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The Good Life by Martina Cole

The Good Life

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The Good Life is an audacious, irresistible love story snuggling up to a ferocious crime drama. Unless you've not read a Martina Cole novel before, you should know exactly what you're going to get; crime, scandal, offensive language, violence and a completely enthralling read. Cain Moran is coming out of prison after 25 years, he's big, he's bad and he's still in love with Jenny Riley; will he step back into his place in the criminal underworld, will his ex-wife finally lay their past to rest and will Jenny still be waiting for him? With short punchy sentences and concise dynamic chapters, the four books contained within this novel follow on ten years from each other, from 1979 through to 2008. Cole doesn't condone the violence contained within her novels, she is very matter of fact and has a gift for being able to show the human, normal, everyday side of her characters. ‘The Good Life’ has heart and soul and is a fabulously energetic, gripping read. ~ Liz Robinson

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

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The Good Life by Martina Cole

Cain Moran wanted Jenny Riley more than he had ever wanted anyone or anything before in his life. But loving Jenny Riley was the easy part; it was telling his wife he wanted a divorce that was going to be the killer...Jenny is not just any girl. She cares nothing for Cain's hard-man reputation - she just wants to be with him. But Cain is not a free man. And he's about to find out that when his wife Caroline said 'til death us do part, she meant it. When Cain is sentenced to life in prison it seems that Caroline might have got her wish. All Cain and Jenny know is that if their love can survive such separation, then one day they will have a chance at the Good Life together again. But there are greater trials ahead than either can foresee. They're about to learn the hardest lesson of all: LIVE THE GOOD LIFE. PAY THE PRICE.


'A blinding good read' Ray Winstone

'Intensely readable' Guardian

'An extraordinarily powerful piece of family drama' Daily Mirror

'Gritty novel from an author who knows intimately the world she writes about' Express

'Her gripping plots pack a mean emotional punch' Mail on Sunday

'Cole has the amazing talent of making characters appear larger than life' Sun

About the Author

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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21st May 2015


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528 pages


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