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 Good Life
Cain Moran wanted Jenny Riley more than he had ever wanted anyone or anything before in his life. But loving Jenny Riley was the easy part; it was telling his wife he wanted a divorce that was going to be the killer...Jenny is not just any girl. She cares nothing for Cain's hard-man reputation - she just wants to be with him. But Cain is not a free man. And he's about to find out that when his wife Caroline said 'til death us do part, she meant it.
When Cain is sentenced to life in prison it seems that Caroline might have got her wish. All Cain and Jenny know is that if their love can survive such separation, then one day they will have a chance at the Good Life together again. But there are greater trials ahead than either can foresee. They're about to learn the hardest lesson of all: LIVE THE GOOD LIFE. PAY THE PRICE.