A BRAND NEW STEPHANIE KING NOVEL, FROM THE +4 MILLION COPY-BESTSELLING QUEEN OF PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLERS
A year ago today, we all gathered for Lucas's wedding at his glorious Cornish home overlooking the sea.
But no one was married that day.
Now Lucas has invited us back to celebrate the anniversary. But the anniversary of what? The wedding that never happened, or the tragedy that occurred just hours before the ceremony was due to begin?
He's told us that tonight he has planned a game. We have our costumes, we have our parts, and everyone must play. The game, he tells us, is about to begin.
What does Lucas want from us? What are we not being told? And what's going to happen when this terrible game is over?
Praise for AND SO IT BEGINS (Stephanie King Book 1):
'The twists came so quickly I almost got whiplash' Jenny Blackhurst, author of The Night She Died
'What a storyteller Rachel Abbott is... I was hooked from the start' Cara Hunter, author of Close to Home
'The twists just don't stop' Heat
'Dark and extremely readable' The Times
Rachel Abbott began her career as an independent author in 2011, with Only the Innocent, which became a No.1 bestseller on Kindle, topping the chart for four weeks. Since then, she has published ten further psychological thrillers, plus a novella, and sold over 4 million copies in the English language. She is one of the top-selling authors of all time in the UK Kindle store (published and self-published), and her novels have been translated into 21 languages. Her latest novel, THE MURDER GAME, published in April 2020
I was hooked from the first page, it was absolutely brilliant ... The twists came so quickly I almost got whiplash
The Foster Child - Jenny Blackhurst
I loved it! It's a breathless tour de force that left me hungry for more. I loved the strong female characters, atmospheric Cornish setting and the truly surprising ending. Psychological crime writing at its very best.
Crossbones Yard - Kate Rhodes
Really gripping and menacing - compulsive reading
Blood Orange - Harriet Tyce
What a storyteller Rachel Abbott is... I was hooked from the start
Close to Home - Cara Hunter
I raced through this compelling, twisty novel. Loved it
Friend Request - Laura Marshall
Rachel Abbott is one of my favourite authors, and I'm reminded why every time I pick up one of her books...
And So It Begins is an unnerving, twisting tale that you won't be able to put down
Silent Victim - Caroline Mitchell
A truly compelling, twisty, enthralling and satisfying read... Absolutely AMAZING!
Evil Games - Angela Marsons
With And So It Begins, Rachael Abbott has delivered another intricately plotted thriller that never falters on tension or pace ... the suspense doesn't let up until the very last page
Gone Astray - Michelle Davies
The definition of addictive - Rachel Abbott's best book yet. Kept me up until the small hours - and you won't see the ending coming
The Doll House - Phoebe Morgan
The case is complex, the courtroom drama intense and the shifting perspectives successfully undermine expectation in this novel of obsession, revenge and retribution
Woman & Home
There's a clever twist, which Abbott carefully unveils... it's easy to see why readers keep coming back for this author's thrills
A Must Read
The queen of psychological thrillers does not disappoint with this dark and tense tale
Abbott's first traditionally published novel is a powerhouse combinaiton of psycological thriller and intense courtroom drama - and the twists just don't stop coming.
Heat - Lisa Howells
Abbott debuts in print with an explosive thriller. It's a minefield of surprises ... It twists and turns like a snake in an oil slick.
And So It Begins is a dark, extremely readable, well-plotted psychological thriller culminating in a courtroom drama... It's obvious why Abbott has attracted her huge audience.
If you're a fan of Gone Girl and The Girl On The Train, Rachel Abbott's And So It Begins won't disappoint ... Abbott leaves you guessing until the final few pages.
It's easy to see from this gripping story's frequent twists and bluffs, in a narrative that's rooted in psychology, how word-of-mouth recommendation from one reader to another allowed Abbott to stand out in a crowded market.