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Damaged by Martina Cole
  

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DCI Kate Burrows is looking for a serial killer in her home town of Grantley. This has brought painful memories for her partner Pat as his daughter was killed by the Grantley Ripper. The couple badly miss having a family around them for Kate’s daughter has gone to New Zealand. Kate has been dragged out of retirement and those familiar with her from previous novels will love the development here. She is a great character. Those new to this author are given enough to appreciate her. The case involves missing schoolgirls who turn up mutilated and murdered. Then a boy goes missing, the novel changes gear and accelerates at quite a pace. It’s unputdownable. Running alongside this is a very human of her partner Pat finding a son he never knew he had and grandchildren, in fact a ready-made family. This is a real page-turner, not to be missed. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

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Synopsis

Damaged by Martina Cole

When the bodies of missing schoolgirls start turning up, former DCI Kate Burrows is dragged out of retirement.A new Grantley serial killer is in town and DCI Annie Carr turns to Kate for help. She welcomes the distraction from her home life with former gangster, Patrick Kelly, whose long lost son has turned up out of the blue, bringing trouble with him.It soon becomes clear the killer is on their doorstep and as the body count grows, Kate and Annie face a race against the clock. But they have no real leads ... and there's more to these murders than meets the eye. Can Kate take the killer down before another schoolgirl dies?

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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Publication date

19th September 2017

Author

Martina Cole

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Publisher

Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Hardback
368 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781472201072

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