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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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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

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  • MRS
  • BIGGIN HILL WESTERHAM, United Kingdom
  • 06-05-17

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.

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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.

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Hooked

Great story, son well written you feel as though you are part of it all, brilliant narrator too

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Great Read

What a great read. I really enjoyed this book. Excellent narrator. Martina Cole at her best.

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Powerful

This is the best Martina Cole for me yet. Great story telling by Annie Aldington.

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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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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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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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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