Karen Hamilton spent her childhood in Angola, Zimbabwe, Belgium and Italy and worked as a flight attendant for many years. Karen is a recent graduate of the Faber Academy, and having now put down roots in Hampshire to raise her young family with her husband, she satisfies her wanderlust by exploring the world through her writing.
Karen Hamilton recommends
The Devil's Claw (2017)
(Jennifer Dorey Mystery, book 1)
"A gripping thriller set in Guernsey. I loved it!"
In the Wake (2018)
"I loved all the twists and action, and the tension as events spiral out of control."
The Tall Man (2018)
"Brilliant, chilling and compelling. I can't stop thinking about it!"
The Hunting Party (2018)
"A brilliant, addictive, claustrophobic read. I could almost feel the icy snow and the raw sense of isolation . . . fantastically chilling."
Blood & Sugar (2019)
"There is so much I could say about this gripping and original book as I absolutely loved it and will be recommending it to everyone! I felt as though I could envisage every scene and was swept along with the vivid, strong characters. I kept thinking one more chapter... one more... and if I didn't have three children to look after I would've read it through in one night!"
Beautiful Bad (2019)
"Utterly gripping and thrillingly original - I loved the unique settings. Cannot recommend this book highly enough."
The Hidden Wife (2019)
"Loved The Hidden Wife. Brilliantly atmospheric, thrilling and creepy."
Safe House (2019)
"So much atmosphere and tension...Gripping, tense and chillingly claustrophobic!"
To Keep You Safe (2019)
"An original and addictive page-turner. Gripping, thought-provoking, tense and highly recommended."
Grace is Gone (2020)
"Full of intrigue, suspense and rising tension. A beautifully written, gripping, suspenseful read."
The Memory Wood (2020)
"The Memory Wood is impossible to put down. It's so wonderfully written, creepily atmospheric and chilling."
Our Dark Secret (2020)
"Bittersweet, full of growing menace, yet poignant and full of longing . . . Fans of The Missing Girl will fall in love with this!"
All in Her Head (2020)
"I thought this was wonderfully written and that Nikki captured perfectly those very early and confusing days of motherhood. The conflicting emotions and the never-quite-sure what is really going on was expertly handled and really quite haunting. Overall, a cleverly written, haunting and compelling book. It drew me in and had me immediately gripped."
The Murder Game (2020)
(Stephanie King, book 2)
"Fantastic and gripping - I loved the intriguing concept and the brilliantly atmospheric Cornish setting."
Sister Dear (2020)
Hannah Mary McKinnon
"Sister Dear drew me in, had me hooked and I was never really sure what to expect or who to trust. I thought it was dark, twisty, compelling and also heartbreaking. Unputdownable."
The Safe Place (2020)
"Tense and atmospheric with the seemingly idyllic, yet eerie, setting. A truly gripping read."
Someone's Listening (2020)
Seraphina Nova Glass
"Unputdownable. I found myself suspecting everyone at some point. Twisty, original and a must-readhighly suspenseful and cleverly written."
People Like Her (2021)
"Suspenseful, thought-provoking, clever, and I suspected everyone. The insights into human nature were spot-on, the characters felt true to life and I was genuinely gripped . . . A truly brilliant and a refreshingly original read."
"An absolutely gripping read and genuinely unputdownable. I also loved the insight into the competitive snowboarding world. I found it really fresh, thrilling and original with complex, believable characters."
The Therapist (2021)
"Wonderfully creepy, twisty and compelling, with a rising sense of dread that will keep readers turning the pages right through to the unexpected ending."
Nice Girls (2021)
"A refreshingly original and intriguingly written mystery with a flawed, yet relatable protagonist at its heart. Nice Girls drew me in and I found it hard to put down as the tension rose to its I-didn’t-see-that-coming end. A highly recommended and brilliant read."
Safe at Home (2021)
"A wonderfully dark, addictive, intriguing and twisty read. I genuinely couldn't put it down."
The Mother Next Door (2021)
"The Mother Next Door is a wonderfully creepy and sinister read which drew me in and kept me gripped as the web of lies and mysterious secrets from the past unravelled. Tense, twisty and intriguing. Readers definitely won't be able to put this down."
The Dictator's Wife (2022)
"Engrossing, evocative, chillingly claustrophobic. Wonderfully written."
Watch Out for Her (2022)
Samantha M Bailey
"A cleverly written, twisty, and brilliantly creepy thriller. With compelling characters intertwined with obsession, lies, simmering menace, and secrets at its heart, this is a page-turner which drew me in and kept me hooked. A real must-read!"
One of the Girls (2022)
"I loved the vivid setting of the Greek island. I felt like I was there - hearing, smelling and tasting everything as the sense of unease and mystery expertly unfolded. An immersive, clever and compelling read."
Truly, Darkly, Deeply (2022)
"What a brilliant read. From the beginning, I was totally immersed . . . riveting and dark, yet so wonderfully written it also felt full of heart."
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