AND SO IT BEGINS is a darkly compulsive psychological thriller with all the hallmarks of a Rachel Abbott bestseller - a provocative dilemma, richly-layered mystery, knife-edge tension, and brilliant characterization. Perfect for fans of Clare Mackintosh and Lisa Jewell.
WHO WILL BELIEVE YOUR STORY IF THE ONLY WITNESS IS DEAD?
Cleo knows she should be happy for her brother Mark. He's managed to find someone new after the sudden death of his first wife - but something about Evie just doesn't feel right...
When Evie starts having accidents at home, her friends grow concerned. Could Mark be causing her injuries? Called out to their cliff-top house one night, Sergeant Stephanie King finds two bodies entangled on blood-drenched sheets.
Where does murder begin? When the knife is raised to strike, or before, at the first thought of violence? As the accused stands trial, the jury is forced to consider - is there ever a proper defence for murder?
Praise for Rachel Abbott:
'A properly addictive, leave-the-light-on thriller' Red Magazine
'Masterly and compelling. I couldn't put it down until its heart-stopping conclusion' Robert Bryndza
'Unbearably tense, with a killer twist' Good Housekeeping
A properly addictive, leave-the-light-on thriller - Red
Masterly and compelling. I couldn't put it down until its heart-stopping conclusion - Robert Bryndza
Unbearably tense, with a killer twist - Good Housekeeping
Rachel Abbott began her career as an independent author in 2011, with Only the Innocent, which became a No.1 bestseller on Kindle, topping the chart for four weeks. Since then, she has published five further psychological thrillers, plus a novella, and sold over 2.75 million copies. She is one of the top-selling authors of all time in the UK Kindle store (published and self-published), and her novels have been translated into 21 languages.