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Sarah Pinborough


UK flag (b.1972)

aka Sarah Silverwood

Sarah Pinborough was born in 1972 in Buckinghamshire, and now lives just a few miles away after a childhood travelling all over the world (her father, now retired, was a diplomat) . . . until, aged eight, she packed her trunk and left the Middle East for a ten-year stretch in boarding school. The memories provide her with much material for her horror and supernatural thrillers . .

Genres: Horror, Fantasy, Historical Mystery, Young Adult Fantasy, Science Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult Fiction
 
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Awards
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2006) : The Reckoning
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2007) : Breeding Ground
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2008) : The Taken
Bram Stoker Best Novel nominee (2013) : A Necessary End


Sarah Pinborough recommends
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What You Don't Know (2017)
JoAnn Chaney
"A masterclass in character study, a beautifully woven story, and truly chilling at its core, this is a literary crime novel not to be missed!"
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Exquisite (2017)
Sarah Stovell
"Exquisite is a powerful and assured debut thriller. Slickly claustrophobic and delicately wrought this arch story of obsessive forbidden love taken to the extreme will have you squirming in your seat even as you're driven to turn the next page. A must-read for 2017."
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After the Fire (2017)
Will Hill
"Absorbing, gripping and darkly fascinating...it's a must-read novel!."
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The Forgotten Girl (2017)
Rio Youers
"A page-turner of a novel with concepts that twist your mind, characters that tug at your heartstrings, and a narrative that leaves you breathless. The Forgotten Girl is a supernatural thriller that will ensure you never forget Rio Youers."
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Bloody January (2017)
(Harry McCoy, book 1)
Alan Parks
"A blistering plot, unforgettable characters and writing so sharp it's like it's been written with a knife . . . Detective McCoy is a true noir antihero and the perfect guide through the vice and violence of Glasgow's underbelly. Bloody January firmly sets Alan Parks in the same league as Ian Rankin and Louise Welsh."
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The Chalk Man (2018)
C J Tudor
"What a great book. A twisty thriller and downright creepy ending. 5 stars."
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The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (2018)
Stuart Turton
"Darkly comic, mind-blowingly twisty, and with a cast of fantastically odd characters, this is a locked room mystery like no other."
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The Color of Bee Larkham's Murder (2018)
Sarah J Harris
"Funny and tragic and brave… a beautiful, original novel."
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Nightfall Berlin (2018)
(Tom Fox, book 2)
Jack Grimwood
"A powerful new voice in thriller writing."
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Snap (2018)
Belinda Bauer
"Snap is the best kind of crime novel - it gives you chills, it makes you think, and it touches your heart. I loved it!"
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The Anomaly (2018)
(Anomaly Files, book 1)
Michael Rutger
"THE ANOMALY crackles with claustrophobic tension that had me holding my breath. Sharp dialogue, a dizzying central plot, and a real sense of dread throughout. I couldn't sleep until I'd finished reading, and then I couldn't sleep just thinking about it. I loved it. Michael Rutger is here to stay."
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The Winters (2018)
Lisa Gabriele
"The Winters echoes the classic Rebecca but is a beautifully crafted, haunting thriller of its own that defies expectations at every turn. I read straight through, breathless to the killer final pages. A brilliant achievement."
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Blood Orange (2019)
Harriet Tyce
"Harriet Tyce brings a new layer of visceral, addictive dark to domestic noir... At once shocking and riveting, I simply couldn't stop reading. Bravo."
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My Lovely Wife (2019)
Samantha Downing
"An assured and deliciously engrossing debut. You'll surely devour My Lovely Wife, but it will linger long after you've reached the last page."
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The Whisper Man (2019)
Alex North
"Beautifully crafted, heart-rending and spine-tinglingly chilling, the Whisper Man is a thrilling tour de force. Assured and compelling, I can't wait to see what Alex North does next."

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