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Philippa East

Philippa East works as a Clinical Psychologist and therapist. She lives in Lincolnshire with her husband and cat. Philippa’s prize-winning short stories have been published in various literary journals and Little White Lies is her debut novel.

Genres: Mystery, Literary Fiction
New Books
January 2023

I'll Never Tell
Philippa East recommends
The Silence (2020)
Susan Allott
"Deeply engrossing … an exquisite literary thriller."
Imperfect Women (2020)
Araminta Hall
"A stunning example of the new breed of ''psychological thriller' with a deep dive into the conflicted worlds of three brilliantly-drawn female characters, irradiated by a terrible crime. A pitch-perfect, meticulously-observed and utterly absorbing novel."
Sleepless (2020)
Louise Mumford
"An original and action-packed thriller, with a perfectly unnerving premise that hooked me from the start."
The Favour (2021)
Laura Vaughan
"A heady tapestry of desires, secrets and entitled cruelties, suffused with the heat and shimmer of Italy... beautifully written, intoxicating... Fab!"
When They Find Her (2021)
Lia Middleton
"An unnerving and gripping thriller in which a split-second choice plunges the protagonist Naomi into a web of terror and lies. Deftly written and chillingly plausible ... a bold, compelling and clever debut."
The Colours of Death (2021)
(Inspector Isabel Reis, book 1)
Patricia Marques
"Patricia Marques debut takes the classic crime novel and the evocative setting of Lisbon, and utterly transforms both with a fascinating speculative twist. Pacy, immersive and brain-shiveringly clever. A brilliantly original crime story."
Her New Best Friend (2021)
Penny Batchelor
"A pacy thriller with a original cost of characters and stakes and jeopardy that build right to the end."
The House of Whispers (2021)
Anna Kent
"Unsettling, tense and thought-provoking…this is a fresh new psychological thriller that – like Grace – completely got its hooks into me!"
Five Minds (2021)
Guy Morpuss
"Five Minds spearheads an exciting new trend in speculative fiction, with a mind-stretching and irresistible premise deftly spun into a twisty, page-turning action-thriller. Clever, cool and thoroughly entertaining."
We Are Not Like Them (2021)
Jo Piazza and Christine Pride
"We Are Not Like Them is an extremely timely, brave and important novel. This much-needed book holds a lens up to our world and fiercely demands acknowledgement and accountability – a message which is all the more powerful due to the empathy and compassion with which Pride and Piazza deliver it."
Black Drop (2021)
(Laurence Jago, book 1)
Leonora Nattrass
"A riveting political thriller, set at a fulcrum-point in global history. The setting is viscerally immersive and the characters spring to life from the page. This masterful narrative of deception, intrigue and heroism unfolds with compelling pace, wry humour and acute psychological observation. Gripping, moving and utterly engaging."
On the Edge (2021)
(Jen Shaw, book 1)
Jane Jesmond
"Evocative, compelling and pulse-pounding, with cliff-edge suspense, riveting action and a plot as tricksy as a dare-devil free-climb."
Find Her First (2022)
Emma Christie
"Pulse-pounding and heartbreaking."
Nobody But Us (2022)
Laure Van Rensburg
"Nobody But Us is unapologetically brutal, clever and raw: a psychological thriller that stabs a razor-sharp knife into the bruising issue of consent (and - for good measure - gives it a twist) while pursuing a page-turning game of cat-and-mouse in the most evocative of settings."
All the Wicked Games (2022)
Lauren North
"A stomach-lurching dive into friendship, longing and betrayal, with pitch-perfect pacing, cracking suspense and twists that keep on twisting!"
My Perfect Friend (2022)
Sarah Clarke
"My Perfect Friend is an intensely gripping thriller, with astute characterisation, a cleverly woven plot that keeps you guessing all the way, and a story that is both suspenseful and moving. A hugely satisfying read."
The Raven's Mark (2022)
(DCI Beth Fellows, book 1)
Christie J Newport
"Taut, pacy and gritty story that kept me guessing the whole way through."
Dirt (2023)
Sarah Sultoon
"An immersive and evocative political thriller that thrust me into a unique, razor-edged world, with a plot filled with tension and complexity. The narrative twists around itself, becoming increasingly claustrophobic and fraught, until it arrives at its explosive denouement."
Other Women (2023)
Emma Flint
"Emma Flint writes absolutely beautifully, and Other Women drew me in from the very first page. The disturbing narrative unspools with a veneer of unsettling normalcy, which make the reveals which Flint masterfully serves up all the more gripping and profound when we reach them. Other Women cements me as a firm fan of Emma Flint's brilliant writing."
End of Story (2023)
Louise Swanson
"A masterpiece of storytelling, with a plot that relentlessly draws you in, and then twists and evolves into something utterly unexpected. Wrapped in one of the most original and deeply-realised storylines I have read in a long time, this genre-blending book hits breathtaking new heights in contemporary fiction."
Freeze (2023)
Kate Simants
"Heart-pumping and super-engaging, with a brilliant setting and cast of characters. The twists and turns kept me guessing throughout and I raced through the pages to the clever and satisfying climax."

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