By Martina Cole
The race is on for DCI Kate Burrows in No. 1 bestseller Martina Cole's new serial killer thriller. She must stop the killer before more innocent girls die.
Damaged is the explosive new novel from Sunday Times No.1 bestseller, Martina Cole, and sees the return of her iconic heroine DCI Kate Burrows. The 'undisputed queen of crime writing' (Guardian) and the biggest selling female crime writer in the UK, Martina's unique, powerful storytelling includes Dangerous Lady, The Ladykiller, Betrayal and many more.
DCI Kate Burrows might be retired, but when the bodies of missing schoolgirls start turning up in Grantley, she's the first person DCI Annie Carr calls for help.
Life for Kate and ex-gangster Patrick Kelly is thrown into chaos when his long lost son turns up out of the blue, bringing trouble with him. This new case could be just what Kate needs.
But as the body count grows, Kate and Annie face a race against the clock.
Without any clear leads, can they stop the killer before another schoolgirl dies?
Martina Cole is the acknowledged queen of crime drama with more than twenty novels to her name, of which over a dozen have been No.1 bestsellers.
Several of Martina's novels have been adapted for the screen, including The Take and The Runaway which were shown on Sky 1 to remarkable reviews. In addition, Two Women and The Graft have been adapted for the stage; both were highly acclaimed when performed at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, which also staged Dangerous Lady in 2012, celebrating twenty years since Martina's debut novel was published.
Martina Cole is a phenomenon. She continues to smash sales records with each of her books, which have sold thirteen million copies. In 2011 Martina surpassed the £50 million sales mark since records began and was the first British female novelist for adult audiences to achieve this - and she has spent more weeks in the No. 1 slot on the original fiction bestseller list than any other adult novelist. Her hard-hitting, uncompromising and haunting writing is in a genre all its own - no one writes like Martina.
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28 Jun 2018
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With the return of some of her best-loved characters and lashings of her usual grit, Cole fans will lap this up — Heat
Cole writes hard-hitting reads and fans will love this one — Sun
She's a total one-off — Guardian
The queen of crime — Woman & Home
The stuff of legend — Mirror
A gripping page-turner — Lady
Yet again Cole shows herself to be a superb storyteller — The Times
With the return of some of her best-loved characters and lashings of her usual grit, Cole fans will lap this up
Cole writes hard-hitting reads and fans will love this one
She's a total one-off
The queen of crime
The stuff of legend
A gripping page-turner
Yet again Cole shows herself to be a superb storyteller