As a keen reader of Martina Cole's books, I was excited to download "The Family", fully expecting a bit of a rip-roaring story. Unfortunately this was not to be the case and I spent the entire time waiting for something exciting and action-packed to happen. Although the product description does say that it is about a family, and their crime-filled lives,etc, I was'nt expecting that the entire story would be taken up solely with their every move- I would've liked to see a bit more about their dealings with other "baddies"-not just read that they'd " been taken care of",with no details. I don't want to read that "Bugsy's been thrown in the incinerator-I want all the details-did he scream?was there blood?was he begging for mercy? If I buy a book in the crime fiction genre,then I want to read a crime fiction story.The storyline could've included a lot more about the people around the family,which,in my opinion, would've made for a far better read. Sorry, but I definitely would'nt say that this was worth the price of the download and I would not recommend this book as a good read. Average at best.