What Alice Knew

What Alice Knew

The addictive domestic thriller with a heart-stopping final twist


'Intriguing ... an impressive debut'
Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door

'It made me look at marriage in a different light'
Jane Corry, author of My Husband's Wife

'T. A. Cotterell masterfully conjures up the suffocating atmosphere that envelopes the couple as they navigate the mental trauma of maintaining a complex web of lies ... An intriguing, well-constructed and dramatic debut'

How far would you go to keep a secret?

Alice has a perfect life – a great job, happy kids, a wonderful husband. Until he goes missing one night; she receives a suspicious phone call; things don’t quite add up.

Alice needs to know what’s going on. But when she uncovers the truth she faces a brutal choice. And how can she be sure it is the truth?

Sometimes it’s better not to know.

An FT ' Reader Pick' Books for Summer Reading.


  • An intriguing and layered psychological thriller, What Alice Knew will hold you fast till its startling conclusion—and then you’ll want to talk about it to anyone who will listen. An impressive debut.
    Shari Lapena, author of 'The Couple Next Door'

About the author

TA Cotterell

T. A. Cotterell read History of Art at Cambridge University. He was a freelance writer and now writes and edits for the research house Redburn. He is married with three children and lives in Bristol.
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