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  • Published: 5 December 2023
  • ISBN: 9781405945479
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $22.99

All The Blood We Share

The dark and gripping new historical crime based on a twisted true story

From the author of Triflers Need Not Apply comes a deliciously dark novel based on the true story of the Bloody Benders, a family of serial killers in the old American West . . .

The winds shift nervously on the isolated plain, whispering of travellers lost and buried, whispering of witches.

At first the townspeople of Cherryvale welcome the beautiful young medium, Kate Bender and her family. No one knows about their other business, the shortcut to a better life. They're careful. It's only from those who travel alone, and who can easily disappear, that the Benders demand their pound of flesh.

But even a gifted seer like Kate can make a misstep. Now, as the secrets festering beneath the family orchard threaten to bring them all to ruin, the Benders must sharped their craft - or vanish themselves.

  • Published: 5 December 2023
  • ISBN: 9781405945479
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Camilla Bruce

CAMILLA BRUCE was born central Norway and grew up in an old forest, next to an Iron Age burial mound. She has a master’s degree in comparative literature and has co-run a small press that published dark fairy tales. Camilla currently lives in Trondheim with her son and cat. You Let Me In is her first novel.

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Praise for All The Blood We Share

Praise for Camilla Bruce


Got me out of a reading slump! Dark glee, tragedy . . . fans of my story The Corset will gobble this up

Laura Purcell

Dark, twisted and dangerously addictive

Sam Lloyd

A brutal and compelling tale that starts as a revenge story but quickly becomes so much more. Clever, shocking and horrific in places, it's the sort of book for which the phrase 'page-turner' was invented

Lucie McKnight Hardy

Come for the fabulous premise, stay for the razor-sharp portrait of a marvelously complex (and often totally terrifying) mind. I was a big fan of You Let Me In, but Camilla Bruce has absolutely outdone herself with Bella Sorensen and Triflers Need Not Apply

Laird Hunt

Explosive . . . If you like true crime, you'll devour this chilling story

Woman's Weekly

Deliciously dark, wickedly observed with a protagonist who will haunt you in the best way. Utterly gripping, chillingly compelling - you won't read another story quite like Bella's

Miranda Dickinson

Loved this fascinating tale of how a woman's pain turns to rage and then murder. A dark, thrilling ride into a world of revenge. Oh so satisfying

Julie Owen Moylan

A perfect read for any crime fiction fan. A chilling immersion into the mind of a serial killer - dark, seductive and addictive. A truly gripping read

Lia Middleton

Based on a true story, with dark humour throughout, you will be hooked


Extraordinary. Bruce does a marvellous job of reimagining this real-life murderer, without excusing her crimes

The Times

This gory fictionalisation of her story is also a great character study


Explosive . . . If you like true crime, you'll devour this chilling story of revenge


Chilling. Camilla Bruce's adept reimagining of this compelling historical figure is difficult to forget

Gazette and Herald

You'll veer between pity and loathing for the main character, with perhaps a touch of horrified admiration at times

The Hunsbury Handbook

Atmospheric and addictive

Crime Monthly

This sinister novel is a pulse-pounding read

Woman's Own

Creepy and compelling

The Times Crime Club

As disturbing as it is compelling, All The Blood We Share is a grisly triumph, and one that cements Bruce's reputation as a must-read author

Fantasy Hive

A mixture of black humour and psychological insight

Sunday Times, 'Best Historical Fiction Books of 2023'

I was absolutely captivated by All the Blood We Share. The author brings the prairie so vividly to life that I felt I was there, living amongst brilliantly portrayed, scarily believable characters . . . Chilling, terrifying, utterly addictive, All the Blood We Share is a beautifully written, spellbinding read for 2023

Karen Coles, author of The Asylum