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Publisher's Summary

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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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
  • 06-03-20

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
  • 03-18-16

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
  • 03-01-15

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-02-22

Great book

loved it, read the book after the film and will look forward to reading another by the same author

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  • pauline
  • 12-15-21

good

Good all round love Martina Cole and audio is great for when iam at work

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  • miss l gerrard
  • 10-06-21

Couldn’t stop listening

Enjoyed every minute of this book. The story was fantastic and narrated so well. I couldn’t stop listening.

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  • Karenjdee
  • 04-13-21

The Take

As I had watched the TV series, I'd thought I would listen to the book....very good , great narration. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  • bernie
  • 08-24-20

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
  • 02-15-20

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.
  • 02-07-20

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