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Clare Mackintosh


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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.
 

Genres: Mystery, Literary Fiction
 
New and upcoming books
Series
DC Morgan
   1. The Last Party (2022)
   2. A Game of Lies (2023)
   3. The New Ffion Morgan Thriller (2025)
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Novels
   I Let You Go (2014)
   I See You (2016)
   Let Me Lie (2018)
   After the End (2019)
   The Understudy (2019) (with others)
   Hostage (2021)
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Clare Mackintosh recommends
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The New Couple in 5B (2024)
Lisa Unger
"Lisa Unger creates the perfect creepy setting for this superb psychological thriller, which is beautifully crafted and deliciously unsettling. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough."
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Every Move You Make (2024)
C L Taylor
"C.L. Taylor knocks it out of the park every time. Every Move You Make is a compulsive page-turner you won't be able to put down."
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Midnight Is the Darkest Hour (2023)
Ashley Winstead
"Where The Crawdads Sing meets Twilight meets Thelma and Louise in this brilliantly realized, totally original thriller. Absolutely sensational - I couldn't put it down."

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Books containing stories by Clare Mackintosh
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Murder in Harrogate (2024)
Stories inspired by the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival
edited by
Vaseem Khan
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First Edition (2020)
Celebrating 21 Years of Goldsboro Books
edited by
Daniel Gedeon and David Headley

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Awards
2017 CrimeFest: Sounds of Crime Award : I See You
2016 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year : I Let You Go

Award nominations
2024 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year (shortlist) : A Game of Lies
2023 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year (shortlist) : The Last Party
2019 CrimeFest: Sounds of Crime Award (nominee) : Let Me Lie
2017 British Book Award Crime and Thriller Book of the Year (shortlist) : I See You
2016 CrimeFest: Sounds of Crime Award (nominee) : I Let You Go


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