Jenny Quintana grew up in Essex and Berkshire, before studying English Literature in London. She has taught in London, Seville and Athens and has also written books for teaching English as a foreign language, alongside her fiction book The Missing Girl. She is a graduate of the Curtis Brown Creative writing course. She now lives with her family in Berkshire.
Jenny Quintana recommends
Blood & Sugar (2019)
"A truly addictive read about such a terrible and important part of our history."
She Lies in Wait (2019)
(DCI Jonah Sheens, book 1)
"She Lies in Wait drew me in from the very first page. Gytha Lodge has created a compulsive crime novel with a heartbreaking story and a complex plot as well as a whole set of brilliant characters, especially the clever and likeable DCI Sheens. Difficult to put down, it kept me guessing until the end."
The Taking of Annie Thorne (2019)
C J Tudor
"Dark and creeping and utterly unpredictable, The Taking of Annie Thorne is another triumph of a novel by C J Tudor. With its compelling characters and witty writing, it grips from the very first page."
I Thought I Knew You (2019)
"A truly compelling story that captures exactly the complexity of friendship and motherhood and how everything we think we know can be challenged in one heartbreaking instant . . . Wonderful."
The Neighbour (2019)
"Drew me in from the very first page with her original and compelling prose. Dark, creepy and intense with brilliant characters and a clever plot with an ending I didn’t see coming."
The Doll Factory (2019)
"The Doll Factory is one of the best books I’ve read in ages heartbreaking and evocative. Elizabeth Macneal draws a vivid picture of life in 1850s London, exploring the world of the pre-Raphaelites and examining the position of women through her unforgettable heroine. At the same time, Elizabeth creates a perfectly structured and page-turning story of love and passion; crime and obsession. A wonderful and intense novel. I loved it."
The Killer in Me (2019)
(Frankie Sheehan, book 2)
"Tense, fast-paced . . . An excellent read."
Safe House (2019)
"An excellent, page-turning psychological suspense novel . . . Kept me guessing to the end."
The Island Child (2020)
"he Island Child is an evocative and original tale exploring motherhood, told in rich, beautiful prose. A wonderful debut."
All in Her Head (2020)
"An intense psychological thriller, full of twists and turns, yet at the same time, a convincing and emotional portraite of motherhood ... an excellent debut."
She Came to Stay (2020)
"Set in the dazzling world of 1950s Soho, She Came to Stay is an evocative page-turner full of memorable characters who stayed inside my head long after I had finished reading. Eleni Kyriacou has written a wonderful debut."
The Hidden Girls (2020)
"An intriguing and suspenseful psychological thriller with a fascinating protagonist suffering from postpartum psychosis . . . Original and timely."
The Imposter (2021)
"A darkly compelling and original story exploring loneliness and obsession and the desire to belong."
The House Guest (2021)
"A dark and addictive thriller with compelling characters and an original story exploring motherhood, obsession and lies."
"Fast-paced, witty and clever, Rachel Edwards explores online gambling, race and migration, through her compelling characters and original voice."
The Return (2021)
"Set during World War Two, Anita Frank weaves a beautiful and poignant love story that tugged at my heartstrings and kept me thoroughly absorbed. With her remarkable writing and compelling, believable characters, I was hooked from the start and bereft at the end. Highly recommend this moving second novel by Anita Frank."
The Christie Affair (2022)
Nina de Gramont
"I loved this novel. A clever re-imagining of what happened in the days when Christie disappeared as well as a stunning murder mystery which will keep the reader guessing. The Christie Affair is stylish, compelling and multi-layered, exploring the themes of love, loss, revenge and sacrifice, tugging at our emotions as the truth is revealed. An original and captivating read that has stayed inside my head."
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