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Publisher's Summary

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. And your family should be closest of all.

Patrick Brodie knows exactly how far he's prepared to go to get what he wants. And he wants it all. Now. Before long, Patrick has become a legend in his own lifetime. Violently.

Lily Diamond is different from the kind of woman Patrick is normally attracted to. But together they are determined that their children will have everything they didn't. Until the unthinkable happens, and Lily is left on her own to look after their family in a dangerous world. The Brodies must stay close to survive. But as everyone knows, your sins will find you out.

©2006 Martina Cole (P)2017 Headline Publishing Group Limited

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    gambling_man UK 04/04/2017
    gambling_man UK 04/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Brilliant"

    Martina Cole back to her best. A truly stunning book made even better by Annie Aldington doing the reading. book of the year so far

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    MRS BIGGIN HILL WESTERHAM, United Kingdom 06/05/2017
    MRS BIGGIN HILL WESTERHAM, United Kingdom 06/05/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "TERRIFIC, FIRST BOOK TO MAKE ME CRY!"

    I love MCs books and there is no other narrator that is a brilliant as Annie Aldington, superb!
    I must admit I did find it a bit samey and it didn't hold my attention completely until half way, maybe book 2 onwards. From then on it got going and I kept wanting to listen to it but at the same time didn't want it to end!
    A few eye opening bits I had guessed earlier but that didn't stop it being a great read.
    The ending is so touching and I never thought I would cry at a Martina Cole book but cry I did!
    Definitely a great book. I knocked a point off of being a five star purely because of the first half.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nina 09/10/2017
    Nina 09/10/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "fantastic"

    loved it from start to finish. recomend this book to anyone. kept u in your toes.

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    Mr. J. C. Tarry 06/09/2017
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    "Brilliant"

    I think this needs to be re edited there's a bit of a mess up around 6:25 in to the book other then that thoroughly enjoyed

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    SueR 04/09/2017
    SueR 04/09/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "worth listening to not in front of the kids"

    thought enjoyed one of MC better ones narrator was very good made you feel as you part of the story

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    FELICITY GAINARD 06/05/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Slow start"

    Very slow boring start to the first half , but loved the second half with an unexpected twist at the end ! Annie aldington is just the best

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    Angela J Bailey 01/05/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Not martin as usual standard"

    I love Martina Cole books, but this one isn't the usual standard.

    This one just didn't have the usual gripping elements of the book.

    It felt as though the parts were explained rather than "dropped" in front of the reader (listener).

    It's a shame, I guessed the ending and was waiting for it to happen, but the book seemed uneventful and very very long and this is such a shame.

    Maybe it's the way I which the book has been adapted for audible, the narrator as always was good, just something didn't work for me.

    I'll of course await Martinas next book, I'm still a loyal fan and hope the next one is back to her old style.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    vivienne 30/04/2017
    vivienne 30/04/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "Never disappoints... great story"

    I love this type of gripping storyline of hard times and crime with loyalty and survival.

    Was captivating and really enjoyed.

    Can't wait for the next one..

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    Amazon Customer 24/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Good"

    loved the story. but be warned there is a lot of bad language in it. good story though.

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    Clare 16/04/2017
    Clare 16/04/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Back to the old style Martina Cole"

    I enjoyed this book much more than I expected. It was a return to the old style of an almost biographical account of a figure in London beginning in the 50's and 60's.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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