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Catherine Ryan Howard

Ireland (b.1982)

Catherine was born in Cork, Ireland, in 1982.Prior to writing full-time, Catherine worked as a campsite courier in France and a front desk agent in a hotel in Walt Disney World, Florida, and most recently was a social media marketer for a major publisher. She is currently studying for a BA in English at Trinity College Dublin.

Genres: Mystery

Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (2019) : The Liar's Girl

Catherine Ryan Howard recommends
Sweet Little Lies (2017)
(Cat Kinsella, book 1)
Caz Frear
"An incredibly strong and confident voice that has hit the page fully-formed."
The Doll House (2017)
Phoebe Morgan
"Deliciously creepy, genuinely unnerving and incredibly confident, The Doll House is the stellar first outing of a major new voice."
My Mother's Secret (2018)
Sanjida Kay
"A gripping page-turner - the twists kept coming!"
Baby Teeth (2018)
Zoje Stage
"Imagine WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN only with insight into what Kevin was thinking--and if Eva had fought back. This dark, terrifying novel unfolds as a battle of wits between a struggling mother and her psychotic young daughter--and its genius is that the reader's allegiance isn't allowed to linger too long on either side. You'll be desperate to discuss the ending once you've recovered from the shock of it. A must-read."
Perfect Ten (2018)
Jacqueline Ward
"Hugely engrossing-a dark delight."
The Trailing Spouse (2018)
Jo Furniss
"I devoured every page of this tense, intriguing novel. The Singapore setting and the portrayal of expat life there was so meticulously rendered, it’s what really made this thriller stand out for me. I love Jo’s writing style and highly recommend The Trailing Spouse. An elegant, exotic, and enthralling read."
Girl A (2020)
Abigail Dean
"Emotionally complex and beautifully written, with shades of Gillian Flynn and Ali Land, the dark secrets of Girl A unfold with cool confidence. Incredibly impressive."
Hidden Lies (2021)
Rachel Ryan
"An eerie and unsettling thriller that twists relentlessly in surprising directions. A gripping debut."
The Killing Kind (2021)
Jane Casey
"Endlessly surprising, impeccably plotted and hugely satisfying."
The Pact (2021)
Sharon Bolton
"A real atmosphere of dread permeates every page of THE PACT. You can't help but wonder what you'd do in the impossible situations these characters find themselves in - and what *they* do makes for a dark, elegant page-turner."
Remember My Name (2022)
Sam Blake
"A high-octane thrill-ride into the dark underbelly of cutting-edge tech, full of intrigue, glamour and unforgettable female characters. If your webcam isn't already covered up, it will be after you read this book."
A Mother's Heart (2022)
Carmel Harrington
"It's FULL of heart and I'm warning you, it'll SMASH yours - but put it back together again just before the end."

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