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 Swimming Pool (2016)
"Exquisitely written and addictively dark - sheer perfection."
"An excellent debut . . . Wasserberg has a strong and distinctive voice."
The Fear Within (2016)
(Lieutenant Danielle Lewis, book 2)
J S Law
"J.S. Law's taut crime novel oozes authenticity. I read this in a day and can't wait for the next in what will undoubtedly be an explosive series."
Find Me (2017)
J S Monroe
"Intricately woven and heart-stoppingly believable, this has bestseller written all over it."
Everything But the Truth (2017)
"Perfection. Intriguing and compelling. An exceptional debut."
The Night Visitor (2017)
"I held my breath between chapters and didn't sleep until I reached the end."
The Marsh King's Daughter (2017)
Karen Dionne and Karen Dionne
"If you only read one thriller this year, make it The Marsh King's Daughter. It's sensational."
The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde (2017)
"Evocative and filled with subtle intrigue. I so enjoyed it."
Anatomy of a Scandal (2018)
"The best courtroom drama since Apple Tree Yard sensational."
Come and Find Me (2018)
(Detective Inspector Marnie Rome, book 5)
"DI Marnie Rome just gets better and better."
The Lido (2018)
"Did I #lovethelido? So much my heart broke a little turning the last page. A stunning debut."
You Me Everything (2018)
"Wow. Just wow. If you liked Me Before You, you'll love You Me Everything. Heartbreakingly beautiful."
The Man Who Didn't Call (2018)
"A delight. Moving and relatable, with characters you'll fall in love with. One for your wish list."
Love Will Tear Us Apart (2018)
"Beautifully written, with an intricate yet perfectly constructed backstory, and characters I didn't want to leave. A must-read."
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