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.
Betrayal is the twenty-third novel from Sunday Times No.1 bestseller, Martina Cole, author of books including The Good Life, Two Women and Get Even. As one of the biggest female crime writers in the UK, Martina has a powerful way of depicting her scenes and characters and is back without disappointment, introducing to you two brand new characters; head of the family Aiden O’Hara and the mother of his son Jade Dixon. In Aiden and Jade’s world, trusting the right people is crucial to surviving. But when you reach the top, can you really trust anyone?
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