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Lucy Foley

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Lucy Foley studied English Literature at Durham and UCL universities. She then worked for several years as a fiction editor in the publishing industry - during which time she also wrote The Book of Lost and Found. Lucy now writes full-time, and is busy travelling (for research, naturally!) and working on her next novel.

Genres: Mystery, Historical, General Fiction

Lucy Foley recommends
Cape May (2019)
Chip Cheek
"Gorgeous, seductive storytelling, martini-dry prose reminiscent of James Salter's finest. I loved it."
Little Disasters (2019)
Sarah Vaughan
"Compelling, beautifully written, so perceptive and emotionally devastating."
The Playground (2019)
Jane Shemilt
"BRILLIANT, and frighteningly credible, partly because the characters are so beautifully realized. Exquisitely written, utterly gripping and almost unbearably tense—you'll be thinking about it long after you read the final page."
Pine (2020)
Francine Toon
"I loved this book! Hugely atmospheric, exquisitely written and utterly gripping."
Dead to Her (2020)
Sarah Pinborough
"Possibly my favorite of Pinborough’s yet, and that’s saying something. It’s an absolute rollercoaster of a ride: twist upon twist, expertly handled. I actually gasped out loud several times. So atmospheric and sexy… A triumph!"
Our Little Cruelties (2020)
Liz Nugent
"Dark, beautiful, devastating - pure genius."
Seven Lies (2020)
Elizabeth Kay
"With scalpel sharp writing and a killer concept, Seven Lies is dark, clever, compelling and utterly assured. It heralds the arrival of a hugely exciting new voice in crime fiction."
I Saw Him Die (2020)
(Agatha Christie, book 4)
Andrew Wilson
"Fiendishly well-plotted, hugely entertaining."
Remain Silent (2020)
(DS Manon Bradshaw, book 3)
Susie Steiner
"A brilliantly gripping tale."
The Other Passenger (2020)
Louise Candlish
"I’m a HUGE fan of Louise Candlish’s writing but she really knocks it out of the park with this one, with its Hitchcockian atmosphere of mounting dread and almost unbearable suspense, building to its astonishing conclusion. And it’s all so frighteningly credible because the characters are so brilliantly drawn, so knowable. A must read!"
The Perfect Couple (2020)
Lisa Hall
"Chillingly believable and utterly compelling with thrills aplenty — I loved this book."
The Maidens (2021)
Alex Michaelides
"A deliciously dark, elegant, utterly compulsive read-with a twist that blew my mind. I loved this even more than I loved The Silent Patient and that's saying something!"
Idol (2022)
Louise O'Neill
"By turns utterly gripping and unsettling, this gorgeously written novel is a fascinating look at the ills of influencer culture. A book for our times."
One Last Secret (2022)
Adele Parks
"I'll drop anything for a new Adele Parks: she nails it ever time."

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