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The Family by Martina Cole
  

The Family

Martina Cole

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Shortlisted for the Galaxy Crime & Thriller of the Year Award 2011.

Devastatingly powerful and utterly unforgettable, Martina Cole’s The Family will hook you in from the very first page, and keep you there through to the very last. As ever it is a truly nail-biting plot with characters that are very well drawn but be warned Martina Cole’s world is a tough one.

If you like Martina Cole you might also like to read books by Jake Arnott, Lynda La Plante and Mandasue Heller.

Synopsis

The Family by Martina Cole

The new novel from the phenomenal No. 1 bestseller. Devastatingly powerful and utterly unforgettable, THE FAMILY will hook you in from the very first page, and keep you there till the very last. Phillip Murphy is a family man. He worships his old mum; he takes care of his siblings who help run his business empire in Southend; he dotes on his two young sons who will one day take over the reins. And then there's his wife and saviour Christine, whom he loves with a vengeance. To Phillip Murphy, family is everything. Christine has always understood this about her husband, it was one of the things that first attracted her to him. But there is another side to Phillip, and it's a side he never wanted his wife to see. Though even if she did, could she do anything but stand by him? Because Phillip has rules, and he expects loyalty from his nearest and dearest. Once you're in the family, you're in it for life.

Reviews

'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

About the Author

Martina Cole

Martina Cole is the No. 1 bestselling author of hugely successful novels. Hard Girls went straight to No. 1 on the Sunday Times hardback bestseller list. The Business was the No. 1 bestselling hardback adult fiction title of 2008 and was a No. 1 Sunday Times hardback bestseller, along with Faces, Close and The Take. The Take also won the British Book Award for Crime Thriller of the Year and has been adapted for Sky One - with remarkable reviews - and The Runaway is currently in production. The Know was selected by Richard & Judy as one of the Top Ten Best Reads of 2003. Maura's Game, Faceless and The Graft also shot straight to No. 1 on the Sunday Times bestseller lists, and total sales of Martina's novels are now at ten million copies. Martina Cole has a son and daughter and lives in Kent.

Martina Cole is highly acclaimed for her hard-hitting, uncompromising and haunting writing, as well as for her incredible success.

Photograph © Charlotte Murphy

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Publication date

14th October 2010

Author

Martina Cole

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Publisher

Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

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Hardback

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9780755375493