May 2017 Debut 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
Intriguing and layered ...an impressive debut. (Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door). It made me look at marriage in a different light. (Jane Corry, author of My Husband's Wife). How far would you go to keep a secret? 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.
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'An intriguing and layered psychological thriller, What Alice Knew will hold you fast till its startling conclusion-and then you'll want to talk about it to anyone who will listen. An impressive debut.' Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door
'Intriguing and compelling - it made me look at marriage in a different light ...' Jane Corry, Author of 'My Husband's Wife
'The suspense [is] beautifully sustained ... the writing is finely crafted. Joanne Harris An utterly gripping brilliant plot and beautiful prose' Gillian McAllister, author of 'Everything but the Truth
'If you love crime thrillers that look at relationships (see The Widow by Fiona Barton or My Husband's Son by Deborah O'Connor), this is definitely one for you. The novel subverts the usual 'whodunnit' angle of mystery novels and instead looks at what happens after you know who 'did it', and what you would do. Would you reveal their secret, or protect them at any cost?' Hello!
Publication date: 04/05/2017
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 01/12/2016
Publisher: Transworld Digital an imprint of Random House (Digital)
Format: Electronic book text
|Publication date:||4th May 2017|
|Publisher:||Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|Genres:||Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
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 BoltonMore About TA Cotterell