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Faces [Kindle Edition]

Martina Cole
1.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (164 customer reviews)

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'A hard-hitting and gritty read' (Sun)

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Martina's 14th novel is a guaranteed paperback bestseller


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 728 KB
  • Print Length: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Headline (4 Sep 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0755328647
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755328642
  • ASIN: B002TZ3FFQ
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  • Average Customer Review: 1.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (164 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #9,628 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Martina Cole is the No. 1 bestselling author of sixteen hugely successful novels. Hard Girls went straight to No. 1 on the Sunday Times hardback bestseller list. The Business was the No. 1 bestselling hardback adult fiction title of 2008 and was a No. 1 Sunday Times hardback bestseller, along with Faces, Close and The Take. The Take also won the British Book Award for Crime Thriller of the Year and has been adapted for Sky One - with remarkable reviews - and The Runaway is currently in production. The Know was selected by Richard & Judy as one of the Top Ten Best Reads of 2003. Maura's Game, Faceless and The Graft also shot straight to No. 1 on the Sunday Times bestseller lists, and total sales of Martina's novels are now at ten million copies. Martina Cole has a son and daughter and lives in Kent. Martina Cole is highly acclaimed for her hard-hitting, uncompromising and haunting writing, as well as for her incredible success.

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48 of 50 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Money for old rope 24 Oct 2007
Format:Hardcover
What an awful disappointment and a let down to her fans! I have read all of Martina's previous books and had been looking forward to reading this book for weeks. From the second chapter on I started to get more and more frustrated with the repetition, meaningless dialogue and feeble 'plot'. Every third or fourth sentence was a repeat of a previous one (with only the wording being rearranged) and made Martina appear as if she just couldn't be bothered with trying to come up with something different. The lack of substance to the book was insulting to the reader - it just seems to be money for old rope to me. Nothing like earlier books such as Ladykiller, Broken and Dangerous Lady which gripped the reader and made you feel you actually cared for the characters in the book. Pull your socks up Martina with Authors like Mark Billingham, Mo Hayder and the like you'll have to do better than this!!
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Hugely disappointing 19 Oct 2007
Format:Hardcover
I was eager to read this book having read everything Martina Cole has previously written and been unable to put down from opening at page 1. Faces is the most non-story I think I have ever read. It was repetitious to the point of being annoying and I only kept reading because I was hoping I could find a story which would explain the 500 odd pages of descriptive, repetitive text. What a huge disappointment this book was.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Has she run out of ideas? 28 Oct 2007
Format:Hardcover
I spend the entire year waiting for Martina Cole books to come out, the next one sits on pre-order for months but none of her books compare anymore with how she was in the beginning. Books like Goodnight Lady, The Jump, Two Women, ones I can read over and over again, her latest work just pales in comparison. Although I will never stop reading her books, I am getting fed up with paying nearly £20 for a hardback that is hard work to read, not entertaining and will sit on my shelf gathering dust, her offerings of the past few years will never be read twice. I would rather wait 2 years between books and read one that blows me away like they used to than plough through the repetitive rubbish that she's been churning out of late.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars What a shame...... 28 Oct 2007
By Whillow
Format:Hardcover
Pretty disappointing, I've read all of Martina Cole's previous books and she's written some brilliant, mesmerising stuff. This was just a churned out amalgamation of some of her other characters but without a storyline, like she'd written it in her sleep as the publication date was due. I have to admit it I got pretty sick of the constant mention of 'Danny Boy Cadogan' and'being a face' that I started to skim read just to get to the end. Please Martina, take some time out and get back to your best!!
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed 14 Nov 2007
Format:Hardcover
As everyone, I am a huge Martina Cole fan and eagerly await each publication. I was so disappointed. I read the book over many days (which is unusal as I usually start and don't stop until I'm finished) and I was desperate to get to the end. I was so bored but continued with it waiting for the bolt of suprise and shock......but there wasn't one.

I think Martina has played out all scenarios from modern day underworld. I would like to see her go back in time - Goodnight Lady style.

I feel Faces was written very slap dash and repetative and I feel Martina didn't really get going with it. The publishers were wrong to go to print with this. It's not your right to have a book printed on the back of a reputation as a brilliant author. Each book must be merited on it's content.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite as good as I thought it would be 9 Oct 2007
Format:Hardcover
Having read all Martina Cole's books I have to ay this is my least favourite. At times I found the book repetitive. I still enjoyed the book I just didn't find it up to Martina's usual standard.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars repetition repetition repetition 28 Oct 2007
Format:Hardcover
i rarely purchase hard backs but for Martina Cole i make an exception and bought her latest as soon as i saw it on the shelf... what an utter disappointment this book was with no real plot and no likeable or multifacted characters... edit out the repetitious text that made me want to scream and you may have had a reasonable short story ....Martina has let herself and her readers down with this deviation from her normal excellent writing
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring 21 Oct 2007
By Sammij
Format:Hardcover
I normally love Martina Cole's books but with this one found myself skipping pages ( & i never do that with books!)
I think the message was Danny was a 'Face' - never would have guessed, it was repeated on every other page.
I will wait for the next one & pray martina has gone back to the style of some of the earlier books - Two Women, Maura's Game, being excellent reads.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Big disappointment
I've read nearly all of Martina Coles books, and even though I had read the bad reviews, I Still bought it BIG MISTAKE. Read more
Published 8 days ago by shazzi
4.0 out of 5 stars `Faces` one of the best
Interesting from the first chapter fabulous description of all characters truly believable setting cannot put down book once again Martina at her most excellent
Published 2 months ago by Margaret Vinton
1.0 out of 5 stars faces by Martina cole
Not impressed with this book at all. It was very long winded and it was constantly repeating itself. Very disappointed as I am a massive fan
Published 3 months ago by kate
5.0 out of 5 stars marvellous read
great read very compelling if you love thrillers you will love this book, martina cole in a league of her own.
Published 4 months ago by patsy 64
4.0 out of 5 stars Must read
it's brilliant,fast,gripping.unable to put down.from the first page,it was obvious that this book was going to be a brilliant read.
Published 4 months ago by am78
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab
another fantastic read from Martina cole ! Could not stop reading. Fabulous author and fabulous book. can't wait to read another !!
Published 4 months ago by Theresa
5.0 out of 5 stars a great read
It deserves this rating as like all Martina Cole books UNBEATABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You can never put the book down and that's why she is UNBEATABLE!!!
Published 5 months ago by janet chaney
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!
I could not put this book down! A definite must read as is all of Martina's books. This authors talent goes way above and beyond the pages of her books and the words in her... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Monica Bolivar
2.0 out of 5 stars A great disappointment
Am a real Martina fan but this book just did not get going. Far too much description and not enough story?
Published 6 months ago by Joan Tarrant
4.0 out of 5 stars Good REad
I Have read this book before and to bring e honest enjoyed it more this time I have read all Martina Coles books and to be honest all are great reads there are one or two whim just... Read more
Published 6 months ago by lynne kimberley
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