Martina Cole was born and brought up in Essex on a similar council estate as to where many of her books are set. She wrote her first novel, Dangerous Lady, when she was twenty but didn't do anything with it until ten years later. Since then she has written a book nearly every year, almost every single one of which has topped the bestseller charts. Her novels have been adapted into both television programmes and stage plays.
**Martina Cole is back. Pre-order her brand new novel now.**
The Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller and 'undisputed queen of crime writing' (Guardian) is back. The biggest selling female crime writer in the UK, Martina's unique and powerful novels have gripped their readers for twenty-five years, and include Dangerous Lady, The Take and Damaged.
Diana Davies has been head of the family business since the death of her husband, an infamous bank robber. She's a woman in a man's world, but no one messes with her.
Her only son, Angus, is a natural born villain, but he needs to earn Diana's trust before she'll allow him into the business.
Once he's proved he has the brains to run their clubs in Marbella, he is given what he's always wanted. It's the beginning of a reign of terror that knows no bounds.
But Angus has a blind spot: his wife, Lorna, and their three kids, Angus Junior, Sean and Eilish. And as the next generation enters the business, Angus has a painful truth to learn. Even when it comes to family, he must show no mercy...