Born in Essex in March, 1959, Martina Cole is a crime writer who has written over 20 novels, many of which have been adapted into popular television dramas. She has sold over 14 million copies of her books and her best-known titles include The Know, The Take and Runaway.
Before embarking on a career as an author, Martina worked as a cleaner, waitress, nurse and in a supermarket. Dangerous Lady was her bestselling debut novel and she became the first British female novelist for adults to achieve sales over £50 million. She now lives in a manor house in Kent.
When a prostitute's body is found lifeless, mutilated and brutally raped, DCI Annie Carr has never seen anything like it - and never wants to again. Kate Burrows, retired DCI now consultant, has plenty of experience when it comes to murder and is determined to help put the killer behind bars. But whoever it is won't be easily caught. And when another girl's body is found, it's clear the killer is just warming up. Martina Cole's Hard Girls is a compelling, gripping and disturbing thriller that will have you hooked until the very last page.