Martina Cole was born and brought up in Essex. She is the bestselling author of ten novels set in London's gangland, and, as well as her latest hardback, her most recent two paperbacks have gone straight to No. 1 in the Sunday Times on first publication.
'There's some fascinating vernacular. The author is taking the reader into Irvine Welsh territory and beyond' Daily Telegraph, 4/12/04 -- Daily Telegraph 20041204 'A touch of the Tony Martins as Cole thrashes out the repercussions with very little guile but all the usual gumption' Mirror, 15/10/04 -- Mirror 20041015 'Her gripping plots pack a mean emotional punch, and this latest is no exception' Mail on Sunday, 17/10/04 -- Mail on Sunday 20041017 'Martina Cole deals with a gritty contemporary subject in an intelligent and compassionte way that's bound to make you think' Daily Express, 16/7/05 -- Daily Express 20050716