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We Begin at the End

We Begin at the End

Why a Booktrail?

200os: A killer returns to his hometown after 30 years away.

  • Genre: Crime, Suspense

What you need to know before your trail

For some people, trouble just finds them.

Thirty years ago, Vincent King became a killer.

Now, he’s been released from prison and is back in his hometown of Cape Haven, California. Not everyone is pleased to see him. Like Star Radley, his ex-girlfriend, and sister of the girl he killed.

Duchess Radley, Star’s thirteen-year-old daughter, is part-carer, part-protector to her younger brother, Robin – and to her deeply troubled mother. But in trying to protect Star, Duchess inadvertently sets off a chain of events that will have tragic consequences not only for her family, but also the whole town.

Murder, revenge, retribution.

How far can we run from the past when the past seems doomed to repeat itself?



Travel Guide

Welcome to fictional Cape Haven

This is the fictional setting of Chris Whittaker’s third novel. Vincent King is a murderer and he’s returning here so just as well it isn’t real.

There’s a very strong sense of place for a fictional setting though and that’s the joy of the writing. Small town life, Americana and people who just survive what life throws at them.

Cape Haven is a small Californian town beset by tragedy. There’s a rich cast of characters such as Duchess who is a kind of outlaw in comparison to the Chief of Police whose story merges with hers. Duchess will protect her family to the very end. Enter strip club owner Darke and his plans to speculate on the land around the town. Oh it’s a town with secrets, lies and problems. Vincent King comes back and he wants revenge.

The sign outside the town should read “‘Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.”



BookTrail Boarding Pass: We Begin at the End

Destination/location: California, ‘Cape Haven’   Author/guide:  Chris Whittaker  Departure Time: 2000s

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