A tour-de-force thriller of corruption and violence.
In the sixties, Briony Cavanagh ran a string of the most notorious brothels in London. Only Briony knew what went on behind those doors, and she never opened her mouth - unless she stood to benefit. Only Briony knew the painful road she d travelled to get there. From an impoverished childhood that ended with shocking betrayal, she was determined to be mistress of her own fate. But along with success came risk and danger. And the Goodnight Lady had her own secret place that was always shadowed by loss.
Cole is brilliant at portraying the good among the bad, and vice versa, so until the very end we never quite know who to trust. This is the very stuff that makes her so compelling - Daily Mirror
Right from the start [Cole] has enjoyed unqualified approval for her distinctive and powerfully written fiction - The Times
Intensely readable - Guardian
Martina Cole explores the shady criminal underworld, a setting she is fast making her own - Sunday Express
Utterly compelling - Mirror
The story will grip you from the first pages - Best
Gritty novel from an author who knows intimately the world she writes about - Express
Martina Cole's first novel Dangerous Lady caused a sensation when it was published, and launched one of the bestselling fiction writers of her generation.
Martina has since gone on to have seventeen No. 1 bestsellers. She won the British Book Award for Crime Thriller of the Year with The Take, which then went on to be a hit TV series for Sky 1.
Four of her novels have made it on the screen, with more in production, and three have been adapted as stage plays.
Her unique, powerful storytelling is acclaimed for its hard-hitting, true-to-life style - there is no one like Martina Cole.