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The Business by Martina Cole
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Dec 12, 2009

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bookshelves: crime, martina-cole, paperback

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.

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