Clare Mackintosh spent twelve years in the UK police force, including time on CID, and as a public order commander. She left the police in 2011 to work as a freelance journalist and social media consultant, and now writes full time.
Clare's debut novel, I Let You Go, is a Sunday Times Bestseller and was 2015's fastest selling title by a new crime writer. It was the winner of the Richard and Judy Book Club readers' vote, and was selected for ITV's Loose Women's 'Loose Books'.
Clare is the founder of Chipping Norton Literary Festival, and lives in the Cotswolds, UK, with her husband and their three children.
Clare Mackintosh recommends
The Butcher's Hook (2016)
"A masterful storyteller."
The Swimming Pool (2016)
"Exquisitely written and addictively dark - sheer perfection."
"An excellent debut . . . Wasserberg has a strong and distinctive voice."
Her Husband's Lover (2017)
"Psychological thrillers don't come much better than this."
Find Me (2017)
J S Monroe
"Intricately woven and heart-stoppingly believable, this has bestseller written all over it."
The Good Daughter (2017)
"A stunning read from a superb storyteller."
Her Perfect Life (2017)
"Deftly woven and deliciously chilling. A superb thriller."
Everything But the Truth (2017)
"Perfection. Intriguing and compelling. An exceptional debut."
Sometimes I Lie (2017)
"A bold and original voice. I loved this book."
Last Seen (2017)
"Exquisitely written and impossible to put down."
The Night Visitor (2017)
"I held my breath between chapters and didn't sleep until I reached the end."
Fierce Kingdom (2017)
"I devoured it in one breathless sitting. Outstanding."
The Marsh King's Daughter (2017)
"If you only read one thriller this year, make it The Marsh King's Daughter. It's sensational."
"Life affirming and compelling!"
The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde (2017)
"Evocative and filled with subtle intrigue. I so enjoyed it."
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