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All Of Us Are Broken

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'One of the most strikingly original police procedurals this year . . . It is breathtakingly good' Daily Mail

The electrifying new crime novel from the award winning author, Fiona Cummins, author of
Into the Dark and Rattle.

It’s been a long time since the Hardwicke family has been on holiday. But thirteen-year-old Galen has wanted to see the wild dolphins at Scotland’s Chanonry Point for as long as she can remember, and her mother Christine – a lone parent since her beloved husband left – is determined she gets her wish. But their serene trip is about to be interrupted.

When DC Saul Anguish is called to investigate the shooting of an ex-police officer in Midtown-on-Sea, Essex, he quickly discovers that this is the first in a string of killings by Missy and Fox, a damaged young couple hell-bent on infamy, their love story etched in blood. In pursuit, Saul follows their trail north.

The paths of the Hardwickes' and the deadly couple are about to collide. When Saul and his forensic linguist partner, Blue, arrive on the scene, they witness the unthinkable: a mother forced to make an impossible choice.

Saul must uncover the truth about the couple. But can he find the strength to lay the ghosts of his past to rest before they break him?

Praise for Fiona Cummins:

'Grips like a vice'
Val McDermid

‘Savage, heartbreaking, beautiful and chilling. Fiona Cummins rips up the rule book in this quite brilliant story of love and loss, murder and redemption’
Chris Whitaker

'Breathless plotting and twist after twist' Ian Rankin

'One of the most atmospheric novels you will ever encounter – you will feel the sea air in your lungs and the terror in your dreams. A crime novel of the very first order'
David Baldacci

'So good I read it twice. Trust me – Cummins is a keeper'
Lee Child

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"All of Us Are Broken is a master class in suspense. . . An adrenaline ride with several layers of profound substance, a reader can't ask for more than that." - David Baldacci

"A visceral, aching novel from a writer at the top of her game." - Lisa Ballantyne

"A powerful, emotional and thrilling story, told with white-knuckle pace and breath-holding heart." - Jo Callaghan

"Fiona Cummins writes a belter of a thriller. Such a powerful story and a gut punching final chapter." - Joanna Cannon

"Fearless. Visceral. Heartbreaking. Fiona Cummins takes a deep dive into the brutality and the humanity that coexist inside each and every one of us." - Tammy Cohen

"A nerve shredding journey into the heart of darkness. Fans of Luther and Mo Hayder will love it." - Mark Edwards

"An elegiac and adrenaline-fuelled ride, and as dark, sleek and dangerous as the murderous couple at the story's heart. In a strong field, this may be my favourite Fiona Cummins novel yet!" - C M Ewan

"A rare and exquisite novel, and one that marks Fiona Cummins out as one of our bravest crime writers (not to mention one of the best). Unbearably tense, devastatingly dark, but ultimately a homage to love and survival." - Caz Frear

"This book is brilliant, brutal and dark. It will shock and enthral, and it may break your heart." - Sarah Hilary

"You'll want to hug your loved ones close after reading this pitch dark thrill-ride filled with impossible, heart-breaking choices. Incredible." - Susi Holliday

"Devising an engaging high-concept hook is one of the hardest things an author can achieve. Executing it well is tougher yet. This book made me cry. Twice. Highly recommended." - Ed James

"Can't remember the last time such a gripping crime narrative blended so seamlessly with an emotional, weepy family drama." - Erin Kelly

"All Of Us Are Broken is Fiona Cummins' modern retelling of the Bonnie and Clyde story, transplanted from the American heartland to the Scottish Highlands. Cummins uses her considerable skills to meditate on the pervasive nature of violence in our contemporary society. A dark and bloody ride." - Vaseem Khan

"A phenomenal thriller." - Olivia Kiernan

"This thriller has it all: a darkly charismatic detective, a pair of merciless killers and a propulsive plot that builds towards a devastating finale." - T M Logan

"Gripping and page-turnery and all those good things but also keeps you right on the edge of heartbreak. Stunning." - Laura Marshall

"A gripping thriller. All those damaged characters harbouring secrets. Absolutely intriguing. Loved it." - Liz Nugent

"Utterly addictive, utterly heartbreaking." - Nikki Smith

"I don't think anyone else writes such emotional, beautiful, devastating crime books as Fiona Cummins. I really will need to recover from this one." - Louise Swanson

"Wow, this book is amazing. I was gripped, terrified and mesmerised all at the same time. I won't be able to stop thinking about it for months (no, YEARS) to come." - B P Walter

"Savage, heartbreaking, beautiful and chilling. Fiona Cummins rips up the rule book in this quite brilliant story of love and loss, murder and redemption." - Chris Whitaker

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