Are you between 5 and 25? If so, enter the Wicked Young Writer Awards NOW - click here for details...

likeyoulove tudor queens series
Search our site
Last Letter from Istanbul by Lucy Foley Read the opening extract of the brand new Lucy Foley book before its publication on 19/03/2018

Graft by Martina Cole
  

Graft

Thriller / Suspense   Books for the Boys   eBook Favourites   
Download an extract Discuss on Facebook Discuss this book on our Crime/Mystery/Thriller Facebook group Share this book

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

The indisputable queen of the violent, gritty, gangland thriller which, although concentrates on the woman’s view of this seedy underworld, I wholeheartedly recommend her to the male reader too. Just try her, she’s got something special.

Comparison: Sheila Quigley, Mandasue Heller, Jake Arnott.
Similar this month: None, but try Margaret Murphy or Lynda La Plante.

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

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

Synopsis

Graft by Martina Cole

In her latest novel, Martina tells the story of Nick Leary - devoted father, loyal friend and shrewd businessman - and what happens when a masked intruder breaks into his home.... In her unique style, Martina Cole holds up a mirror to our society, writing about tough and often harrowing subjects in a brutally honest and compassionate way. Her characters are injected with sympathy and warmth and there is an honesty in her books that speaks to millions of people.

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 No one writes about East End women and their vagaries like Martina Cole Maxim Jakubowski, Murder One

'A powerful novel that pulls no punches... Cole has an ear for the vernacular of the East End, as well as an ability to portray the viciousness of life at the edge'
the Guide Guide

'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

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.

Photograph © Charlotte Murphy

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

11th November 2010

Author

Martina Cole

More books by Martina Cole
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.martinacole.co.uk/

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...
Loading twitter updates...

Publisher

Headline Book Publishing Ltd

Format

Paperback (a Format)
528 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Books for the Boys
eBook Favourites

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780755374137

I love Lovereading because I get to read great books and then get to tell everybody how good they are.

Sally Doel

It is a website dedicated to those who adore reading It really is a one stop shop for book lovers. Love it!

Edel Waugh

Lovereading has given me the opportunity to delve into new and exciting worlds of authors who I would never have tried before.

Glynis Elliott

The best new books on the market, reviewed honestly, to give your readers the best choices.

Julie Cook

Lovereading are lovely people who send me lovely books. What's not to love?

Gavin Dimmock

What can I say, the clue is in the title Lovereading - and awesome books.

Sarah Davis

I love reading because my cares & woes vanish for an hour or two whilst I read of the joys, adventures, lives of the characters in the book.

Jennifer Moville

The selections are so varied and the reader reviews are so helpful. A fantastic website for those who love books.

Ann Quintilla

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools