Hard-hitting Cole offers new read
Faces By Martina Cole Martina Cole’s latest offering takes readers back into the violent world of London’s gang culture.
Popular in her homeland, the author was born in Essex.
Cole’s writing style is brutally honest, the cliche ‘‘pulls no punches’’ would fit precisely.
Faces is the story of a 14-year-old boy forced to enter the world of gangsters and thugs to protect his mother and siblings.
The book’s characters will pull you in but be warned this is not an easy-going coming of age tale.
For those looking for hard-hitting drama in their summer reading though, Martina Cole, and her extensive back catalogue, are worth checking out.
Review by Mathew Grocott