Vincent King has just been released from prison after thirty years for a hit and run accident that killed his girl friend’s seven year old sister. His girlfriend turns to booze,eventually leaving her thirteen year old daughter, Duchess, to practically raise the younger brother, Robin. Duchess acts as though she doesn’t care about anything except her mother and brother, calling herself an outlaw. When there is a murder in the town just after Vincent King’s release, Sheriff Walker goes to extreme measures to try to prove King’s innocence.
Chris Whitaker writes a good story. We Begin at the End is an easy read and a page turner with well drawn, empathetic characters, most especially Duchess. I predict that We Begin at the End will be a popular must read for many.