The Faithless by Martina Cole – review

What’s The Faithless about?

Cynthia Tailor is a dangerous woman. Spreading chaos and heartache throughout her family and community, she will stop at nothing to get the perfect life she’s always dreamed of – but at what cost?

Married to the lovely but weak Jimmy, envious of her much-loved sister Celeste and mother to neglected children Gabby and James, The Faithless tells the story of her reign of terror over those closest to her, spanning decades of family life.

goodtoknow says: You know what you’re going to get with a Martina Cole book but with characters this gritty and plot lines this dramatic – that’s not a bad thing! Set in her familiar London gangster world, The Faithless includes the usual men and machetes action but places the story firmly within the family. Cynthia herself could easily be depicted as evil incarnate but with Martina’s clever switching first-person perspective, you almost feel sorry for her – much to your own dismay!

The Faithless is a gripping gangster story with family at it’s heart. It’ll leave you feeling exhilarated, emotionally drained and thoroughly entertained. You won’t be able to put it down.

Rating: 9/10

You’ll like this if you liked: All Martina’s other books!

Publisher: Headline

Publish Date: Out now

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