserve. You’re a dirty little scumbag and your family will face the consequences of what you did. I’ll never forget how you betrayed me.”

There was a brief moment of regret on his face. He pierced the knife into my flesh, cutting deep inside me. I began to scream. It was then that the sirens started.

As I started losing consciousness I noticed a girl in the background, watching me. She had a look of pure horror on her face.

“Please … help me,” I tried to speak, but it just came out as a mumble. My eyes began to close, and blood was gushing out of my mouth. I never saw the girl again.

“Why did you do this?” a policeman hovered over me. “Why did you attempt to kill this man?”

“It’s nothing more than he deserved. He’s a dirty little scumbag and his family will face the consequences of what he did. I’ll never forget how he betrayed me.” I recalled the exact same words the person who attacked me a few years ago had said.

The policeman stared at me, long and hard. He lifted me from the ground, took my hands behind my back and put them in handcuffs.

“Sir, you are under arrest for attempted murder,” he said. “The consequences of your actions will result in five years prison sentence.”

I stared at him in shock. I was only eighteen, and now I was going to be wasting my life away in a prison cell. I realised the capacity of the sin I had committed.

“B-but sir,” I stuttered. “I’ve never been in prison before. I can’t do this to my mum, she’ll be at home worried, she’ll …”

The policeman shook his head and threw me into the backseat of the police car.

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