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Disturbing, heavily detailed by first rate and compelling story of Marie Carter, a young woman who is released from prison after serving an eleven year sentence for murders under the influence of hard drugs. When she returns to her family, they all wish to disown her, apart from her two children from years ago who are at the mercy of overbearing parents and Patrick Connor, London's most feared Afro-British gang leader who is involved in drugs and prostitution. With the help of her children and those at her new place of work, she seeks to uncover the truth about what really happened eleven years ago - and take revenge in the process. But there are also rival families of those Marie is accused of murdering who wish to see her dead, and so a gang war erupts. A gripping novel which will grab your attention and the twist at the end is one of the most well-crafted ever. British author Martina Cole, I can safely say, is a talent that nobody can match!
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Amnesia story?    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   drug dealers    -   breaking up gang

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   accused criminal Age:    -   20's-30's Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


City?    -   Yes City:    -   London    -   dangerous    -   rude people Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   dumb rednecks, like Gomer Pyle    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   use of artificial tools    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   lesbians!    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of breasts    -   descript. of other female areas    -   descript. of male nudity    -   homosexuals doing their thing    -   rape (yeech!) Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   dropped from large heights    -   eaten    -   rough sex    -   run over    -   flamed    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives    -   blunt clubbing (like seals)    -   exploded into bits Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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