Susan's Reviews > The Business

The Business by Martina Cole
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
1727827
's review
Dec 12, 09

liked it
bookshelves: crime, martina-cole, paperback
Read in November, 2009

Hmm...this book is difficult for me to rate. The Business was my first introduction to Martina Cole and one of those impulse buys while doing a weekly shop.

The story took me a while to get into and I found the setting - the heart of London's gangster culture - disturbing and at times, difficult & unpleasant to read. However, Martina Cole's writing makes it a page turner and it gripped me enough to stay with it until the end.

My heart went out to the little two year old Jordanna, and I was horrified by what she had to witness and go through so early on in her life. I think it's this aspect that made The Business initially such an uncomfortable read because it gives the reader a stirring that this is what life is really like for some people.

Whether you like it or love it, Martina Cole has the gift for telling a gritty and unforgettable story. And, yes, I *will* read her books again - but perhaps one that doesn't have such full-on swearing with every character.

1 like · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The Business.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.