Inspired by true events - a vibrant debut about an English village pushed to the brink, and the secrets its residents are desperate to protect. For fans of THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP and ELIZABETH IS MISSING
Perfect for fans of THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP and ELIZABETH IS MISSING.
Heathcote, England - 1984
A mysterious figure is sneaking into homes through backdoors and open windows. Known locally as 'the Fox', he knows everything about everyone - leaving curious objects in their homes, or taking things from them.
When beloved Anna disappears, everyone believes the Fox is responsible.
For the villagers, finding Anna will be difficult - but stopping the Fox from exposing their darkest secrets might just be impossible...
(p) 2017 Orion Publishing Group Ltd
Praise for WE ALL BEGIN AS STRANGERS by Harriet Cummings, a beautiful debut novel you'll want to recommend to everyone - for fans of Joanna Cannon, Rachel Joyce and Jessie Burton:
Wonderful... Full of surprising twists, right up until the final revelations
— Caroline Lea, author of WHEN THE SKY FELL APART
A dazzling debut... Beautifully plotted, fantastically written and compellingly strange — DAILY MAIL
A great summer read... Suspense, plot twists and drama make this an exciting read to the very end — THE POOL
Explores ideas of loneliness and longing — The i Newspaper
I so enjoyed WE ALL BEGIN AS STRANGERS. No 'characters' in sight - just meticulous, tender, complex portraits of people — Emylia Hall, author of THE BOOK OF SUMMERS
I was reminded of William Golding's 'The Lord of The Flies'... A book about community and how trusts can be so easily broken — WRITING.IE
Cummings' talent as a writer is unarguably remarkable, and her future in the literary arts looks bright — THE PLATFORM
Skilfully and satisfying done... It's a good story well told. — TRING LIVING