We Begin at the End (Large Print / Paperback)
We Begin at the End is a heartbreaker with unforgettable characters, especially 13 year old Duchess, the self-proclaimed outlaw. Long after I finished, I kept thinking about all the pieces of the story that were ultimately revealed, as well as the many unintended consequences of actions taken with the best of intentions or those motivated by revenge. This book will stay with me.— Carol
March 2021 Indie Next List
“We Begin at the End is dramatic storytelling at its best, full of layers of intrigue and complex personalities set around the murder of the book’s most vulnerable character. The stoical, 13-year-old Duchess Day Radley takes center stage, and her heartbreaking life unleashes a hero within: self-proclaimed outlaw, bold and courageous, though to her peril not always wise beyond her years. Chris Whitaker has created a character for the ages and an extraordinary reading experience. By turns amusing, frightening, and exhilarating.”
— Robin Sung, Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA
Winner of the Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel from the Crime Writers' Association (UK)
Winner for Best International Crime Fiction from Australian Crime Writers Association
An Instant New York Times Bestseller
"A vibrant, engrossing, unputdownable thriller that packs a serious emotional punch. One of those rare books that surprise you along the way and then linger in your mind long after you have finished it."
--Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Four Winds
Right. Wrong. Life is lived somewhere in between.
About the Author
Chris Whitaker lives in the United Kingdom with his wife and three young children. His books include Tall Oaks and All the Wicked Girls. Follow Chris on Twitter @WhittyAuthor.