Initially trained as a lawyer, Anna George began her writing career verifying footnotes for a legal encyclopedia. From there, she went on to review films for a Hong Kong street magazine and to write feature film scripts. She lives in Melbourne with her husband and two sons.
'My name is David James Forrester. I'm a solicitor. Tonight, at 6.10, I killed my wife. This is my statement.'
David sits in his car, sick to his stomach and barely able to order his thoughts, but determined to record his statement of events. His wife, Elle, hovers over her lifeless body as it lies on the laundry floor of the house they shared. David thinks back on their relationship – intimate, passionate, intense – and what led to this violent endpoint. Elle traces their shared past as well and her version of events gradually reveals how wrong she was about the man she'd loved.
Dark, atmospheric and gripping, What Came Before is a stunning literary thriller about the risks you take when you fall in love.