Emma Rous grew up in England, Indonesia, Kuwait, Portugal and Fiji, and from a young age she had two ambitions: to write stories and to look after animals. She studied veterinary medicine and zoology at the University of Cambridge, and worked as a small animal vet for eighteen years, before switching to full time writing in 2016. Emma lives in Cambridgeshire, England, with her husband and three sons.
Emma Rous recommends
Behind Every Lie (2020)
"A clever, tense, and absorbing novel--this tale of family secrets had me racing towards the final pages."
The Heatwave (2020)
"Tense and deliciously atmospheric, it unravels a mother-daughter relationship with a growing sense of menace. A gripping and thoroughly enjoyable read."
The Daughters of Foxcote Manor (2020)
"Utterly captivating, this is a glorious dream of a novel - an irresistible story of family secrets, beautifully written."
Happy and You Know It (2020)
"A skillful unraveling of desperate secrets and self-deceptions. Witty, unsettling, and all-too-believable. I raced through to the end."
Shadow Garden (2020)
"Shadow Garden is a beautifully haunting novel about an outwardly successful but privately troubled family. I was gripped from the start, entranced by the evocative writing and the complex characters. It’s the sort of story that stays with you, long after you’ve reached the final page and closed the book."
Dangerous Women (2021)
"A dazzling novel. Adams takes the fascinating history of a convict ship and brings it to life in a captivating story filled with intrigue and dark secrets. An immensely satisfying tale of guilt, innocence and second chances."
Just One Look (2021)
"Just One Look is addictive and compulsive, with a wicked sense of humor. Clear your diary, because once you start reading it, you won’t want to put it down."
Good Rich People (2022)
Eliza Jane Brazier
"Dark, adrenaline-fueled, and wickedly funny...a compulsive tale of privilege and survival that grabs you from the first page and keeps you guessing breathlessly until the very last."
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