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And So It Begins : A brilliant psychological thriller that twists and turns

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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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Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 165 x 239 x 37mm | 648g
  • Wildfire
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1472254899
  • 9781472254894
  • 398,676

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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 * 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 * 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 * 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 * Abbott's first traditionally published novel is a powerhouse combinaiton of psycological thriller and intense courtroom drama - and the twists just don't stop coming. -- Lisa Howells * Heat * The queen of psychological thrillers does not disappoint with this dark and tense tale * Fabulous * A Must Read * S Magazine * 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 * 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 * 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 * 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 * A truly compelling, twisty, enthralling and satisfying read... Absolutely AMAZING! -- Angela Marsons * Evil Games * 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 * I raced through this compelling, twisty novel. Loved it -- Laura Marshall * Friend Request * What a storyteller Rachel Abbott is... I was hooked from the start -- Cara Hunter * Close to Home * Really gripping and menacing - compulsive reading -- Harriet Tyce * Blood Orange * 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 * 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 *
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About Rachel Abbott

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.
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Rating details

1,350 ratings
4.34 out of 5 stars
5 54% (729)
4 31% (415)
3 12% (160)
2 3% (37)
1 1% (9)
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