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Amanda Jennings

UK flag (b.1973)

Amanda Jennings read History of Art at Cambridge University. She has worked at the BBC as a researcher and assistant producer. Married, with three daughters, she lives in Henley.

Genres: Mystery
Amanda Jennings recommends
How to Be Brave (2015)
Louise Beech
"Moving, engrossing and richly drawn, this is storytelling in its purest form...mesmerising."
The Yellow Room (2015)
Shelan Rodger
"Compelling, evocative, sharply observed and exquisitely written."
The Girl Who Lied (2016)
(Girl Who Lied, book 1)
Sue Fortin
"Gripping…I was desperate to turn the pages."
The Bird Tribunal (2016)
Agnes Ravatn
"Chilling, atmospheric and hauntingly beautiful..."
A Dangerous Crossing (2017)
Rachel Rhys
"Rachel Rhys has created a sumptuous world, rich in character and description. Possessing a rare talent for observation and detail, she has perfectly drawn this pre-war passage to Australia. For a few days it was as if I was a passenger on that ship myself. I loved it."
The Stolen Child (2017)
Sanjida Kay
"This story grips to the very last page as it explores every parent's worst nightmare... I couldn't put it down."
This Beautiful Life (2017)
Katie Marsh
"A beautiful, warm and moving story... I hugged my family tightly when I finished it."
The Boy Made of Snow (2017)
Chloë Mayer
"THE BOY MADE OF SNOW is an evocative and haunting story with moments of heart-breaking poignancy. This dark and compelling tale, of wartime austerity and one boy's vivid imagination and its devastating consequences, is an assured and beautifully written debut."
The Confession (2018)
Jo Spain
"Loved it! Fabulous characters, superbly written, twists, turns & ends with a punch."
I Did It for Us (2018)
Alison Bruce
"A wonderful standalone from Alison Bruce whose DC Gary Goodhew novels have built her a reputation as a master of her craft. I Did It For Us held me from the off. It's compelling, slickly plotted and brilliantly written."
The Last Day (2018)
Claire Dyer
"The Last Day is an exquisitely written story of love and loss. With a poet's hand, calm clarity and true wisdom, Claire Dyer paints a picture of real people dealing with very real emotions. Turn your phone off, put a Do Not Disturb sign on the door, and curl up with this gem of a book."
Turn a Blind Eye (2018)
(D.I. Maya Rahman, book 1)
Vicky Newham
"Vicky Newham is an exciting new voice on the crime scene. Turn a Blind Eye is an assured and beautifully crafted debut, rich with the glorious cultural diversity that typifies its East End setting. It's an addictive read, with flowing prose and a tempting array of clues to keep crime lovers glued to the pages. I loved it."
The Woman in the Dark (2019)
Vanessa Savage
"Creepy, atmospheric, and with a tangible sense of growing unease which powers a compelling story and keeps you turning the pages. Vanessa Savage is a name to watch and I can't wait to see what she writes next!"
The Killer Inside (2019)
Cass Green
"The story rattles along and the pace never lets up. Another cracker from a brilliant storyteller. I loved it."
Just My Luck (2020)
Adele Parks
"urns the phrase ‘be careful what you wish for’ into a brilliantly compelling yet cautionary tale with greed and betrayal at its darkened heart… I loved it!"
The Other Girl (2020)
C D Major
"CD Major is a truly gifted storyteller. I adore everything she writes."
The Last Resort (2020)
Susi Holliday
"Dark, compulsive, and just a little bit bonkers. Strap in and enjoy the ride."
Call Me Mummy (2021)
Tina Baker
"Disturbing, distinctive, and peppered with black humour, this is a book I couldn't put down. If you like your fiction dark and compelling, you'll love Call Me Mummy."
Sleep Tight (2021)
(Rose Gifford, book 1)
C S Green
"Tightly plotted, perfectly paced, and beautifully written, the story builds to a tense and terrifying conclusion. The introduction of a secret police department set up to solve crimes with a supernatural element is original and exciting."
The Wedding Party (2021)
Tammy Cohen
"I couldn't turn the pages fast enough."
The Dark (2021)
Emma Haughton
"Atmospheric, original and full of tension."
The Long Road from Kandahar (2022)
Sara MacDonald
"Sara MacDonald writes with a lyrical quality that captivated me from the start."
The Hiking Trip (2023)
Jenny Blackhurst
"This talented writer knows a thing or two about her craft."

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