October 2017 Book of the Month
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
Damaged is the explosive new novel from Sunday Times No.1 bestseller, Martina Cole, and sees the return of her iconic heroine DCI Kate Burrows. The 'undisputed queen of crime writing' (Guardian) and the biggest selling female crime writer in the UK, Martina's unique, powerful storytelling includes Dangerous Lady, The Ladykiller, Betrayal and many more. DCI Kate Burrows might be retired, but when the bodies of missing schoolgirls start turning up in Grantley, she's the first person DCI Annie Carr calls for help. Life for Kate and ex-gangster Patrick Kelly is thrown into chaos when his long lost son turns up out of the blue, bringing trouble with him. This new case could be just what Kate needs. But as the body count grows, Kate and Annie face a race against the clock. Without any clear leads, can they stop the killer before another schoolgirl dies?
|Publication date:||28th June 2018|
|Publisher:||Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group|
|Primary Genre||Thriller and Suspense|
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 ...More About Martina Cole