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What Alice Knew by TA Cotterell
  

What Alice Knew

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December 2016 Debut of the Month and eBook of the Month.

What Alice Knew is enough to devastate anyone. Admittedly I would not always have acted as she did but OMG she had some tough choices to make after a dreadful set of circumstances befell her. Poor woman. Much soul-searching and agony ensues. She, Alice, is a portrait painter and we are given an astute insight into the mind of such an artist and her interpretation of the modern art world. He, Ed her husband, is a highly respected obstetrician with a protégé who has a party after his exams and that is where our problem arises. I loved this book, really found it impossible to draw away from, once finished it haunted me for days. Compulsive, informative and very thought-provoking. I admire Mr Cotterell’s ability to portray a woman until the very end when I think he went a tad too far but it makes for a great ending. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

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  • Lucy Copes - 'Fantastic book! A rollercoaster of emotion as if you were really with Alice the whole way, going through her crazy life. A definite page-turner which will keep you hooked even once you've read it.'
  • Ruth Carson-Byrne - 'A real page-turner, this book is difficult to put down and gets right into the heart of a couple's relationship and dissects it with precision.'
  • Anne-Marie Mendieta - 'A complete page-turner, I was engrossed and gripped from the very first page!'
  • Natasha Potter - 'Think this book is going to be stuck in my head for a while. Definitely one I can't wait for my friends to read so I can talk about it. 5 stars.'
  • Diane Hinchley - 'With twists and turns throughout you'll be captivated until the last page. Highly recommended.'
  • Carneika Washbrook - 'Is this a thriller? A mystery? Who cares! I couldn't put this book down until it was finished, and by the end - wow!'
  • Phylippa Smithson - 'At times a plodding murder cover up, but to get to the end will serve to justify the remarkably slow build up as it leads to one amazing crescendo at almost the final page.'
  • Alison Burns - 'I rattled through it and enjoyed the author's writing style, all the while imagining what the final twists and turns the plot would take...I will look out for this author in future.'
  • Victoria Whish - 'What would you do if you knew what Alice knew? A clever, psychological thriller about a night out that has far reaching implications for a marriage and family.'
  • Edel Waugh - 'All in all it is a terrific story with an ending open to interpretation that will have you thinking of the story again and again.'

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Synopsis

What Alice Knew by TA Cotterell

Alice has a perfect life - a great job, happy kids, a wonderful husband. Until he goes missing one night; she receives a suspicious phone call; things don't quite add up.

Alice needs to know what's going on. But when she uncovers the truth she faces a brutal choice. And how can she be sure it is the truth?

Sometimes it's better not to know. An addictive debut for fans of tense, thought-provoking novels such as Liane Moriarty's The Husband's Secret and Clare Macintosh's I Let You Go.

Reviews

'A beautifully-written debut. Keeps you turning the pages right up to the shock ending that will doubtless come as a complete surprise - one that will stay with you long after you've finished reading...' Louise Voss

The suspense [is] beautifully sustained ... the writing is finely crafted.' Joanne Harris

About the Author

TA Cotterell

T. A. Cotterell read History of Art at Cambridge University. He worked in the City before resigning to become a freelance writer. He is now a writer and editor at the research house Redburn. He is married with three children and lives in Bristol.

Author photo © Mark Bolton

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Book Info

Publication date

1st December 2016

Author

TA Cotterell

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Publisher

Transworld Digital an imprint of Random House (Digital)

Format

Electronic book text

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9781473542488

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