Book of the month for November


November’s Book of the month is the Crime Writers Association’s Gold Dagger award winning novel, We begin at the End by Chris Whitaker.

A blistering story of murder, revenge and retribution, set under the Californian sun, We Begin at the End is a thriller of exceptional psychological flair, filled with characters who will get under your skin – and might never leave.


About the book

This is a story about good and evil and how life is lived somewhere in between. Thirty years ago, Vincent King became a killer. Now, he's been released from prison and is back in his hometown of Cape Haven, California. Not everyone is pleased to see him. Like Star Radley, his ex-girlfriend, and sister of the girl he killed.

Duchess Radley, Star's thirteen-year-old daughter, is part-carer, part-protector to her younger brother, Robin - and to her deeply troubled mother. But in trying to protect Star, Duchess inadvertently sets off a chain of events that will have tragic consequences not only for her family, but also the whole town.

Murder, revenge, retribution. How far can we run from the past when the past seems doomed to repeat itself? 


Read the book




"This heart-rending story... is among the most powerful and moving I have read in years" - Daily Mail

"Cements Whitaker's status as one of the most talented authors writing today" - Heat Magazine

"Masterly novel" - Sunday Express

"A dark yet painfully human tale that is impossible to forget" - Crime Monthly

"Beautifully written and deeply moving" - Sunday Times Crime Club

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