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The Kindest Thing

by Cath Staincliffe

Book Club Recommendations Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Family Drama Thriller and Suspense

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A stunning novel that looks in to the controversial topic of assisted suicide. When a woman helps her husband to die she finds herself in the dock for murder. This raises so many questions and poses the story from all different perspectives. Moving and heart-breaking.

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The Kindest Thing Synopsis

This is a love story, a modern nightmare and an honest and incisive portrayal of a woman who honours her husband's wish to die and finds herself in the dock for murder. When Deborah reluctantly helps her beloved husband Neil end his life and conceals the truth, she is charged with murder. As the trial unfolds and her daughter Sophie testifies against her, Deborah, still reeling with grief, fights to defend her actions. Twelve jurors hold her fate in their hands, if found guilty she will serve a life sentence. Deborah seeks solace in her memories of Neil and their children and the love they shared. An ordinary woman caught up in an extraordinary situation. A finely written page-turner, compelling, eloquent, heart-breaking. The Kindest Thing tackles a controversial topic with skill and sensitivity. A book that begs the question: what would you do?

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The Kindest Thing Press Reviews

'A painfully honest exploration of an ordinary family under stress...A stunning piece of work' - Ann Cleeves

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ISBN: 9781849012089
Publication date: 27/05/2010
Publisher: Robinson Publishing an imprint of Constable and Robinson
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781849012089
Publication date: 27th May 2010
Author: Cath Staincliffe
Publisher: Robinson Publishing an imprint of Constable and Robinson
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Genres: Book Club Recommendations, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Cath Staincliffe

Cath Staincliffe was our Guest Editor in July 2013 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing.   Cath Staincliffe is an established novelist, radio playwright and the creator of ITV's hit series, Blue Murder, starring Caroline Quentin as DCI Janine Lewis.  Cath’s books have been short-listed for the Crime Writers Association best first novel award and for the Dagger in the Library and selected as Le Masque de l’Année.  Trio, a stand-alone novel moved away from crime to explore adoption and growing up in the 1960s, inspired by ...

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