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And So It Begins

And So It Begins

WHO WILL BELIEVE YOUR STORY IF THE ONLY WITNESS IS DEAD?

‘What a storyteller Rachel Abbott is… I was hooked from the start’ CARA HUNTER

‘A truly compelling, twisty, enthralling and satisfying read… Absolutely AMAZING!’ ANGELA MARSONS


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?

More praise for AND SO IT BEGINS:

‘I raced through this compelling, twisty novel. Loved it’ Laura Marshall

‘Brilliant… The twists came so quickly I almost got whiplash’ Jenny Blackhurst

‘An unnerving, twisting tale that you won’t be able to put down’ Caroline Mitchell

‘Rachael Abbott has delivered another intricately plotted thriller that never falters on tension or pace … the suspense doesn’t let up until the very last page’ Michelle Davies

‘A breathless tour-de-force that left me hungry for more… Psychological crime writing at its very best’ Kate Rhodes

The definition of addictive – Rachel Abbott’s best book yet. Kept me up until the small hours – and you won’t see the ending coming’ Phoebe Morgan

‘Really gripping and menacing – compulsive reading’ Harriet Tyce
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 15th November 2018

Price: £12.99

ISBN-13: 9781472254894

Reviews

What a storyteller Rachel Abbott is... I was hooked from the start
Cara Hunter, Close to Home
I raced through this compelling, twisty novel. Loved it
Laura Marshall, Friend Request
Abbott debuts in print with an explosive thriller. It's a minefield of surprises ... It twists and turns like a snake in an oil slick.
Peterborough Telegraph
And So It Begins is a dark, extremely readable, well-plotted psychological thriller culminating in a courtroom drama... It's obvious why Abbott has attracted her huge audience.
The Times
There's a clever twist, which Abbott carefully unveils... it's easy to see why readers keep coming back for this author's thrills
Observer
It's easy to see from this gripping story's frequent twists and bluffs, in a narrative that's rooted in psychology, how word-of-mouth recommendation from one reader to another allowed Abbott to stand out in a crowded market.
Morning Star
The queen of psychological thrillers does not disappoint with this dark and tense tale
Fabulous
The case is complex, the courtroom drama intense and the shifting perspectives successfully undermine expectation in this novel of obsession, revenge and retribution
Woman & Home
A truly compelling, twisty, enthralling and satisfying read... Absolutely AMAZING!
Angela Marsons, Evil Games
With And So It Begins, Rachael Abbott has delivered another intricately plotted thriller that never falters on tension or pace ... the suspense doesn't let up until the very last page
Michelle Davies, Gone Astray
I was hooked from the first page, it was absolutely brilliant ... The twists came so quickly I almost got whiplash
Jenny Blackhurst, The Foster Child
A Must Read
S Magazine
The definition of addictive - Rachel Abbott's best book yet. Kept me up until the small hours - and you won't see the ending coming
Phoebe Morgan, The Doll House
Really gripping and menacing - compulsive reading
Harriet Tyce, Blood Orange
Abbott's first traditionally published novel is a powerhouse combination of psychological thriller and intense courtroom drama - and the twists just don't stop coming.
Lisa Howells, Heat
Rachel Abbott is one of my favourite authors, and I'm reminded why every time I pick up one of her books... And So It Begins is an unnerving, twisting tale that you won't be able to put down
Caroline Mitchell, Silent Victim
If you're a fan of Gone Girl and The Girl On The Train, Rachel Abbott's And So It Begins won't disappoint ... Abbott leaves you guessing until the final few pages.
Herald
I loved it! It's a breathless tour de force that left me hungry for more. I loved the strong female characters, atmospheric Cornish setting and the truly surprising ending. Psychological crime writing at its very best.
Kate Rhodes, Crossbones Yard