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When the police tell Joanie Brewer that a child's body has been found, her darkest fears are realized. She thinks she's in the know when it comes to w...

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“KNOWLEDGE CAN BE DANGEROUS”

published 27/09/2004

ProEngaging, well written, gritty story

ConsSensitive issues included

Given that crime fiction, psycho thrillers is perhaps my favourite genre, it may seem strange to some that until recently I had never read an offering by Martina Cole. Ms Cole is a best selling author in her field and many of her books have been dramatised for TV series, such as Dangerous Lady...

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“In the know........”

published 03/09/2004

ProA great read

ConsThere was an ending!

The novel, "The Know", is the most recent of stories by the acclaimed criminal and seedy underworld expert, Martina Cole. As were the previous nine books before this, The Know (released in 2003) was a number one bestseller and highly praised. Martina Cole seems to write with apparent ease: her...

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Super

ProWell written

ConsWill scare parents

Ever since I read my first Martina Cole I’ve been obsessed with her ability to make criminals, prostitutes and drug-dealers part of my world, as if they live next door. I have to admit that before I found Cole, I had little or no interest in the world of falling down council estates and more...

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Excellent

ProA compelling well written novel

ConsMay offend some readers

A review of 'The Know' by Martina Cole I was first introduced to Martina Cole's work by my mother, who in her own inimitable way handed me a book called 'The Know' and stated that it was a 'disgusting' book, so she thought I might like it..... There started my collecting of Martina Cole novels...

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Satisfactory

“Gangsters, Pimps and Whores”

published 09/01/2004

ProWell written.

ConsSensitive issues tackled badly. Shocking.

I’ve introduced quite a number of Ciao members to Martina Cole. I’m not a bookworm but occasionally I find a book that I just cant put down and in the case of Martina Cole I now wait with baited breath until she publishes a new title! The Know is the most recent of Cole’s work to be published...

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Super

ProAddictive plot

ConsSickening and worrying

Here is yet another offering from our mutual friend, Ms. Cole. Welcome to the world according to Joanie Brewer, and the criminal ins and outs of her and hers. Caring Joan would do anything for her children to the point of selling her own body. Joan has three kids, each with their own personality...

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“In the Know”

published 29/12/2003

ProAnother fine offering with strong characters, good...

ConsDeals with paedophiles so can be a bit sickening

"The Know" - another fine offering from Martina Cole. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ B asics ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Currently in Hardback only Published October 27th 2003 404 Pages ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~ Synopsis ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~...

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Excellent

ProIt is so exciting and you really dont know what is...

Consi was on holiday and couldnt put it down so i spen...

I absolutely loved this book. It took me a few chapters to get into it. Cleverly Martina's prologue has alreadly let the reader know that the main character Joanie's daughter is dead so that builds up the suspense because you are waiting for her to disappear! There are so many points in the book...

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Excellent

“Brilliant.”

published 26/05/2007

ProAmazing, compelling read

ConsDidn't want it to end!

After having read 5 of Martina Cole's other works previously and having loved them all; I couldn't wait to read The Know. Although I did wonder whether it would be up to par with the high expectations I have of Cole's books. It did not disappoint. At all. In my opinion, one of her finest books...

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Not for me

“Pointless”

published 01/11/2005

ProVery easy language to read

ConsTerribly written. Left nasty taste in mouth

This is the first Martina Cole I have read and definitely will be the last. The subject of the book was horrible which I can deal with but not one of the characters was developed well and I felt that there was no need to make the book so unbelievably depressing (there is not one happy event in...

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