The Family: A dark thriller of loyalty, crime and corruption (Paperback)
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The Family: A dark thriller of loyalty, crime and corruption (Paperback)

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Paperback 592 Pages / Published: 12/05/2011
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Once you're in the family, you're in it for life...

Devastatingly powerful, THE FAMILY by the 'undisputed queen of crime writing' (Guardian) and Sunday Times No.1 bestseller Martina Cole reaches the darkest corners of family life. Philip Murphy expects loyalty from their nearest and dearest - for better or for worse...

Family is everything for the Murphy clan. Philip runs his business empire with the help of his brother, and dotes on his two sons who will, one day, take over.

His wife Christine is his perfect match. She'd always dreamed of a big happy family and, when she married into the Murphys, she thought she'd found one. But when that illusion is shattered, she's already in too deep.

The Murphys are dangerous and Christine can't unsee the horrors she has now been forced to open her eyes to. But nor can she escape them.

For more stories centred on family life, check out FACES, THE FAITHLESS and BETRAYAL. Martina Cole explores loyalty, protection, and how the ties that bind us can also sometimes choke the very thing we want to protect...

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780755375516
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 394 g
Dimensions: 202 x 144 x 38 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Right from the start [Cole] has enjoyed unqualified approval for her distinctive and powerfully written fiction' The Times Intensely readable Guardian 'Martina Cole explores the shady criminal underworld, a setting she is fast making her own' Sunday Express 'Utterly compelling' Mirror 'The story will grip you from the first pages' Best 'Gritty novel from an author who knows intimately the world she writes about' Express 'Cole is brilliant at portraying the good among the bad, and vice versa, so until the very end we never quite know who to trust. This is the very stuff that makes her so compelling' Daily Mirror

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Rachel Bridgeman

“Not keeping me up all night anymore :(”

I used to love Martina Cole, gripping stories, well drawn characters, punchy writing.
Now she just seems to rehash her previous novels, a plot strand here, a stereotype there, what's gone wrong?
Major fan for... More

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Helpful? Upvote 46

“Loathed it!”

This books contains the most disgusting language and the story seems to catapult from one gratuitously violent scene to another. I would not have bought this if I had browsed through it in store but I bought it on... More

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Helpful? Upvote 32

“Not her best”

SYNOPSIS:
Phillip Murphy is the king of being a family man. Family is the most important thing to him. No matter what! Christine is such a fragile woman, being part of the Murphy family is sometimes hard to deal... More

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