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Sarah Hilary


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Sarah Hilary lives in Bath with her husband and daughter, where she writes quirky copy for a well-loved travel publisher. She's also worked as a bookseller, and with the Royal Navy. An award-winning short story writer, Sarah won the Cheshire Prize for Literature in 2012.
 

Genres: Mystery
 
Anthologies edited
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Awards
Macavity Awards Best First Book nominee (2015) : Someone Else's Skin
Barry Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2016) : No Other Darkness


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I'm Travelling Alone (2015)
(Holger Munch & Mia Kruger, book 1)
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"Icy landscapes, mysterious clues, a messed up heroine . . . Nordic noir at its delicious best."
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Tall Oaks (2016)
Chris Whitaker
"Noir has an anarchic new voice."
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Her Husband's Lover (2017)
Julia Crouch
"Taut and twisty, and full of surprises. I loved it."
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Rattle (2017)
(DS Fitzroy, book 1)
Fiona Cummins
"A creepy crime debut with shades of Babadook about it . . . I think it will be huge."
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The Roanoke Girls (2017)
Amy Engel
"Deeply, darkly twisted. I loved it."
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The Night Visitor (2017)
Lucy Atkins
"It put me in mind of Misery and Rebecca. Splendidly tense, creepy and enjoyable."
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Give Me the Child (2017)
Mel McGrath
"Hugely addictive and highly recommended."
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This is How it Ends (2018)
Eva Dolan
"Stupendous. The thriller comes of age."
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Our Little Cruelties (2020)
Liz Nugent
"A proper rollicking family saga EPIC of a story shot through with black humour, toxic truths and pathos. Brava."
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The Shadow Friend (2020)
Alex North
"No one does 'Dark with a Heart like Alex North."
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Imperfect Women (2020)
Araminta Hall
"It's been clear from the start that Araminta Hall has a talent for telling unpalatable truths and Imperfect Women is no exception. Expertly peels the layers from the everyday lies we tell each other, and ourselves."
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The Thursday Murder Club (2020)
(Thursday Murder Club, book 1)
Richard Osman
"I knew The Thursday Murder Club would be funny, and suspected it would be whip-smart, but I didn't expect to fall so hard for the wonderful cast of characters. Bravo."
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The Searcher (2020)
Tana French
"This is a tour de force of suspense and storytelling. Comes closer to perfection than anything I've read in the last decade."
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Body Language (2020)
(Cassie Raven, book 1)
A K Turner
"What a start to a new series, full of verve and acutely perceptive on grief and human relationships. Cassie Raven is a blast of fresh air, striding onto the crime scene like a punk superstar, ready to shake things up."
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The Push (2020)
Claire McGowan
"Smart, sassy, and satisfyingly twisty."
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The Jigsaw Man (2021)
(Inspector Angelica Henley, book 1)
Nadine Matheson
"Crime fiction has a significant new star."
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Watch Her Fall (2021)
Erin Kelly
"A triumph of storytelling, full of swooping passion and explosive twists that will take your breath away. I was entranced from the first page, losing my heart to the characters and swept up in their stories which were seamlessly intertwined in the way only a writer at the height of her powers can achieve. An absolute joy of a book."
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The Killing Kind (2021)
Jane Casey
"Heart-stopping twists and a seriously satisfying ending."
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Emily Noble's Disgrace (2021)
Mary Paulson-Ellis
"This book is a swoon and slither of silk with the grit of salt underneath. Mary Paulson-Ellis is a genius at peeling away the layers and slowly, skilfully putting flesh on the bones of an extraordinary, sinuous story."
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The Origins of Iris (2021)
Beth Lewis
"Evocative and unexpected, tender and fierce, The Origins of Iris is unlike any other thriller I've read in years . . . Outstanding."

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