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Sara Collins

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Sara Collins studied law at the London School of Economics and worked as a lawyer for seventeen years. She has always wanted to write but only recently decided it was time to stop wanting to do it and just do it. She is a final year student for the Master of Studies in Creative Writing at Cambridge University, where she was the recipient of the 2015 Michael Holroyd Prize for Re-creative Writing. Her work has been shortlisted for the Bath Short Story Award and published in The Caribbean Writer as well as being shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Prize in 2016.Her debut novel The Confessions of Frannie Langton was pre-empted by Viking UK on the eve of a major UK auction. It was also pre-empted by HarperCollins US and Canada, and sold to auction in Germany and at pre-empt to Italy, France, Spain and the Netherlands. It has also now been sold in Sweden and Poland. It will be a lead title in the US and UK in 2019.

Genres: Historical Mystery

Costa Book Awards Best First Novel winner (2019) : The Confessions of Frannie Langton

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Keeper (2020)
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"Tense, beautiful and lyrical. Everyone should read this book."
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"I loved it. Gripping, heartbreaking, immersive. I read it with my heart in my throat."
The Vanishing Half (2020)
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"The Vanishing Half should mark the induction of Brit Bennett into the small group of likely successors to Toni Morrison, Zora Neale Hurston and Nella Larsen. I read it torn between competing urges: I wanted to greedily turn the pages, yet I also wanted to savour every word, lingering as long as I could with the delicious feeling of being sunk so deep into the story that every time I set the book aside it felt like coming up for air. Compelling, compassionate and astonishingly good."
Madam (2021)
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"Rebecca meets The Secret History. Gloriously dark, gloriously gothic."
Magpie (2021)
Elizabeth Day
"An absorbing exploration of infertility and mental illness combined with the pace and plot of a heart-racing thriller … I literally couldn’t put this down. Sublime."
The Key In The Lock (2022)
Beth Underdown
"Deliciously intriguing from the very first sentence, with shades of Du Maurier and Dunmore. I was hooked by this exquisitely written tale of secrets and lies."

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