Author(s): Martina Cole
Crime Fiction | No Category
The powerfully addictive new novel from the No. 1 bestseller Gabby looked at the woman she had hated nearly all her life. Then she sat down on the ladder-backed chair, put her face into her bloodied hands and cried. To the outside world, Cynthia Tailor is a woman to envy; she has a devoted husband, a lovely home and two gorgeous children. But Cynthia is deeply unhappy with her lot; she has always craved the best things in life, and is determined to see that she gets them. Cynthia will let nothing stand in her way, even if it means devastation and tragedy for those nearest to her. And the casualties are many: her husband Jimmy, weak and unable fight the wife he can never please; her sister Celeste, from whom Cynthia steals her most precious possession; and her parents, Mary and Jack, who pick up the pieces. But the victims who suffer the most are Cynthia's children. For James Junior and Gabby, the pain she causes will stay with them for ever...
Martina Cole is the No. 1 bestselling author of seventeen hugely successful novels. Her most recent novel, THE FAMILY, went straight to No. 1 on the Sunday Times hardback bestseller list and was the No. 1 bestselling hardback adult fiction title of 2010. THE TAKE, which won the British Book Award for Crime Thriller of the Year in 2006, was adapted for Sky One. THE RUNAWAY has also followed. Two of her novels have been adapted for stage, TWO WOMEN and THE GRAFT, which were both highly acclaimed when performed at the Theatre Royal Stratford East. Martina Cole is a phenomenon. Her hard-hitting, uncompromising and haunting writing makes for an incredible read, and sales of her books now stand at over ten million copies. She is the person who dares to tell it like it really is.