Melanie Golding is a graduate of the MA in creative writing program at Bath Spa University, with distinction. She has been employed in many occupations including farm hand, factory worker, childminder and music teacher. Throughout all this, because and in spite of it, there was always the writing.
Melanie Golding recommends
The Necessary Marriage (2018)
"Tragic and affecting, this novel absorbed me from the first page - and what an ending, wow!"
I See Through You (2018)
"A wonderful read for those who enjoy authentic characters, exquisite writing and intriguing plotlines. I loved it."
I Will Make You Pay (2019)
"This book is highly entertaining, gripping and thrilling! Flawless, beautiful writing too. Loved it."
Darling Rose Gold (2020)
"I love it. Fascinating, immersive, whip-smart, with a supremely clever ending that left me gasping."
Keep Him Close (2020)
"Intriguing, heart-breaking...a mystery novel with a beautiful character study at its heart."
Survival Instincts (2020)
"A beautifully written, masterfully paced thriller with kick-ass female characters who have to face insidious, and sadly plausible, abuse. Every woman with a mother or a daughter will recognize something of themselves in this book."
Somewhere in the Dark (2020)
R J Jacobs
"A superb story, it is such wonderfully told, gripping, edge-of-your seat stuff. I really rooted for Jessie. The ending was truly moving, too. This book deserves to fly off the shelves!"
It Will Just Be Us (2020)
"A truly chilling novel with an ending that will take your breath away. Mad Catherine's house is (literally) the stuff of nightmares, and in Julian, Jo has created one of the most frightening characters I've come across since Gabe from Pet Semetary. I couldn't read it too late at night, and I had to cover up my mirrors! Also very glad I live in a modern house nowhere near a swamp."
The Night of the Flood (2020)
"Evocative, glorious and tragic all at once ... The writing is superb."
Good Neighbours (2021)
"A brilliant story. I was completely absorbed by the world Sarah Langan created. The interspersing of the media excerpts was inspired and my interest was piqued and then my assumptions were blown away by the end. I even felt a little sorry for the monster that is Rhea. Clever, arresting and thought-provoking, Good Neighbors gripped hold of me like the best kind of thriller."
Sorry Isn't Good Enough (2022)
"Sorry Isn't Good Enough was gripping and surprising, and at turns chilling and heartbreaking. Stephanie's story will stay with me for a long time."
They Drown Our Daughters (2022)
"An atmospheric, absorbing, multi-generational novel which explores the way historical events can impact the present. I'm always fully on board for anything that shines a light on the intense and difficult bonds between mothers and daughters, so this hit the mark for me! I was at turns terrified by the air of ghostly myth and compelled by the excellent prose. A brilliant achievement!"
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