When I Was Ten
‘GRIPS LIKE A VICE’ – Val McDermid
‘Absorbing, tense and beautifully paced’ – Daily Mail
Twenty-one years ago, Dr Richard Carter and his wife Pamela were killed in what has become the most infamous double murder of the modern age.
Their ten year-old daughter – nicknamed the Angel of Death – spent eight years in a children’s secure unit and is living quietly under an assumed name with a family of her own.
Now, on the anniversary of the trial, a documentary team has tracked down her older sister, compelling her to break two decades of silence.
Her explosive interview sparks national headlines and journalist Brinley Booth, a childhood friend of the Carter sisters, is tasked with covering the news story.
For the first time, the three women are forced to confront what really happened that night – with devastating consequences for them all.
When I Was Ten is the highly anticipated, stay-up-all-night next book by acclaimed crime author Fiona Cummins.
‘I finished it with my heart in my mouth. Highly recommended’ – Louise Candlish
‘Dark, creepy and ultimately compassionate . . . a chilling look at the consequences of a childhood gone wrong’ – JP Delaney
‘Utterly compelling; a true just-one-more-chapter thriller’ – Clare Mackintosh
‘Pacy, dark and surprises to the bitter end. Loved it’ – Fiona Barton
Fiona Cummins evokes the dark arts of journalism and politics with an insider's relish in this rich, intricately woven novel of childhood crime and adult redemption. I finished it with my heart in my mouth. Highly recommended -- Louise Candlish on When I Was Ten This thriller explores typically dark territory for this author, who has a gift for tapping a rich seam of evil that underpins the surface of the every day. Superbly sinister -- Sunday Mirror on The Neighbour Absorbing, tense and beautifully paced * Daily Mail * Utterly compelling; a true just-one-more-chapter thriller -- Clare Mackintosh The Neighbour is masterfully written and intricately plotted to keep the reader captivated until a hugely enjoyable finale -- Jon Coates * Daily Express * A crime novel of the very first order -- David Baldacci on The Collector Creepy as hell and kept me guessing to the very end -- Ian Rankin on The Neighbour Trust me - Cummins is a keeper -- Lee Child on The Collector It's rare that a debut has this much polish. Harrowing and horrifying, head and shoulders above most of the competition -- Val McDermid on Rattle She is the master of depicting the way the most terrifyingly grotesque and evil psychopaths inveigle their way into the lives of ordinary people . . . When writing from the perspective of ordinary people caught up in horrific events, Fiona Cummins is unbeatable -- Jake Kerridge on The Neighbour * Sunday Express *
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