'A beautifully written mystery, packed with unforgettable characters' JANE HARPER
'Surely destined to conquer the world . . . Astonishingly good' RUTH JONES
'An accomplished and moving story of crime, punishment, love and redemption' GUARDIAN
'So beautifully written . . . will remain with you for a long time' LYNDA LA PLANTE
'Contender for thriller of the year' JON COATES, SUNDAY EXPRESS
With the staggering intensity of James Lee Burke and the absorbing narrative of Jane Harper's The Dry, We Begin at the End is a powerful novel about absolute love and the lengths we will go to keep our family safe. This is a story about good and evil and how life is lived somewhere in between.
'You can't save someone that doesn't want to be saved . . .'
Thirty years ago, Vincent King became a killer.
Now, he's been released from prison and is back in his hometown of Cape Haven, California. Not everyone is pleased to see him. Like Star Radley, his ex-girlfriend, and sister of the girl he killed.
Duchess Radley, Star's thirteen-year-old daughter, is part-carer, part-protector to her younger brother, Robin - and to her deeply troubled mother. But in trying to protect Star, Duchess inadvertently sets off a chain of events that will have tragic consequences not only for her family, but also the whole town.
Murder, revenge, retribution.
How far can we run from the past when the past seems doomed to repeat itself?
'A magnificent crime novel. It deserves to win a hatful of awards. A BIG hat. Consider me a major fan' MARK BILLINGHAM
'Magnificent . . . an instant classic, a West Coast Where the Crawdads Sing . . . a special, vital novel. I'm grateful to have read it' A J FINN
'I LOVED this book . . . This is a book to be read and re-read and an author to be celebrated' LOUISE PENNY
'This one has it all . . . an absolute delight from first page to last' JOHN HART
'One of the best books I've ever read' FIONA CUMMINS
'An absolute masterclass in crime writing and story-telling' JO SPAIN
'Writing that is Booker Prize good' DEBORAH O'CONNOR
'One of the year's best crime reads' VASEEM KHAN