When I Was Ten
When I Was Ten is the stay-up-all-night thriller by acclaimed crime author Fiona Cummins.
‘Grips like a vice’ – Val McDermid
‘Absorbing, tense and beautifully paced’ - Daily Mail
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.
‘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
A chilling and compelling tale of lost childhoods, guilt and redemption
Absorbing, tense and beautifully paced