Grandmother Ruth Sutton writes to the man she hates more than anyone else on the planet: the man who she believes killed her daughter Lizzie in a brutal attack four years earlier. Ruth’s burden of grief and hatred, has only grown heavier with the passing of time, her avid desire for vengeance ever stronger. In writing to him Ruth hopes to exorcise the corrosive emotions that are destroying her life, to find the truth and with it release and a way forward. Whether she can ever truly forgive him is another matter – but the letters are her last, best hope.
Letters To My Daughter’s Killer exposes the aftermath of violent crime for an ordinary family and explores fundamental questions of crime and punishment. How do we deal with the very human desire for revenge? If we get justice does reconciliation follow? Can we really forgive those who do us the gravest wrong? Could you?
‘An immensely subtle, sad and gripping tale, beautifully written’ Literary Review
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‘Thought-provoking and original … truly powerful’ Sunday Mirror
‘A truly, truly remarkable book’ Chris High
‘A genuine tour de force… a highly original and skilled writer, pushing the boundaries of crime fiction and taking her craft in an entirely new direction’ Jim Napier deadlydiversions.com
‘A portrait of loss and rage, less focused on the mechanics of the crime than the emotion lurking beneath the surface’ Cape Times (South Africa)
‘A page-turning, beguiling and haunting novel about grief, guilt and the complex dynamics of forgiveness’ Chris Ewan on Writers Read