#BookReview #WhenIWasTen Fiona Cummins @FionaAnnCummins @panmacmillan

Source: Netgalley and Purchase

Late to the party with sharing my review for this one but oh boy what a book! Infact this is a book that I will most definitely read again!

Before I share my thoughts, here’s what the official blurb says:

Twenty-one years ago, Dr Richard Carter and his wife Pamela were killed in what has become the most infamous double murder of the modern age.

Their ten year-old daughter – nicknamed the Angel of Death – spent eight years in a children’s secure unit and is living quietly under an assumed name with a family of her own.

Now, on the anniversary of the trial, a documentary team has tracked down her older sister, compelling her to break two decades of silence.

Her explosive interview sparks national headlines and journalist Brinley Booth, a childhood friend of the Carter sisters, is tasked with covering the news story.

For the first time, the three women are forced to confront what really happened that night – with devastating consequences for them all.

My thoughts

Wow, wow and just wow! I put down this book and literally couldn’t pick up another for days. If you have read any of Fiona Cummins’ other books then you will know just how dark and twisted her mind is, you will know that you are not in for a cosy crime type of read and you will most certainly not be disappointed.

This books starts off relatively calm, with an extremely dark and unsettling underlying tension. Even from early on the hairs on the back of my neck were standing to attention! And then BAM! Fiona Cummins pulls the rug right out from under your feet and a whole new direction opens up, secrets and the past spill out over onto the pages and into your life as you become completely immersed in the lives of these characters. I don’t want to say much about the story line or who I liked and who repelled me but let’s just say that there were a couple of characters in there whom I’d have happily dragged out the pages and strangled with my bare hands.

Switching between past and present, creating a sense of not really knowing who or what to trust, the author forces us to really question what lies behind good and evil, what happens to make good people turn bad.

Assumptions are made and overturned before reforming as the author leads you down a a dark and harrowing path. The twists and turns are immense, the characters completely relatable. this is a book that will stay with you for a very long time! BRILLIANT, Fiona Cummins is a master storyteller!

When I was Ten is available to purchase via


Amazon UK

Amazon US


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