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Broken

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  2,487 Ratings  ·  52 Reviews
DI Kate Burrows thought she'd never face a killer like the Grantley Ripper again. But she was wrong. One by one, children are being abandoned. Thankfully, they're rescued from harm. Then one victim is not so lucky, and Kate knows she's in a race against time to save lives. As a parent herself, Kate's finding the case tough and she needs the support of her lover, Patrick Ke ...more
Paperback, 660 pages
Published June 4th 2001 by Headline
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Amanda
Sep 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
The first time I ever read a Martina Cole I confess I was rather taken aback by some of the language which used as I felt that it was too much and used far too often. This may have been one of her earliest books as I believe that it has toned down over the years. The language is there but not in he frequency it was before. Bad language does not offend me but I know some people are easily offended by such usage.

This is a brilliant, well written and plotted book but some readers may find the plot
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Ann York
Mar 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This one is like a follow on from the ladykiller it is about th di kate burrows trying found out why some children are being abandoned and she is having some personal things going on her life too it is a very good read andit does get you gripped from the start to the finish
Rebecca Carter
Apr 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
A friend had given me a few of Martina Cole's books after I said I would like something different to read from what I usually do read.
This book along with some of her others are brilliant but this really did get to me.
Obviously if your a Martina fan, you know she doesn't hold back (I absolutely love the way she writes...saaarthh Landen).
Broken is raw, on edge, tough and got me wanting to jump in the book and throttle (putting it lightly) those disgusting, vile people. I couldn't put the book do
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Nicola Woznica


Wow what a great sequel to ladykillers excellent
Angela Oatham
Still my favourite Martina Cole.
Keith Barraclough
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another exceptional read. Keeps you gripped page after page after page
Jane
Oct 19, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2
Detective Inspector Kate Burrows has a tough case to crack.... when a number of local children are found abandoned.......in some cases killed, their abusive parents are blamed. she also has problems in her personal life when a woman is murdered in her -ex con- boy fiends club. I figured I ought to try a crime book because I needed to break out of my usual 'romance' genre. ...... I was kept in suspense throughout the book, which is good so I think it was pretty much a good choice for my 'first' b ...more
Theweebarrell
Nov 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing
DI Kate Burrows thought she'd never face a killer like the Grantley Ripper again. But she was wrong. One by one, children are being abandoned. Thankfully, they're rescued from harm. Then one victim is not so lucky, and Kate knows she's in a race against time to save lives. As a parent herself, Kate's finding the case tough and she needs the support of her lover, Patrick Kelly, more than ever. But Patrick's got problems of his own...

An earlier book of Martina's but no different from the others a
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Di Castle
Mar 28, 2013 rated it liked it

This was my first Martina Cole and I enjoyed the relationship between the two police officers and the plot was well crafted. However, I did feel there were too many characters, many introduced very near the end of the book who played no part in solving the mystery. I also felt it laboured the child pornography theme to too great an extent. I am not sure whether I will read another Martina Cole book as there are so many others I want to read on my shelf.
Joan
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Its been several weeks since I have read a book which has gripped me as much as this one did - and its my first Martina Cole novel as well, which means there are a lot more of her books to read! The language used and the story line of the police attempts to solve the child abuse and murder cases were difficult subjects but dealt with in such a way that I found the book riveting.
Pauline
Nov 29, 2008 rated it liked it
Read one of her books years ago and didn't like it at all.Think I got this in a swap when I was just swapping for anything.Must say though it wasn't a bad read and I may read more of hers just not sure yet.
Nessa
Mar 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another amazing book from Martina Cole. I was gripped from start to finish. I loved that this book had characters Kate & Patrick again, taken from her book The Ladykiller.

Thoroughly enjoyable. :-)
Katie Huscroft
Nov 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This storyline was superb. There was so much going on in this book it was packed full of action. Kate was such a strong female character in this book she was full of woman power. Such a horrific storyline but Martina wrote it fantastic. Praise for Martina Cole!
Wendy Ching
Aug 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
this book took me by surprise. I have spent too long reading silly romances. this book is a real masterpiece. the story is so full and rich yet not complicated. Im looking forward to reading more of Martina Cole.
Merryll
Jan 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
I found this book compelling, gutsy and just a tad unbelievable but enjoyable all the same. There were a LOT of characters which kept the brain working overtime. I certainly hope that this book is a work of fiction as it's content is confronting and more than disturbing.
Georgina
Jul 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crime-fiction
I'm a late starter where reading Martina Cole is concerned but she hasn't failed me yet. The books set in Grantley with DI Burrows and Patrick Kelly are my favorites (Lady Killer, Broken & Hard. Girls). Fab!
Lotcamonly
kids are the best gifts anywoman could have... pls dont tear them apart.. take good care of them cos they are the best....
Linda Saunders
Nov 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Broken

Gripping gangland story i could not put the book down looking forward to reading more of Martina Coles exciting books
Sheila Stewart
MAYBE ONE OF HER BEST
Tanya
Dec 31, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Once again, I've loved Martina's writing style and the topics she chooses not to ignore
Janine Causley
Sep 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing


follow on from the ladykillers this is a complete page turner brilliantly written I couldn't put it down
Gemma Bull
Mar 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
My favourite Martina Cole book
Terry Callister
Jul 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
My first ever Martina Cole novel to read. Very good story although the use of bad language is a bit over the top I thought. I will read more of her books.
Maria Daines
Jun 24, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Another brilliant Martina Cole story.
Tanis
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Martina Cole never lets me down, another great read from her. I think this one is one of her best.
Emma Williams
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book as I do all the others. I love Kate and Patrick. So glad you wrote another story about them. Looking forward to reading more of your books
Tammi Ashbee
Jul 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic
Trudy
Jan 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Love this book x
Nicky Gallop
Jan 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
fantastic follow on from ladykiller, couldnt put it down! !
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Martina Cole was born and brought up in Essex. She is the bestselling author of fourteen novels set in London's gangland, and her most recent three paperbacks have gone straight to No. 1 in the Sunday Times on first publication. Total sales of Martina's novels stand at over eight million copies.


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