We Begin at the End – Chris Whitaker

We Begin at the End is a powerful novel about absolute love and the lengths we will go to keep our family safe. This is a story about good and evil and how life is lived somewhere in between.

‘You can’t save someone that doesn’t want to be saved . . .’

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?

About the Author:

Chris Whitaker was born in London and spent ten years working as a financial trader in the city.
His debut novel, Tall Oaks, won the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger.
Chris’s second novel, All The Wicked Girls, was published in August 2017. He lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and two young sons.

My Review:

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Chris Whitaker’s first two books Tall Oaks and All the Wicked Girls, so I was very excited to get an early copy of his new book We Begin At The End which is being published on 26th March on Kindle and 2nd April in Hardback.

In my opinion, nobody does character driven stories quite like Chris Whitaker.  We Begin At The End is full of wonderful, quirky, special and unforgettable characters and the author manages to give each and everyone of them life and depth, making them so believable and real that the reader can’t help but feel every emotion under the sun whilst following their journey.

Based in a small town in America, the story centres around Walk, Star and Duchess, 3 damaged but fascinating characters whose lives have been affected by a tragedy 30 years ago.  This book has it ALL: murder, love, revenge, retribution, secrets, loyalty, family relationships and the unique sense of humour Chris Whitaker brings to each of his books.

There were moments in the book that my heart was broken and moments when I held my breath and almost forget to exhale.  His writing is, as ever, breathtakingly beautiful.  Another stunning story from the genius of Chris Whitaker.


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