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The Take

By Martina Cole

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Highly acclaimed for her hard-hitting, uncompromising and haunting writing, as well as her phenomenal Numer 1 success, Martina Cole is the only author who dares to tell it like it is

Freddie Jackson thinks he owns the underworld when he gets out of prison. He’s done his time, made the right connections, and now he’s ready to use them. His wife Jackie just wants her husband home, but she’s forgotten the rows, the violence, and the girls Freddie can’t leave alone. Bitter, resentful, and increasingly unstable, Jackie watches her life crumble while her little sister Maggie’s star rises. In love with Freddie’s cousin Jimmy, Maggie is determined not to end up like her sister.

Families should stick together, but behind closed doors, jealousy and betrayal can fester until everyone’s life is infected. And for the Jacksons, loyalty cannot win out. Because in their world you can trust no one. In their world everyone is on the take.

Biographical Notes

Martina Cole was born and brought up in Essex. She is the bestselling author of eleven novels set in London's gangland, and her most recent two paperbacks, as well as her latest hardback, have gone straight to No. 1 in the Sunday Times on first publication.

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  • ISBN: 9780755327607
  • Publication date: 07 Nov 2005
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'Martina tells it like it really is and her unique, honest and compassionate style shines through in her latest novel... A gritty tale that will keep you hooked and a must-read for Martina Cole fans'

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