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Book Review – When I Was Ten by Fiona Cummins @FionaAnnCummins #BookReview #BookBlogger #suspense

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MY REVIEW

A book that kept throwing secrets at me even till the last page. 2 sisters bound by a secret and murder of their parents by one. What made a 10 year old child kill her parents? Stabbing them in the neck 14 times.

A grown woman with a family leading a happy life until the secret broke and life became a chaos. This was the story of Sara and Shannon Carter but also of their best friend and neighbor.

This was author Fiona Cummins at her best where the story ramped up its suspense with each page. This was one book where abuse was written, but it didn’t put me off but fired me up completely. I was supposed to read a few chapters then get to work. I forgot work and read the entire book.

Completely immersed in its story was I that I didn’t know the passage of time. The author was brilliant in the way she showed me the truth while hiding so many others in the shadows. There was lies and manipulation, threat and abuse, grief and injustice. Finally the truth… Rather the many truths.

The characters were varied and interesting and pulled me to them inspite of me not liking anyone much. It was amazing how the writing influenced my train of thoughts until I was soaring high on adrenaline.

Read the book whenever and however you can get your hands on it!! It is dark, it is suspenseful, but oh so thrilling.

MY RATING

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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BOOK BLURB

She had lived a lie for thirteen years, and the perfect life as she had known it was about to change forever.

Everyone remembered Sara and Shannon Carter, the little blonde haired sisters. Their Dad was the local GP and they lived in the beautiful house on the hill. Their best friend, Brinley Booth, lived next door. They would do anything for each other but everything shifted on that fateful day when Dr Richard Carter and his wife Pamela were stabbed fourteen times with a pair of scissors in what has become the most talked about double murder of the modern age.

The girls were aged ten and twelve at the time. One, nicknamed the Angel of Death, spent eight years in a children’s secure unit accused of the brutal killings. The other lived in foster care out of the limelight and prying questions. Now, on the anniversary of the trial, a documentary team has tracked down one of the sisters, persuading her to speak about the events of that night for the first time.

Her explosive interview sparks national headlines and Brinley Booth, now a journalist, is tasked with covering the news story which brings to light fresh evidence and triggers a chain of events which will have devastating consequences.

BOOK DETAILS

Publication Date: April 2021

I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.

All my reviews can be found here.

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