The Ladykiller - Martina Cole

Community images

  • The Ladykiller - Martina Cole

The Ladykiller - Martina Cole

Patrick Kelly is a hard man, his one soft spot is his daughter, Mandy. When she falls victim to a sadistic rapist Kelly wants revenge, with or without...

> Show product information

Characters
How does it compare ...
How does it compare ...
Readability
Story

User reviews

Filter by
Review type
  • standard reviews (11)
Product rating
  • (7)
  • (3)
  • (1)
Sort by Helpfulness
  • Helpfulness
  • Product rating
  • Date

Super

“'Masochist Monthly', anyone?”

published 06/05/2005

ProA great read, unputdownable!!

ConsDifficult subject matter!

Having finished reading two good biographies, I wanted to find a good fiction novel to get into. I picked up several and tried a few pages, but couldn't really get into them. So I turned to a reliable source of literary entertainment - Martina Cole. The Ladykiller was the eighth book of hers that...

> Read review

Would you read it again?
Story
Characters
Readability
How does it compare to similar books?

Did you find this review helpful? Yes 0

Super

“DON'T HAVE NIGHTMARES”

published 05/04/2004

ProAnother gripping read, excellent character develop...

ConsNot particularly original, occasional cliches

To the outside world, George Markham seems like a normal man. In his early 50s, henpecked by his wife, facing redundancy at work and a bit of a loner with few friends, he probably seems a bit of a misfit, but he’s harmless enough. Even his domineering wife, Elaine, thinks he’s harmless, and...

> Read review

Would you read it again?
Story
Characters
Readability
How does it compare to similar books?

Did you find this review helpful? Yes 0

Excellent

“A Criminally Good Read...”

published 07/12/2002

ProGritty realistic storyline with believable charact...

ConsCouldn't put it down...

George Markham, to the outside world is an unassuming sort of person. At first glance he seems like just another ordinary guy; he’s quiet, has a good job, a nice car and lives with his wife in suburbia. Look a little deeper and you’ll find a man who’s more than a bit hen-pecked and nagged by his...

> Read review

Would you read it again?
Story
Characters
Readability
How does it compare to similar books?

Did you find this review helpful? Yes 0

Excellent

“I loved this book”

published 13/01/2002

ProGood read, great detail

ConsSometimes repeatative

I read one of Martina Cole’s books called Two Women and was thoroughly impressed by her gripping story lines, so I just had to read Lady Killer, and was deeply impressed with this best seller. The story starts with a guy called George Markham, and describes his normal living life with his wife...

> Read review

Would you read it again?
Story
Characters
Readability
How does it compare to similar books?

Did you find this review helpful? Yes 0

Super

“Another great read”

published 09/01/2003

ProBrilliant suspence read

ConsHard to put down

I bought The Lady Killer by Martina Cole as i had just finished reading one of her other books that i had got from a carboot sale Two Woman, i enjoyed it so much i just had to get another of her books and i wasn't disappointed. It had me up again all night reading just another chapter then...

> Read review

Would you read it again?
Story
Characters
Readability
How does it compare to similar books?

Did you find this review helpful? Yes 0

Excellent

Progripping, thrilling, fascinating, amazing!!

Consnone

I have read so many Martina Cole books, but this is by far the best one I've ever read! I've read it 3 times now, and I could quite happily read it again! The story is based around the Grantley Ripper, a sadistic, sexual murderer, otherwise known as George Markham. He commits these heinous crimes...

> Read review

Would you read it again?
Story
Characters
Readability
How does it compare to similar books?

Did you find this review helpful? Yes 0

Excellent

“MARTINA COLE THE LADY KILLER”

published 19/02/2007

ProA REAL PAGE TURNER, GRIPPING CHARACTERS,BRILLIANT...

ConsSUCH A BRILLIANT READ I CANT FIND ANY DISADVANTAGE...

AN ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT READ, I LOVE MARTINA COLE AND CANT BELIEVE HOW GREAT ALL HER BOOKS ARE, THIS ONE DEFINITLY DIDNT CHANGE MY OPINION. THE STORY LINE IS BASED ON THREE MAIN CHARACTERS GEORGE MARKHAM, KATE BURROWS AND PATRICK KELLY, ALL THE CHARACTERS ARE DESCRIBED BRILLIANTLY AND I REALLY...

> Read review

Would you read it again?
Story
Characters
Readability
How does it compare to similar books?

Did you find this review helpful? Yes 0

Excellent

Provery good read

Consnone

Martina Cole was born in avely in Essex, and was part of a large family. She has been wrighting since she was a child, but she didnt start making a living from it untill she was 25. Her first novel was Dangerous lady. The price or the book is £5.99. The main characters George Markham: He seems...

> Read review

Would you read it again?
Story
Characters
Readability
How does it compare to similar books?

Did you find this review helpful? Yes 0

Excellent

“I COULD NOT PUT THIS DOWN”

published 20/10/2001

ProVERY GRIPPING AND A VERY GOOD READ

ConsNOT BEEN ABLE TO PUT IT DOWN

THIS BOOK WAS VERY GRIPPING. I COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN, IN FACT I READ THIS BOOK IN ONE DAY. I HAD NEVER READ ANY OF MARTINA COLES BOOKS BEFORE AND IT MADE ME WANT TO READ ANOTHER. I WAS GIVEN THIS BOOK BY A FRIEND WHO KNEW WHAT TYPE OF READ I LIKE AND SHE WAS ABSOLUTELY SPOT ON. THIS BOOK...

> Read review

Would you read it again?
Story
Characters
Readability
How does it compare to similar books?

Did you find this review helpful? Yes 0

Excellent

“The Lady Killer”

published 08/12/2003

ProExcellent. Gripping story from start to end

ConsNo disadvantages. Excellent!

The Lady Killer is an all-round gripping and thrilling novel. The character of Georgie Markham is a daunting yet quite believable character. The novel is authoritative and gives us a fascinating insight into the mind of a serial killer and at some points evokes a certain sympathy within the...

> Read review

Would you read it again?
Story
Characters
Readability
How does it compare to similar books?

Did you find this review helpful? Yes 0

Satisfactory

ProIt was part of a buy one, get one free offer.

ConsNot particularly well written

I'd never heard of this author when I bought the book, the the blurb on the jacket sounded interesting. It's amazing how wrong first impressions can be. Whilst the plot and idea is good, the writing is weak. Cole uses the same terms over and over again, to the point where they could almost become...

> Read review

Would you read it again?
Story
Characters
Readability
How does it compare to similar books?

Did you find this review helpful? Yes 0

Product Information : The Ladykiller - Martina Cole

Manufacturer's product description

Patrick Kelly is a hard man, his one soft spot is his daughter, Mandy. When she falls victim to a sadistic rapist Kelly wants revenge, with or without police help. The DI in charge of the case is Kate Burrows who feels for Kelly being a parent herself, but her growing involvement with him, a known villain is putting her career at risk. See all Product Description

Product Details

Author: Martina Cole

Title: The Ladykiller

Genre: Thriller

Type: Fiction

ISBN: 0747207682; 074724085X; 0753172623

Ciao

Listed on Ciao since: 02/07/2000