When I Was Ten
‘GRIPS LIKE A VICE’ – Val McDermid
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
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