Rachel Abbott has written seven crime novels, which have sold three million copies and made her rich. If you haven’t read or even heard of her, it’s because she self-published all of them. Now, finally, she has joined a publisher. So what does she deliver to explain her success? And So It Begins is a dark, extremely readable, well-plotted psychological thriller culminating in a courtroom drama. Lovers Mark and Evie lie wrapped in a bloodstained bed. Evie is still alive, barely, and confesses to killing him. But has she? It’s obvious why Abbott has attracted her huge audience.