Wow. This is her best novel yet. An avid Martina Cole reader, I sometimes wonder if she can pull it off again or not. But she can!!
Joanie Brewer and her children, Jon Jon(18), Jeanette(14) and Kira(11) live in a run-down London Council estate. The two eldest are accustomed to crime and little Kira is innocent perfection. They are a close family but how will they cope when facing tradegy?
This book deals with the worst life can offer - child abduction, paedophiles and murder. But it also shows how family life can be pushed apart and thrown back together. Cole writes with brutal honesty but it's so delicately done that, despite the topics involved, you can't help but laugh at certain things.
It's a book that you won't be able to put down because each page has more to over than the last and you find yourself on an emotional rollarcoaster along with the truly realistic characters in the book.
I really enjoyed this book, however, some might find it difficult to begin with as the book has a slightly slow beginning, but this is the style Cole adopts. Once you get through the first few chapters you'll not want to put it down!!