About Martina

The No. 1 Bestseller


Martina Cole is the No. 1 bestselling author of eighteen hugely successful novels. Her most recent, THE FAMILY, went straight to No. 1 on the Sunday Times hardback bestseller list and was the bestselling hardback adult fiction title of 2010 and was a No. 1 bestseller in paperback. THE TAKE, which won the British Book Award for Crime Thriller of the Year in 2006, was adapted for Sky One, as was THE RUNAWAY. Two of her novels have been adapted for the stage, TWO WOMEN and THE GRAFT, which were both highly acclaimed when performed at the Theatre Royal Stratford East.

Martina Cole is a phenomenon. 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.

Read Martina's interview with Deborah Ross for The Independent (October 2011)

“ Move over Jackie (Collins)! ” Daily Mail
“ Martina again explores the shady criminal underworld, a setting that she is fast making her own ” Sunday Express
“An extraordinarily powerful piece of family drama” Daily Mirror
“ Cole's forte is dialogue, an uncannily accurate ear for a vernacular that would make Gordon Ramsay blush” The Times
“ Another winner… Martina has done it again ” A reader from London
***** (5 stars) - Amazon average customer review