The Take

An uncompromising and haunting story of betrayal and violence

Freddie Jackson thinks he owns the underworld when he gets out of prison. He’s done his time, made the right connections, and now he’s ready to use them. His wife Jackie just wants her husband home, but she’s forgotten the rows, the violence, and the girls Freddie can’t leave alone. Bitter, resentful, and increasingly unstable, Jackie watches her life crumble while her little sister Maggie’s star rises. In love with Freddie’s cousin Jimmy, Maggie is determined not to end up like her sister. Families should stick together, but behind closed doors, jealousy and betrayal can fester until everyone’s life is infected. And for the Jacksons, loyalty cannot win out. Because in their world you can trust no one. In their world everyone is on the take.

Paperback: 608 Pages

Publisher: Headline

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0755354478

ISBN-13: 9780755354474


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Martina Cole has had her novels adapted for TV screens and the stage, as well narrating documentaries looking at female killers and girl gangs. Here she tells us about what that’s been like for her. How do you feel when you see your books adapted on sc

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