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Danger and violence have always been part of Sue Dalston's East End upbringing and in sheer desperation she kills her brutal husband. When she is celled up with murderess Matilda Enderby, their lives b...

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“Women = Good. Men = Bad.”

published 21/09/2004

Compelling, great characters, twists and turns thr...

Swearing, violence.

INTRODUCTION I have phases of reading. I always have at least one book on the go, but sometimes reading gets pushed to the back of the queue. First it was the Olympics, then a rather dull Pratchett book that prioritised other things over reading. However, this week, the situation has been...

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“Put this down? Criminal...”

published 27/04/2006

Compelling, well constructed tale

You have to put your life on hold

I put off reading Martina Cole for years, mostly because her books suddenly seemed to be everywhere and she appeared to be terribly prolific, which for some reason annoyed me at the time - probably because I quite fancied being her! Bored one day I picked up a copy of another of her novels...

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Excellent

A very readable novel from a popular author

Strong language and unsavoury subject matter may u...

Martina Cole is a popular novelist, known for her gritty, gutsy, no holds barred style of writing. If readers have experienced any of her other books, they will know that Ms Cole's novels are usually set in the seedy back streets of London's underworld, an area ruled by violence, hard men and...

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“LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING”

published 14/10/2004

Gritty, addictive, thrilling storyline

Violence, bad language, "phases" last too long

Having been so impressed by my first Martina Cole experience (see previous review “Knowledge can be Dangerous”), it’s hardly surprising that I’ve picked up another book by the same author so soon. It looks as if Martina Cole’s central theme is “strong” East End women, who demonstrate...

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Excellent

“Two women, one amazing book!”

published 05/03/2012

Superb writing, addictive read.

Maybe too gritty for some.

Sue Dalston has had a childhood that many would consider as being “dragged up, not brought up”. The youngest child in a well known small time villain family, living in the lower classed end of the East end, she has seen more danger than many will see in a lifetime. From her early teens she is...

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Excellent

A get you in the guts book

Bad language may offend some

My husband's Nan lent me this book and promised me a good read. Well to be honest I wasn't that hopeful because I thought it might be a bit tame, I was expecting an old Granny love story - how wrong I was. This is the first book I have read by Martina Cole, and I am sure now that I will reading a...

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Excellent

“Two Women- Martina Cole”

published 01/02/2004

Lovable characters

You must assume things

Well, my Mother and Aunt were delighted with this author, and I must admit that I agree with them. This is the first book I have read by Cole, and she has instantly become one of my favorite authors. I began reading it when I had nothing to do one night, and became instantly hooked. This is the...

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Excellent

Great read Compelling

Grim in parts

What makes someone smash their husband's head in with a claw hammer repeatedly 105 times? My Thoughts: This is the question you will ask yourself at the beginning of your book and after a long but effortless read you will finally know the answer. This book is easy to read and the story is so...

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Excellent

“Brilliant Gritty read”

published 02/08/2012

Fantastic read, really engaging story

Some very disturbing and shocking depictions of ch...

I am and avid reader of books. I started off only ready one author but this last two years have branched out and have been discovering new authors and genres and absolutely loving it. For me there's nothing better than tucking up in bed at night with a good book. After watching two of Martina...

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Excellent

“Defiantly Worth Reading”

published 09/01/2003

Enjoyable read

keep you up all night reading it

I hadn't ever read any of Martina Cole's books, but while browsing round a carboot one day i cam across Two Women, i read the back cover and thought i would give it a go. I am a great reader, but i need a book to be well written, interesting and hard to put down, i wondered if Two Women would do...

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Excellent

“Well worth a read”

published 17/08/2000

A really good read

You won't want to put it down

We recently read this book on ukmother.com and all met up afterwards to review it. I found the book to be really good only problem was that once you'd picked it up it was very difficult to put down. Although the book is fictious it was very easy to relate it to real life and when you sat and...

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Good

“Martina Cole same ol same ol”

published 13/02/2001

ok for train reading

paper back book is the same size as hard back and ...

I got this book as a christmas present the year before last and read it in about 3 hours. The story was a good story, but I found, as with most of Martina Cole's books, very predictable. Still, it was good to read on the train on the way to and from work and I didn't miss any stops this time...

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Excellent

published 24/07/2008

Martina Cole has done it again...her books make you feel like you are actually watching from the sidelines. I absolutely love her writing. The passion that she writes with makes you never want to put her books down. Excellent story.

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Excellent

“Ohh what a book”

published 22/08/2001

A good read

None

This was one book I could not put down. It was the first Martina Cole book I have read (have since read 3 more) but it was more than gripping. I am an avid book reader and there is nothing better than a story that makes you want to go out and buy the rest of a particular authors work, which is...

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Super

“A much better attempt”

published 02/07/2000

Meaty enough to last a while

A bit predictable

Having read The Ladykiller by the same author, and being very disappointed I was not particularly looking forward to reading this one and nearly didn't bother. However, this is a far better book. Although still with it's weaknesses, Cole seems to have developed a better style and although some...

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