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What Came Before - Anna George

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Published: 25th June 2014
Format: ePUB

'My name is David James Forrester. I'm a solicitor. Tonight, at 6.10, I killed my wife. This is my statement.'

In Melbourne's inner west, David sits in his car, dictaphone in hand. He's sick to his stomach but determined to record his version of events. His wife Elle hovers over her own lifeless body as it lies in the laundry of the house they shared. David thinks back on their relationship – intimate, passionate, intense – and what led to this terrible night.

From her eerie vantage point, Elle traces the sweep of their shared past too. Before David, she'd enjoyed a contented life – as a successful filmmaker, a much-loved aunt and friend. But in the course of two years, she was captivated and then undone by him. Not once in those turbulent times did she imagine that her alluring, complex husband was capable of this.

Dark, atmospheric and gripping, What Came Before is a stunning literary thriller about the risks you take when you fall in love.

About the Author

Initially trained as a lawyer, Anna has worked in the legal world as well as the film and television industries. She studied Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT, and has written feature film scripts. She is currently working on her second novel, which is set on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. She lives in Melbourne with her husband and two children.


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Fantastic read!


from Melbourne AU

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  • Couldn't put it down
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
  • Page Turner
  • Suspenseful
  • Well Written


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    ISBN: 9780670077731
    ISBN-10: 9781483690612
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 272
    Published: 25th June 2014
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 15.5  x 2.5
    Weight (kg): 24.0
    Edition Number: 1