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Claire Douglas has worked as a journalist for fifteen years, writing features for women's magazines and newspapers, but she's dreamed of being a novelist since the age of seven. She finally got her wish after winning the Marie Claire Debut Novel Award for her first book, The Sisters, which became a bestseller. Local Girl Missing is her second novel. She lives in Bath with her husband and two children.

Genres: Mystery
Claire Douglas recommends
Everything But the Truth (2017)
Gillian McAllister
"A beautifully written domestic noir full of secrets and lies."
The Choice (2017)
Samantha King
"Wow, what a debut! A beautifully written, chilling psychological thriller. Taunt, tense and very clever with twists I didn't see coming. I absolutely loved it."
Hush Little Baby (2017)
Joanna Barnard
"Beautifully written, clever and compelling with characters that leapt off the page. It kept me guessing all the way through ... and I never expected that ending! Excellent."
The Maid's Room (2017)
Fiona Mitchell
"A beautifully written debut that's both moving and humorous with characters I truly cared about. I loved everything about it!"
Dark Pines (2017)
(Tuva Moodyson Mystery, book 1)
Will Dean
"A brilliant, gripping read! Beautifully written and atmospheric. Highly recommended."
Anatomy of a Scandal (2018)
Sarah Vaughan
"I was hooked right from the start. So beautifully written, clever and compelling. I was gripped right up to the final page."
The Chalk Man (2018)
C J Tudor
"What an amazing debut! Such an ingenious, original idea. I was engrossed from the very first page. I loved how the 1986 and present day storylines weaved so skilfully together to create that unforgettable and unexpected ending. Compelling, taut and so very, very chilling. This book will haunt you!"
Head Case (2018)
(Tom Mondrian, book 1)
Ross Armstrong
"A dark, unsettling page turner."
Exhibit Alexandra (2018)
Natasha Bell
"An intelligent, taut thriller which was beautifully written and compelling. I loved how the author played with the whole theme of life imitating art. Full of twists and turns I couldn't put it down. I thought the ending was perfect!"
Beautiful Liars (2018)
Isabel Ashdown
"A brilliant story of friendship and lies with a twist I never saw coming."
The Cliff House (2018)
Amanda Jennings
"A beautifully written, atmospheric and tense tale of obsession. I was gripped from the first page to the heart-stopping ending. Brilliant."
Her Name Was Rose (2018)
Claire Allan
"‘Utterly addictive! Literally couldn’t put it down all day! Compulsive, twisty, tense. And LOVED the ending."
Open Your Eyes (2018)
Paula Daly
"Kept me guessing right until the end. I devoured it."
Before Her Eyes (2018)
Jack Jordan
"A smart, claustrophobic thriller with a twist that left me reeling. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough."
The Day of the Accident (2018)
Nuala Ellwood
"Brilliantly compulsive and with one hell of a twist! I was consumed until the final heartbreaking page."
The Woman in the Dark (2019)
Vanessa Savage
"Read this brilliantly creepy thriller in one weekend because I couldn't put it down! So scary, pacy and compelling with a very clever twist. One I'm still thinking about now."
The Night Olivia Fell (2019)
Christina McDonald
"Beautifully written and moving, with characters I felt I knew, The Night Olivia Fell is a stunning debut that kept me guessing right until the final, heart-breaking twist."
Someone Is Lying (2019)
Jenny Blackhurst
"This is like a dark, twisty Desperate Housewives and I loved the podcast element. I think this is my favourite of hers yet!"
Tell Me Your Secret (2019)
Dorothy Koomson
"Such a gripping and pacy thriller with a clever, twisty plot. The ending was brilliantly shocking."
The Babysitter (2020)
Phoebe Morgan
"Stayed up late last night because I couldn’t put this brilliant book down. The Babysitter is SO addictive with a clever and twisty storyline that was impossible to guess. I had a lump in my throat at times too. And that ending! Loved it! Highly recommend."
I Made a Mistake (2020)
Jane Corry
"I love all Jane Corry's books but this is her best yet. So clever, compulsive and twisty with a reveal I never saw coming. Superb."
To Tell You the Truth (2020)
Gilly MacMillan
"Dark, tense and very clever... One of the best unreliable narrators I’ve ever come across."
Finders, Keepers (2020)
Sabine Durrant
"Beautifully written, clever and so gripping, with increasing tension and menace until the heart-stopping explosive finale. I couldn't put it down and I now can't stop thinking about that ending! Brilliant!"
The Other Girl (2020)
C D Major
"I loved this historical thriller. Tense, compulsive, atmospheric and emotional, with two wonderful lead characters and an original plot that had me hooked from beginning to end."
The Sanatorium (2021)
(Detective Elin Warner, book 1)
Sarah Pearse
"The Sanatorium is definitely a debut novel to watch out for. Wow, what a chilling read! One of the creepiest thrillers I've ever read. So atmospheric, clever and compulsive. LOVED it!"
The Wedding Night (2021)
Harriet Walker
"I devoured The Wedding Night over one weekend. A twisty, tense, and claustrophobic tale of secrets, manipulation, and soured relationships. I loved it!"
Breathless (2022)
Amy McCulloch
"Tense, chilling and terrifying with unforgettable characters and an unpredictable and atmospheric plot. One of the most original thrillers I've read. It deserves to be huge!"
The Birdcage (2022)
Eve Chase
"Eve Chase is one of my favourite authors and I fell in love with The Birdcage. A gorgeously written, atmospheric and twisty story of sisters and secrets set on the Cornish coast. Eve Chase's books never fail to make me cry. I devoured it!"
The Last Party (2022)
(DC Morgan, book 1)
Clare Mackintosh
"I loved everything about The Last Party. Taut, pacey and so atmospheric with brilliantly-executed twists and wonderfully-written characters. DC Ffion Morgan is my new favourite detective and I'm so excited to read more. An absolute triumph."
Your Word Or Mine (2022)
Lia Middleton
"Jaw-dropping, tense, clever."
The End of Us (2023)
Olivia Kiernan
"It reminded me of Hitchcock at his best. Tense, twisty, dark and so unpredictable. My favourite Olivia Kiernan book yet!"
Silent Waters (2023)
L V Matthews
"Silent Waters is a brilliant, beautifully written thriller with an unusual premise and shocking twists. I loved it! Her best yet!"

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