A chilling standalone psychological thriller from the author of the critically acclaimed DC Gary Goodhew series set in Cambridge
'Unpredictable, challenging and compelling' Sophie Hannah
From the first time I saw them together I knew it felt wrong. I didn't like the way he touched her or the self-conscious way he played with Molly and Luke. Joanne saw none of it of course. So I did it to prove to her that she was wrong. I did it for us.
Emily's instincts tell her that best friend Joanne's new boyfriend is bad news. Emily fears for Joanne. Fears for Joanne's children. But Joanne won't listen because she's in love. So Emily watches, and waits . . . and then she makes a choice.
But Emily has a past, and secrets too. And is she really as good a friend to Joanne as she claims?
'Never before have I read such a compelling, chilling read that kept me intrigued from beginning to end . . . If you adore psychological thrillers and books such as The Girl on the Train, then this is a must read!' Red Headed Book Lover Blog
'I Did It For Us held me from the off. It's compelling, slickly plotted and brilliantly written' Amanda Jennings
A superb writer
Menacing and insidious
Alison Bruce has created an unusual and interesting main character - The Times
The tension is ratcheted up to the bitter end!
An exciting debut from a very promising new talent
Alison Bruce is fascinating. Her imagination is always unpredictable and her writing is challenging and compelling
A superb writer
A wonderful standalone from Alison Bruce whose DC Gary Goodhew novels have built her a reputation as a master of her craft. I Did It For Us held me from the off. It's compelling, slickly plotted and brilliantly written
Alison Bruce is the author of eight crime novels and two non-fiction titles. Her first novel, Cambridge Blue (2008), introduced both detective, DC Gary Goodhew, and her trademark Cambridge setting. She went on to complete the DC Goodhew series with a further six novels before writing the psychological thriller I Did It for Us.
Alison was born in Croydon and grew up in Wiltshire before moving to Cambridgeshire in 1998. She worked as an electroplater, taxi driver and band promoter and spent ten years working in the IT industry before leaving to concentrate on completing her first novel.
Alison is a proud supporter of local libraries and is the patron of Lakenheath Library in Suffolk. She teaches creative writing at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.