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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (190 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Martina Cole Narrator: Annie Aldingto Publisher: Headline Digital Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The most authentic novel of gangster family life ever written, from the number one best-selling author Martina Cole.

The Bailey brothers are gangsters determined to make their mark in the world. Peter and Daniel are chalk and cheese in many ways - Peter's calm exterior belies his ruthless nature, while Daniel's penchant for spectacular violence is legendary - but together they are unstoppable. From the late 70s they rule London's East End, and when their sons join the business, it seems that no one can touch the powerful Baileys. Although it's never easy at the top; there is always someone waiting to take you down - sometimes even those closest to you....

Lena Bailey is determined to shield her youngest child Tania from the Life. But when a terrible tragedy occurs, Tania's eyes are opened to their world in a way that forces her to make an irrevocable choice that will determine her future.

Martina Cole's gritty and gripping new novel is an unflinching portrait of a family torn apart by violence and betrayal, but ultimately bound by loyalty, by blood, and by a burning desire for revenge.... It is a story of the Life, told as only Martina Cole can.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Philomena Callan | 1/15/2014

    " Another fab book from Martina:) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jane Plumridge | 1/3/2014

    " I've read every Martina Cole book and was really looking forward to reading it. My only criticism is that I felt it was padded out in places unnecessarily. The characters had depth and I really cared what happened to them. The plot is excellent and this book is well worth a read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Wendy W | 12/22/2013

    " As I found all her books this one took kept me reading even when I knew I had other things needed done. I still have her two latest books to read and look forward to doing so. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sharon | 12/2/2013

    " Very long .I found she was repeating sentences just in different ways to pad out the book .Think I have given up with Ms Cole now ,All her story lines are repetitive with just different names IMO "

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About the Author
Author Martina Cole

Martina Cole is the number one bestselling author of over a dozen hugely successful novels. Her hard-hitting, uncompromising, and haunting writing makes for an incredible read, and sales of her books now stand at over ten million copies. She is the person who dares to tell it like it really is. Martina is also a businesswoman and occasional television presenter.