Together, she and her brother Michael are unbeatable: the Queen and King of organised crime, they run the pu ...more
Well Martina Cole would have smelled even better if I were still 17. I think I will never forget Jennifer Parker from Sheldon's 'Ra ...more
Back Cover Blurb:
No one thinks a seventeen year old girl can take on the hard men of London's gangland, but its a mistake to underestimate Maura Ryan: she's tough, clever and beautiful - and she's determined that nothing will stand in her way.
Together, she and her brother Michael are unbeatable: the Queen and King of organised crime. But notoriety has its price. The police are determined to put away Maura once and for all - and not everyone in ...more
This was my first ever read of Martina Cole, but it so won't be the last. I'm looking forward to reading all of her books now.
Sadly all the other of Cole's books I've read since, maybe 2 0r 3 of them, have been pretty much identical, full of cold-hearted vicious thugs with no redeeming features so I don't read them anymore.
A very good read. One of my favourites of Martina’s. Maura is an interesting character (and one of my preferred female leads of recent reads). I look forward to reading the sequel!
Martina Cole is a name we have grown up with in our house. My mum has read Martina Cole's books for as long as I can remember and every Christmas my Dad has bought her Cole's new release as a gift. Since getting back into reading in my late teens she has tried relentlessly to get me to read her books. After me and my Boyfriend watched Tom Hardy's film Legend, centred around the notorious Kray twins I fancied a crime/ gangster novel so thought...more
So I give it 4 stars (it's really 4.5...wish we could do half stars on this site). I'll start with what I didn't like that kept it from getting that last half star. There are huge gaps in time in ...more
Cole walks us through the lives of the Ryans, from the birth of Maura to her climb to being the biggest badass name in London and beyond. Maura blasts through glass ceilings at a time when women were expected to stay home and have babies in a world dominated by men. But she does so through her work, her cleverness, and her getting stuck right in.
We also get to ...more
Absolutely amazing ,this book takes you in from the first page and what a rollercoaster of a ride 10/10 Martina Cole and the audio with this book is also brilliant brilliantly read 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 on to the next book , I read theses book when they first came out and reading them again awesome, I feel that I know each and every character in theses book, thank you Martina for all the time and hard work that you put into all your books 📚
This is only the second Martina Cole book I have read, the first being Two Women. I couldn't put them down. I'm now hooked on this fantastic author. They are fast paced, interesting and now I cannot wait to see what happens to Maura and Terry.
A real page turner I enjoyed every bit of this book, Martina Cole has been recommended to me by many people now I have bitten the bullet I am hooked!!
I look forward to making the long journey through the words of Martina cole.