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Araminta Hall

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Araminta Hall has worked as a journalist since 1994 at some of Emap's biggest titles, including Bliss Magazine and New Woman. Since 2000 she has freelanced for a variety of magazines and national newspapers. She lives in Brighton with her husband and three children.

Genres: Mystery
   Everything and Nothing (2011)
   Dot (2013)
   Our Kind of Cruelty (2018)
   Imperfect Women (2020)
     aka Perfect Strangers
   Hidden Depths (2022)
     aka Broken Water
Araminta Hall recommends
Ivy & Abe (2018)
Elizabeth Enfield
"An epic love story."
The Secrets You Hide (2018)
Kate Helm
"Clever concept so brilliantly executed. Compelling plot but more compelling character study that left me desperate to find out why instead of who. First class psych thriller."
Tell Me Your Secret (2019)
Dorothy Koomson
"A totally addictive, can't put down, rollercoaster ride of a story."
Unfollow Me (2019)
Charlotte Duckworth
"A timely, page-turner of a novel, that asks the reader to think about all the ways we judge women, both personally and professionally."
Little Disasters (2019)
Sarah Vaughan
"A true psychological thriller shows us, as all the best ones do, that the scariest place is not the dark alleyway but inside the pathways of our own minds. Compelling…and important."
The Vanished Bride (2019)
(Bronte Sisters Mystery, book 1)
Bella Ellis
"What a breath-taking concept that Rowan has completely pulled off - setting up our most beloved literary heroines as investigators in a compelling mystery that asks us to think about the constraints of women in that time . . . Fun, charming and intriguing."
Keeper (2020)
Jessica Moor
"Reading Keeper is a visceral experience ... cleverly reminding us that for some women simply existing in a man's world is more dangerous than anything else."
Take Me Apart (2020)
Sara Sligar
"What a clever, visceral thriller. A raw, unfiltered twist on gaslighting that challenges how society treats women. It made me sad, angry, and fired up."
Black Widows (2020)
Cate Quinn
"It's unusual to read a story that reveals a completely different life, but that's exactly what Black Widows does. A thrilling tale which twists and turns along an immersive desert landscape, with a surprising Thelma & Louise style ending that makes you feel proud of the sisterhood."
The Search Party (2020)
Simon Lelic
"A brilliantly tense tale of teenage frustration, lost souls, and sibling love, with an atmosphere as tense as the end of summer storm that threatens throughout the book. Plus a whirlwind of an ending that's like riding a rollercoaster."
The Thursday Murder Club (2020)
(Thursday Murder Club, book 1)
Richard Osman
"A properly funny and totally charming murder mystery steeped in Agatha Christie joy. Also the best crime solving foursome and full of a type of Britishness that makes you smile."
The Searcher (2020)
Tana French
"Immersive and atmospheric ... Cal and Trey could very well be the new sort of heroes we need in this strange world."
33 Women (2020)
Isabel Ashdown
"An unexpectedly timely novel about searching for your true self in an isolated world. With that rare thing, a twist I genuinely never saw coming."
The Art of Death (2021)
David Fennell
"Have just finished this hair-raisingly dark thriller . . . you won't be able to put it down."
The Long, Long Afternoon (2021)
Inga Vesper
"Atmospheric, beguiling murder mystery with important things to say about race, gender and class. Loved it!"
Surrogate (2021)
Susan Spindler
"A visceral and intimate study of the mechanics of womanhood, both physically and emotionally, which will leave you asking questions about yourself and how far love stretches. I especially loved the ending."
The Hiding Place (2021)
Amanda Mason
"Tense, atmospheric and suffused with the peculiar longing of motherhood."
The Ballerinas (2021)
Rachel Kapelke-Dale
"Wonderfully atmospheric, THE BALLERINAS is a twirling dream of a story exploring the sacrifices and pain of creation, the shrinking of women and the pressure of always being on show."
How to Find Your Way Home (2022)
Katy Regan
"A truly touching story about love, hope, belonging and memory, with authentic and lovable characters who you're rooting for from the first moments."
Sundial (2022)
Catriona Ward
"A deeply dark and unexpected tale about families, love, hate, the long shadow of the past, and the redemptive power of storytelling. Clever, poetic and immersive."
Complicit (2022)
Winnie M Li
"A masterful example of the slow burn thriller, highlighting the still all-too-true fact that often the real terror for women is simply existing in a man's world. Also an ode to the power and beauty of story-telling. I loved it."
Truly, Darkly, Deeply (2022)
Victoria Selman
"A creepy, engrossing novel which plunges the dark depths of a serial killer and his crimes. But also a meditation on memory, culpability and acceptance that gives a much-needed voice to the unspoken victims of heinous crimes. And with a properly surprising ending."

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