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Louise Beech

Louise Beech has always been haunted by the sea. She regularly writes travel pieces for the Hull Daily Mail, where she was a columnist for ten years. Her short fiction has won the Glass Woman Prize, the Eric Hoffer Award for Prose, and the Aesthetica Creative Works competition, as well as shortlisting for the Bridport Prize twice and being published in a variety of UK magazines. Louise lives with her husband and children on the outskirts of Hull the UKs 2017 City of Culture and loves her job as a Front of House Usher at Hull Truck Theatre, where her first play was performed in 2012. She was also part of the Mums Army on Lizzie and Carls BBC Radio Humberside Breakfast Show for three years.

Genres: Mystery, Literary Fiction
New Books
April 2023

Eighteen Seconds
Non fiction
Louise Beech recommends
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Craig Lancaster
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The Winter's Child (2017)
Cassandra Parkin
"A beautiful, rich, haunting and addictive masterpiece… I'll never forget it."
Dead North (2018)
(Sam Williams, book 1)
Joel Hames
"Hames is such a talent that he has created a white-knuckle, breathlessly-paced read that also has heart. Beautifully written and thrilling, Dead North deserves to go to the top of any chart."
A Fractured Winter (2018)
Alison Baillie
"Addictive, smart, twisty and beautifully written."
Good Samaritans (2018)
(Detective Sergeant Pace, book 1)
Will Carver
"A dark and addictive novel that felt deliciously sexy to read, like I should read it where no one could see."
The Lost Daughter (2018)
Gill Paul
"I devoured Another Woman's Husband in a few days. This has bestseller written all over it."
What's Left of Me Is Yours (2019)
Stephanie Scott
"A beautiful, beautiful book that defies genre - and my words... This is truly an epic, meticulously and lovingly researched, with such exquisite description and detail that I read the same lines over, many times…I will not forget this book for a long time."
Beast (2019)
(Six Stories, book 4)
Matt Wesolowski
"Absolute genius."
The Murder House (2020)
(DCI Matilda Darke, book 5)
Michael Wood
"Gory, brutal, devastating, utterly addictive and yet so finely written. This deserves to be huge – and I think it will be. His best yet."
What Lies Between Us (2020)
John Marrs
"Tense, affecting, and well-crafted, and keeps you in the dark until the explosive conclusion."
The Perfect Couple (2020)
Lisa Hall
"A perfect summer escape – page-turning suspense."
The Last Resort (2020)
Susi Holliday
"What a trip! I love how Holliday writes, unafraid to mix genres. And this is no exception. Another ‘like nothing you’ve read’ thriller from one of my fave writers."
Ask No Questions (2021)
Claire Allan
"Ask No Questions is Claire Allan’s best. This will shock and surprise!"
The Girls Are All So Nice Here (2021)
Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
"The easiest five star rating I've given. The pace doesn't let up, the twists never stopped, and you never ever know who to trust or what to believe."
The Cancer Ladies' Running Club (2021)
Josie Lloyd
"This inspirational, hard-hitting, warm, and funny book pulsated with truth and experience."
The River Between Us (2021)
Liz Fenwick
"Once again, Liz Fenwick has proved she is the mistress of pure escapism. Spanning generations, with a beautiful love story and unearthed secrets about ancestry at its core, this book is just what the world needs right now."
Fall (2021)
West Camel
"West Camel is a truly gifted wordsmith, and a beautiful storyteller."
The Undiscovered Deaths of Grace McGill (2022)
C S Robertson
"Clever, dark, unusual and full of genuine surprises."
Nobody But Us (2022)
Laure Van Rensburg
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Tomorrow I Become a Woman (2022)
Aiwanose Odafen
"Tomorrow I Become a Woman is an accomplished and emotional triumph. With deft language and in-depth characters, the book explores female friendships, difficulties and loss. It pulses with life, and taught me a lot."
Do No Harm (2022)
Jack Jordan
"The definition of edge of your seat, nail-biting, buttock-clenching thriller."
The Gone & the Forgotten (2022)
Clare Whitfield
"What a beautiful, absorbing, emotional book. I was on that remote island with these characters, lost in their unfolding dramas and the barren landscape and long-past secrets. I was with young Prue on her quest to disperse the shadows of her past, and certainly identified with many of the things she had been through. A stunning read."
The Hive (2022)
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"Pacy, original and addictive."
The Redeemer (2022)
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