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Welcome to my website where you can find information about my latest books, forthcoming events, reviews, news and my blog.

One of the things I love about working as a writer is the freedom -choosing to work in bed on a grim day, in the summer house at the bottom of the garden on a balmy one, or in a café in town when the countryside looms too large (although I am a Londoner at heart, I actually live in a rural village these days).

A hazard, however,  is the solitude- necessary and creative some of the time, of course, but a struggle at others. Especially on those short days in deepest winter when everyone in the world seems to be busy doing something very important somewhere else. Then  it can feel as if you only exist for your fictional characters- who don’t seem to care about their author much either!

So it’s always good to hear from readers about our shared passion- books. If you’d like to comment on anything on this site, please do so, and you can keep up to date with my events and publications by liking me on Facebook or following on Twitter.

I am a great believer in independent bookshops, so please do use the ‘Find your local bookshop’ button if you’re thinking of buying a book or just want to  visit and browse!

It’s also a wonderful foil to loneliness to go out and meet readers and other writers face-to-face at literary and crime events, fesivals and signings, around the country. You can find information about these here too under Events.

Thank you for visiting!

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  • “This creepy well-written debut is reminiscent of John Fowels’s The Collector but with the genders reversed” ...Read More

    Tideline book review- Laura Wilson, The Guardian
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