Laura Marshall grew up in Wiltshire and studied English at the University of Sussex.
In 2015 she decided it was time to fulfil a lifetimes ambition to write a novel, and enrolled on the Curtis Brown Creative three month novel writing course.
Her first novel, Friend Request, was runner-up in the Bath Novel Award 2016 and shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize 2016.
Laura lives in Kent with her husband and two children.
Laura Marshall recommends
The Marsh King's Daughter (2017)
"Unlike anything else I've read. Haunting and unputdownable."
The Boy Made of Snow (2017)
"Heartbreaking, chilling and beautifully written, THE BOY MADE OF SNOW will stay with me for a very long time."
The Perfect Girlfriend (2018)
"Thrillingly different and totally gripping. I loved it!"
Now You See Her (2018)
"A gripping tale of friendship and deceit, where nothing is what it seems."
"Gripping, involving, heartbreaking ... really interesting and thought-provoking on the impact of shame and silence."
The Hunting Party (2018)
"I loved The Hunting Party a gripping, eerie thriller set in a beautifully imagined remote wilderness with pitch-perfect characters."
"Wow. I barely drew breath as I galloped through this gripping debut thriller. I loved it!"
The Woman in the Dark (2019)
"LOVED The Woman in the Dark by Vanessa Savage. Unputdownable thriller that I devoured in a couple of sittings."
Blood for Blood (2019)
(Ziba Mackenzie, book 1)
"I raced through this gripping, dark thriller and loved the central character. Can’t wait for the next installment."
The Neighbour (2019)
"I absolutely loved it. Dark, intriguing and gripping . . . and so beautifully written."
Little Disasters (2019)
"I loved it and didn’t want to put it down. So, so good on motherhood and friendship."
She Came to Stay (2020)
"I absolutely loved it - a gripping, enthralling story with characters I loved (and hated!), and so atmospheric, I was completely engrossed in the world of 1950s Soho."
If I Can't Have You (2020)
"Compulsively readable and darkly funny with pin-sharp characterization. Love love loved it."
The Imposter (2021)
"I loved The Imposter. It's twisty and gripping, and I raced through to the end. It's also thoughtful and moving, with characters who lingered in my mind long after I'd turned the last page."
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