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By Martina Cole

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Martina's 13th novel is a guaranteed hardback bestseller

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

After the recent runaway success of THE TAKE, Martina's new novel, CLOSE, is the story of the women who are left behind. Set in London's dark and violent gangland, this novel tells the tale of a gutsy mother and her two sons, and their lives in and out of jail. With her characteristically haunting writing and visceral subject matter, Martina Cole, has written yet another compulsive bestseller.

Biographical Notes

Martina Cole was born and brought up in Essex. She is the bestselling author of twelve 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: 9780755332236
  • Publication date: 19 Oct 2006
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