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An uncompromising and haunting story of betrayal and violence from the best-selling author Martina Cole. Freddie Jackson thinks he owns the underworld when he gets out of prison. He's done his time, made the right connections, and now he's ready to use them. His wife Jackie just wants her husband home, but she's forgotten the rows, the violence, and the girls Freddie can't leave alone. Bitter, resentful, and increasingly unstable, Jackie watches her life crumble while her little sister Maggie's star rises.

In love with Freddie's cousin Jimmy, Maggie is determined not to end up like her sister. Families should stick together, but behind closed doors, jealousy and betrayal can fester until everyone's life is infected. And for the Jacksons, loyalty cannot win out. Because in their world you can trust no one. In their world everyone is on the take.

©2005 Martina Cole (P)2012 Headline Digital

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  • 23-03-2018

Un-put-downable!!

the story and narration was great. lots of expletives, but necessary to capture the real characters in the story.

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  • Natalie Ruddock
  • 03-06-2020

omg amazing !!

I literally found excuses to be alone and listen to this book, the language used meant that I couldn't play it loud on my alexa around the kids but I have earphones so my phone was attached to me constantly. I was pulled into the story and loved every twist and turn. I gasped and laughed and almost cried throughout. a fantastic listen

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  • Reginald pelle
  • 18-03-2016

Gripping!

A gripping, but dark tale about a family detached from reality, with so many scars left unnoticed. Well written. Worth a listen!

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  • liam
  • 01-03-2015

Great

Slow starter but by the end i could not stop listening.
Great characters and storyline.
The 4 episode programme is not bad either

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  • bernie
  • 24-08-2020

A very good book

loved it from beginning to the end, an interesting and intriguing storyline which will have you hooked

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  • mrs norma m cooper
  • 15-02-2020

Brilliant story ruined by the narrator

I love Martina Cole's books but this narrator's voice really greated on my nerves. On checking I can see she's narrated for some other authors in this genre all I can say is I won't be getting anything she reads EVER!!!!!!!

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  • N.A.W.
  • 07-02-2020

Loved it as always

I am a great fan of all Martina’s books and love listening to them while walking the dog 👍🏻 this one doesn’t disappoint

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  • Steven Holt
  • 22-11-2019

Amazing

I could listen to it again straight away love Martina Cole!! Brilliantly written and so entertaining

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  • shona mckenzie
  • 09-07-2019

loved this book very gritty .

wonderful book couldn't stop listening to it. very well read . great insight by the author in to gangland way of life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-06-2019

one of martinas best

great listen, even though the attempt at a jamaican accent was almost painful to listen to

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  • Rian
  • 20-02-2019

Another stormer from Martina!

I love this book, my favourite by Martina and fab narration from Annie Aldington. Fabulous!

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