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Sarah Vaughan

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Sarah Vaughan read English at Oxford and went on to become a journalist. After eleven years at the Guardian working as a news reporter, health correspondent and political correspondent, she started freelancing. The Art of Baking Blind is her first novel and she is now working on her second. Sarah lives near Cambridge with her husband and two small children.

Genres: Mystery, General Fiction
Sarah Vaughan recommends
The Midnight Hour (2024)
Eve Chase
"An Eve Chase novel is always a sumptuous treat, and The Midnight Hour is perhaps her best yet. Exquisitely written, it's immersive, propulsive and as intricately constructed as the antique clocks which herald each lonely midnight hour. As ever, it's her characterisation that stands out, and her depiction of the joy and precariousness of first love, enjoyed by Maggie and Wolf. With whispers of One Day, and a story reaching back into nineties Notting Hill and Paris, this is a novel to immerse yourself in this summer: lush, evocative, nostalgic; gripping, with a dark undercurrent, but ultimately redemptive and hopeful. A true treat of a book."
The New Wife (2023)
J P Delaney
"A characteristically unsettling thriller with an unreliable narrator who reels you in and a twist that made me pivot. With its sultry Mallorcan setting and du Maurier allusions, this is a summer read which exudes menace and is crying out for a TV adaptation."
Idol (2022)
Louise O'Neill
"Sharp and sharply plotted, muscular, propulsive, visceral. So good on illusion and self-delusion; the lies we tell ourselves and each other; the damage of toxic friendships, and the legacy of betrayal or imagined betrayal. There were phrases that stopped me in my tracks, they resonated so hard. I hope it flies far higher than Samantha Miller."

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