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What We Did

by Christobel Kent

Crime / Mystery Thriller and Suspense

What We Did Synopsis

He stole her childhood. She'll take his future What would you do if you accidentally encountered the man who once abused you? And how would you get away with it? Bridget's life is small and safe: she loves her husband and her son, and she works hard to keep her own business afloat. Until one day, her former violin teacher Anthony Carmichael walks into her shop with the teenager he's clearly grooming. Carmichael begins to stalk Bridget, trying to terrify her into silence. But Bridget is older and stronger now and suddenly, she snaps and fights back. Now Bridget must find a way to deal with the aftermath of her actions... The gripping, compelling and timely new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Loving Husband, The Crooked House and The Day She Disappeared. Perfect for fans of Apple Tree Yard and Lie With Me.

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What We Did Press Reviews

In a tense but unhurried thriller, Kent manages to champion victims without celebrating victimhood - Morning Star

A taut thriller that demonstrates revenge always comes at a cost - Mail on Sunday

What We Did is so good - proper thrilling, with proper emotion, no girls dead in the gutter, and Ladies Rule -- Louisa Young Gripping from the start and impossible to put down, this psychological thriller will enthral and appal you in equal measure - HEAT magazine

A stirring, eloquent thriller with a nail biting finish - Observer

Kent's writing has always possessed literary elegance, and that is fully in evidence here - Guardian

Psychological thriller that has you in a vice-like grip from the start. Bridget's already living under the relentless stress of her childhood abuse - but when her abuser turns up out of the blue, there's the more traditional suspense of a rash act and its consequences - the latter never trivialising the former. Masterful - Times and Sunday Times Crime Club

the writing is underpinned by intelligent understanding of the complicated legacy of childhood abuse. Kent asks us difficult questions about the true nature of forgiveness and retribution in a fast-paced and moving story. - Daily Mail

Unsettling, intense and brilliantly chilling -- Paula Daly -

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ISBN: 9780751568806
Publication date: 30/05/2019
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780751568806
Publication date: 30th May 2019
Author: Christobel Kent
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Thriller / suspense, Crime & mystery,

About Christobel Kent

Christobel Kent was born in London and educated at Cambridge. She has lived variously in Essex, London and Italy. Her childhood included several years spent on a Thames sailing barge in Maldon, Essex with her father, stepmother, three siblings and four step-siblings. She now lives in both Cambridge and Florence with her husband and five children. Click here to read a Q&A with this author.   Photo credit © Charlie Hopkinson

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