When I Was Ten is a chilling page-turner by Fiona Cummins, for those who love the sinister crime of Mo Hayder, Ruth Rendell and Nicci French and the domestic suspense of Louise Candlish and Erin Kelly.
'A rich, intricately-woven novel of childhood crime and adult redemption. I finished it with my heart in my mouth. Highly recommended.' - Louise Candlish
She had lived a lie for thirteen years, and the perfect life as she had known it was about to change forever.
Everyone remembered Sara and Shannon Carter, the little blonde haired sisters. Their Dad was the local GP and they lived in the beautiful house on the hill. Their best friend, Brinley Booth, lived next door. They would do anything for each other but everything shifted on that fateful day when Dr Richard Carter and his wife Pamela were stabbed fourteen times with a pair of scissors in what has become the most talked about double murder of the modern age.
The girls were aged ten and twelve at the time. One, nicknamed the Angel of Death, spent eight years in a children’s secure unit accused of the brutal killings. The other lived in foster care out of the limelight and prying questions. Now, on the anniversary of the trial, a documentary team has tracked down one of the sisters, persuading her to speak about the events of that night for the first time.
Her explosive interview sparks national headlines and Brinley Booth, now a journalist, is tasked with covering the news story which brings to light fresh evidence and triggers a chain of events which will have devastating consequences.
Praise for Fiona Cummins
‘When writing from the perspective of ordinary people caught up in horrific events, Fiona Cummins is unbeatable’ – Sunday Express
‘Fiona Cummins is the queen of all things dark and wonderful, and she writes so beautifully. It creeped me the hell out and I absolutely LOVED it’ – Joanna Cannon
‘Brilliant . . . dark, creepy and twisted’ – C. J. Tudor
‘I absolutely loved it. Dark, intriguing and gripping . . . and so beautifully written’ – Laura Marshall
‘An original plot, brilliantly crafted with the wonderfully atmospheric storytelling that readers have come to expect from Fiona Cummins’ – Olivia Kiernan
‘Drew me in from the very first page with her original and compelling prose. Dark, creepy and intense with brilliant characters and a clever plot with an ending I didn’t see coming’ – Jenny Quintana
‘Every page drips with threat and menace . . . Totally gripping’ – Liz Nugent
‘Incredibly creepy, intense and compelling’ – Will Dean