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.
Claire Douglas recommends
Everything But the Truth (2017)
"A beautifully written domestic noir full of secrets and lies."
The Choice (2017)
"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)
"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 Vanishing of Audrey Wilde (2017)
"Infused with tension and suspicion as lies are uncovered, I was gripped by the dark mystery that surrounds Audrey's disappearance and desperate to know who might be responsible. This is one novel I won't be able to stop thinking about for a very long time. I really loved it."
The Maid's Room (2017)
"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)
"A brilliant, gripping read! Beautifully written and atmospheric. Highly recommended."
Anatomy of a Scandal (2018)
"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!"
Exhibit Alexandra (2018)
"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)
"A brilliant story of friendship and lies with a twist I never saw coming."
The Cliff House (2018)
"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)
"‘Utterly addictive! Literally couldn’t put it down all day! Compulsive, twisty, tense. And LOVED the ending."
Before Her Eyes (2018)
"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)
"Brilliantly compulsive and with one hell of a twist! I was consumed until the final heartbreaking page."
The Woman in the Dark (2019)
"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)
"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."
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