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Caroline Bale


Caroline Bale was born and lives in Dublin, Ireland. She writes what she loves to read, fast paced crime fiction with a psychological twist and strives to create complex plots and engaging characters. She is a practicing psychotherapist and has always been interested in people and what makes them feel, think and act the way they do. The dark side of human nature in particular fascinates her and the tangled web of emotions and motivations that drive a person to kill another.

Caroline has spent a lot of time in North Yorkshire and was so taken with the strong character of the people, the brooding landscape and the rich history of the city of York itself that she set her first novel here. It gives her an excuse to keep visiting the area. In 2018 she was selected as a finalist in the Irish Writer’s Centre Novel Fair for her novel “I will make you pay", the first in the DI Ellen McClure series.

In October 2018 her short story, "Vainglorious Bastard” was published in a collection of new crimes stories from Ireland, “Sins”. In autumn 2019 her short story, "Sessions with Elena" will be published in a new collection of crime short stories.

She studied Philosophy and Classical studies at Trinity College Dublin and more recently completed a Master’s degree in Psychotherapy. She lives in Blackrock in Dublin and most enjoys the simple things in life, cups of tea and chats with family and walking on Killiney Hill or on the beach with her partner and their two dogs.
   I Will Make you Pay (2019)

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