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When I Was Ten (Hardback)
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When I Was Ten (Hardback)

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Hardback 384 Pages
Published: 15/04/2021
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Deliciously sinister and genuinely disturbing, Cummins’s twisted thriller of a killer child and a double murder under re-investigation draws the reader into a darkly compelling world of secrets and betrayal.

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.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509876969
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 604 g
Dimensions: 242 x 163 x 39 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

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

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

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

Pretty much held my breath for the last twenty pages. It’s sensational - Clare Empson, author of Him and Mine

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“You never know what really goes on behind closed doors!”

Dr Richard Carter and his wife Pamela are brutally murdered by one of their daughters. Sara goes on to spend 8 years in a secure children’s unit and her sister, Shannon, is placed in foster care. Fast forward to the... More

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“Gripping thriller”

This is a gripping thriller. A story of two young girls aged 10 & 12. The younger if the two is supposedly murdered their parents in a brutal attack. I found y thy e story took a while to get going but had lots... More

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“SUPERB!!!”

Having been a fan of Fiona’s three previous books I was very happy to get an early copy of book 4, which is a stand alone crime thriller.
So with apologies to everyone else’s books waiting in the piles to be read... More

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