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Christobel Kent
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What We Did

Christobel Kent



Fiction & Literature;
Crime & mystery;
Thriller & suspense


416 pages

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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.

By:   Christobel Kent
Imprint:   Sphere
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 126mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   280g
ISBN:   9780751568806
ISBN 10:   0751568805
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   May 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

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

  • Short-listed for CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel 2019 (UK)
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