Utterly compelling, HARD GIRLS is a gripping and disturbing thriller that will have you hooked until the very last page.
Hard lives, hard lessons, it's murder on the streets in Martina's latest.
When a prostitute s body is found lifeless, mutilated and brutally raped, DCI Annie Carr has never seen anything like it and never wants to again. Kate Burrows, retired DCI now consultant, has plenty of experience when it comes to murder after all she caught the Grantley Ripper and broke the biggest paedophile ring in the South East. She is determined to help put the killer behind bars. But whoever it is won t be easily caught. And when another girl s body is found, even more horrifically disfigured than the last, it s clear the killer is just warming up... In a ruthless world where everyone s out for themselves, Annie and Kate must dig deep if they hope to catch a callous serial killer who knows no limits and makes no mistakes. For some, prostitution is seriously big business. But how many people will pay the ultimate price?
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 was born and brought up in Essex. She is the bestselling author of thirteen novels set in London's gangland, and her most recent three paperbacks, as well as her latest hardback, have gone straight to No. 1 in the Sunday Times on first publication. Total sales of Martina's novels stand at eight million copies.