Born in 1959, Martina grew up in Essex to Irish Catholic parents, but her first book wasn't published until 1992. She is now the best-selling author of 19 novels, many of which are set in the Irish community in and around London. These include The Ladykiller, The Jump, Faceless, Maura's Game and Hard Girls. Martina has sold over ten million books in the UK alone.
Her gritty, haunting writing makes all of her books a gripping read. She's the author who never holds back and, as a result, Martina has become a phenomenon. Each of her novels seems to receive huge accolades; The Life was a number one best-seller for the tenth consecutive time, The Take and The Runway were both adapted for Sky One and received outstanding reviews, and two of her books have hit the stage: Two Women and The Graft. The Know topped The Sunday Times' hardback best-sellers list for seven weeks.
The twenty-second novel from Sunday Times No.1 bestseller, Martina Cole, author of DANGEROUS LADY, THE TAKE, THE GOOD LIFE and many more...Playing grown-ups, the future is theirs for the taking. Sharon Conway and Lenny Scott are childhood sweethearts. Everyone says they are too young, but nothing can keep them apart. Sharon doesn't question Lenny's business dealings and it isn't long before his reputation as a hard man destined for the top means they are living the good life with their sons. It leaves a stain on her heart for ever.
But one night Lenny doesn't come home. It isn't the first time he has gone AWOL. But it is his last. He is found murdered - beaten to death in an act of brutality that shocks even the police. And Sharon never knows why. Old wounds will surface. Now, twenty years later, Sharon is about to find out the truth. Such a crime cannot go unpunished. Revenge is long overdue. The time has come to...GET EVEN