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Publisher's Summary

DI Kate Burrows thought she'd never face a killer like the Grantley Ripper again. But she was wrong. One by one, children are being abandoned. Thankfully, they're rescued from harm. Then one victim is not so lucky, and Kate knows she's in a race against time to save lives. Kate's finding the case tough and she needs the support of her lover, Patrick Kelly, more than ever. But Patrick's got his own problems.

A dead body's turned up in his Soho club and, although he insists he's been set-up, Kate begins to doubt him. It's not the first time Patrick's reputation has compromised her position. But now there's a maniac to catch and Kate can't let anyone - not even Patrick - get in her way.

©2000 Martina Cole (P)2012 Headline Digital

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Broken

Really good story line. Comes up with the unexpected and catches you out. Well worth a read

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  • R
  • 02-01-14

A gripping story. Hard to stop listening

What did you love best about Broken?

Very clever story, takes the listener through to a completely different ending than expected.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The lead male, though his name escapes me. Because he was not as hardened as he pretended to be to his peers.

Have you listened to any of Annie Aldington’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When the daughter was kidnapped.

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  • Street
  • 04-10-16

Another great sequel

Where does Broken rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 10% easily

Which character – as performed by Annie Aldington – was your favourite?

A good strong story and a gripping listen with a number of twists and turns

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely nothing, she is a superb performer

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  • ROSECLAS
  • 01-14-16

GRIPPING

Would you listen to Broken again? Why?

Yes I would. Have already read the book and it is gripping and disturbing.

What other book might you compare Broken to, and why?

Not sure I have read a book like this before.

What about Annie Aldington’s performance did you like?

Yes

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, it was very disturbing especially when I work with small children.

Any additional comments?

Gripped me although I had previously read the book.

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  • kevin browne
  • 03-28-18

the best

great book as usual always a great story now going to start the next one

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  • Emma Styles
  • 03-14-18

Another fantastic Martina Cole book

Would you consider the audio edition of Broken to be better than the print version?

Reading a book and listening to a book are to different experience but both great

Which character – as performed by Annie Aldington – was your favourite?

Kate

Any additional comments?

Fantastic

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  • maria cosgrave
  • 02-18-18

another great

just as good as Ladykiller. Brilliant read. Going to try the rest of Coles Collection

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  • D. Marten
  • 02-22-17

Broken by Martina Cole

What did you like most about Broken?

Loved every minute of this story. Narrator was very good. Story was well written and thoroughly enjoyable. Was recommended this book by a friend and glad she did.

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  • katie
  • 07-20-16

Very good follow up

Griping storyline, with good follow on of main characters but far too many small characters to keep track of!

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  • Caroline Munday
  • 05-20-16

another great Nick for Kate!

Loved reading this great entwined story lived the personal and the crime side ... next book please!

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  • Jackie
  • 07-18-15

verdict

thought it dragged on a bit thought it could have finished a few chapters back. not my favourite matrtina Cole but still enjoyable

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  • Leigh Moore
  • 04-08-15

A bit disappointed

A bit disappointed in the ending as I read this straight after LadyKiller, guessed that Bateman was the killer halfway through...

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  • Tashia Lewis-Skelly
  • 02-28-18

Amazing story

Broken Martina Cole
One of the best Martins Cole books love love these auto books the narrated is fantastic
Funny Sad heart broken
I can’t get enough of Martina Cole you need to bottle her blood. 👍😍🙏