And So It Begins – Rachel Abbott (extract)

Read an extract of Rachel Abbott's gripping new thriller, AND SO IT BEGINS. It is a darkly compulsive psychological thriller with all the hallmarks of a Rachel Abbott bestseller - a provocative dilemma, richly-layered mystery, knife-edge tension, and brilliant characterization. Perfect for fans of Clare Mackintosh and Lisa Jewell.

Posted on July 23, 2018 in Extract
Tags: And So It Begins, Extract, Rachel Abbott, pre-publication


Where does murder begin? When the knife is raised to strike, or before, at the first thought of violence?

Mark and Evie had a whirlwind romance. Evie brought Mark back to life after the sudden death of his first wife. Cleo, Mark’s sister, knows she should be happy for him. But Cleo doesn’t trust Evie…

When Evie starts having accidents at home, her friends grow concerned. Could Mark be causing her injuries? Called out to their cliff-top house one night, Sergeant Stephanie King finds two bodies entangled on blood-drenched sheets.

And as Evie stands trial, the jury is forced to consider – is there ever a proper defence for murder?

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