We Begin At the End tells the story of an addict mother, Star, who has lost her true love, Vincent to crime and jail time. Her young teenage daughter, Duchess, thinks of herself as an outlaw and takes on the responsibility of caring for her neglected younger brother, forced to grow up, and doing her best despite the rotten cards she has been dealt. Walk, the middle-aged police chief lives with the ramifications of his honor as he is the one who sent Vincent, his best friend, to jail many years ago. Broken lives in this California town are all intertwined while the mystery of a current murder brings the past back to the present. We Begin At the End is a gut-wrenching, emotional story taking us on a journey of responsibility, forgiveness and lost love, and leaving us mostly heartbroken with a hint of hope. I loved the characters and storytelling by author Chris Whitaker and highly recommend this book!
About Chris Whitaker
Chris Whitaker is the award-winning author of Tall Oaks, All the Wicked Girls, We Begin at the End, and The Forevers (YA).
His debut Tall Oaks won the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award.
An instant New York Times bestseller and the #1 Indie Next Pick, We Begin at the End was also a Waterstones Thriller of the Month, a Barnes & Noble Book Club Pick and a Good Morning America Buzz Pick. It won the CWA Gold Dagger Award, and the Theakston Crime Novel of the Year.
We Begin At The End has been translated into twenty-three languages, with screen rights going to Disney.
When not writing, Chris works at his local library, where he gets to surround himself with books
Chris lives in the UK with his wife and three children.
Follow him on Twitter @WhittyAuthor