When I Was Ten

Fiona Cummins

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30 December 2021
9781509876983
400 pages
Synopsis

‘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.

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

A chilling and compelling tale of lost childhoods, guilt and redemption

Sunday Express

Absorbing, tense and beautifully paced

Daily Mail