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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 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.

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