Please take a moment to review Hachette Book Group's updated Privacy Policy: read the updated policy here.

I Did It for Us

I Did It for Us

‘Unpredictable, challenging and compelling’ Sophie Hannah

From the first time I saw them together I knew it felt wrong. I didn’t like the way he touched her or the self-conscious way he played with Molly and Luke. Joanne saw none of it of course. So I did it to prove to her that she was wrong. I did it for us.

Emily’s instincts tell her that best friend Joanne’s new boyfriend is bad news. Emily fears for Joanne. Fears for Joanne’s children. But Joanne won’t listen because she’s in love. So Emily watches, and waits . . . and then she makes a choice.

But Emily has a past, and secrets too. And is she really as good a friend to Joanne as she claims?

‘Never before have I read such a compelling, chilling read that kept me intrigued from beginning to end . . . If you adore psychological thrillers and books such as The Girl on the Train, then this is a must read!’ Red Headed Book Lover Blog

I Did It For Us held me from the off. It’s compelling, slickly plotted and brilliantly written’ Amanda Jennings
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 26th July 2018

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781472123862

Reviews

A superb writer
Steve Mosby
A wonderful standalone from Alison Bruce whose DC Gary Goodhew novels have built her a reputation as a master of her craft. I Did It For Us held me from the off. It's compelling, slickly plotted and brilliantly written
Amanda Jennings
Bruce is doing for Cambridge what Colin Dexter did for Oxford with Inspector Morse . . . She uses her city just as deftly as Dexter did his, however, and adds subtle touches of feminine intuition and guile. Her plots are deceptively simple, yet describe the frailties of the human heart with a rare skill . . . The death propels Goodhew back into police work. His innate dignity and Bruce's flair make her one of our most interesting crime writers
Daily Mail
The tension is ratcheted up to the bitter end!
Cath Staincliffe
A superb writer
Steve Mosby
Menacing and insidious
R J Ellory
Alison Bruce is fascinating. Her imagination is always unpredictable and her writing is challenging and compelling
Sophie Hannah
Menacing and insidious
R J Ellory
As always, Bruce produces a rewarding read
The Times
The final twist is a corker that I did not see coming... Alison Bruce is better known for her police procedurals, but on this showing, she's every bit as skilled and creative when she turns her hand to a psychological thriller
Mystery People
Never before have I read such a compelling, chilling read that kept me intrigued from beginning to end . . . If you adore psychological thrillers and books such as The Girl on the Train, then this is a must read!
Red Headed Book Lover Blog
It's all orchestrated (from opening adagio to allegro finale) with authority
The Independent
An exciting debut from a very promising new talent
Paul Johnston
Bruce is doing for Cambridge what Colin Dexter did for Oxford with Inspector Morse . . . She uses her city just as deftly as Dexter did his, however, and adds subtle touches of feminine intuition and guile. Her plots are deceptively simple, yet describe the frailties of the human heart with a rare skill . . . The death propels Goodhew back into police work. His innate dignity and Bruce's flair make her one of our most interesting crime writers
Daily Mail
It's all orchestrated (from opening adagio to allegro finale) with authority
The Independent
Unusual and interesting
The Times