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The Family: A dark thriller of loyalty, crime and corruption

Martina Cole

7 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Crime & mystery, Classic crime

Martina's 17th novel is a guaranteed shocking, compelling and thrilling read!

When teenager Christine Booth meets Phillip Murphy, she knows he's her one chance to escape her controlling mother. Christine is soon enjoying the perks of being Philip Murphy's girl, and his family welcome her with open arms. But the Murphys are a dangerous crowd, and it's only a matter of time before Christine sees Phillip for what he really is - brutal, manipulative and utterly ruthless. Bound to the Murphy family by violence, addiction, murder and betrayal, Christine can't bear to watch her young sons follow in their father's amoral footsteps. But once you're one the family, it isn't easy to get out

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Praise for The Family: A dark thriller of loyalty, crime and corruption

  • 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

  • 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

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Martina Cole

Martina Cole is the acknowledged queen of crime drama with more than twenty novels to her name, of which over a dozen have been No.1 bestsellers.

Several of Martina's novels have been adapted for the screen, including The Take and The Runaway which were shown on Sky 1 to remarkable reviews. In addition, Two Women and The Graft have been adapted for the stage; both were highly acclaimed when performed at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, which also staged Dangerous Lady in 2012, celebrating twenty years since Martina's debut novel was published.

Martina Cole is a phenomenon. She continues to smash sales records with each of her books, which have sold thirteen million copies. In 2011 Martina surpassed the 50 million sales mark since records began and was the first British female novelist for adult audiences to achieve this - and she has spent more weeks in the No. 1 slot on the original fiction bestseller list than any other adult novelist. Her hard-hitting, uncompromising and haunting writing is in a genre all its own - no one writes like Martina.

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