Lesley Kara is an alumna of the Faber Academy ‘Writing a Novel’ course. She completed an English degree and PGCE at Greenwich University, having previously worked as a nurse and a secretary, and then became a lecturer and manager in Further Education. She lives on the North Essex coast.
Lesley Kara recommends
When Darkness Calls (2018)
(Holly Wakefield, book 1)
"Meticulously plotted and devious in its execution, Mark Griffin's debut novel is utterly compelling. I can't wait to read the rest of the Holly Wakefield series."
The Perfect Betrayal (2019)
"A heart-rending evocation of grief that packs a devious punch. It left me reeling."
The Memory Wood (2020)
"Remarkable. Stunning prose and compulsive reading. It's undoubtedly the best thriller I've read in a long, long time."
Wall of Silence (2020)
"Secrets and lies abound in this complex and chilling mystery. I was totally shocked by the ending!"
What's Left of Me Is Yours (2020)
"This novel is a masterpiece. In What’s Left Of Me Is Yours, Scott has delivered a breathtakingly original and haunting concept in the most exquisite prose. I never wanted it to end."
Dear Child (2020)
"Wow! Such a disturbingly good read. Romy's knack of getting under a character's skin is impressive. I loved it."
To Tell You the Truth (2020)
"Another fabulous read by Gilly Macmillan... You’re in for the twistiest of rides!"
Can You See Me Now? (2021)
"A spellbinding and stunningly original portrait of friendship, secrets and family."
Greenwich Park (2021)
"Deliciously dark and deftly plotted. Faulkner mines the seam of guilt beneath her characters' 'perfect' lives with devastating precision."
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