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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 Man Who Didn't Call (2017)
Rosie Walsh
"Beautifully written with a clever twist, and an ending that made me cry."
Our House (2018)
Louise Candlish
"I raced through it this weekend. Such a smart idea. Twisty, warped, credible. Brilliantly plotted and compelling. Deserves to be such a hit."
The Hunting Party (2018)
Lucy Foley
"Secrets, lies, good plotting."
Whisper Network (2019)
Chandler Baker
"Slick, smart, fierce, it's Big Little Lies set against attorneys and recast in the light of #metoo. Relevant, resonant and rage inducing."
The Lying Room (2019)
Nicci French
"You know a book's gripping when you sneak away at any opportunity to read it. Meticulously plotted, psychologically astute."
Mr Nobody (2020)
Catherine Steadman
"Cinematic and gripping."
The House (2020)
Imogen Robertson and Tom Watson
"A prescient page-turner about secrets, lies, ruthless ambition and betrayal."
The Push (2021)
Ashley Audrain
"Stayed up too late finishing [Audrain's] deeply unsettling The Push about the darkest reaches of motherhood . . . Visceral, provocative, compulsive, and with the most graphic and relatable description of childbirth I've read (or written)."
Five Strangers (2021)
E V Adamson
"Meticulously plotted with an ending I really didn’t see coming."
The Birdcage (2022)
Eve Chase
"Eve Chase never disappoints. The far west of Cornwall is evoked in all its wild and mystical glory in this lyrical and propulsive family drama about three sisters whose lives have been overshadowed by a tragic secret on the eve of the 1999 eclipse. Chase conjures up a bohemian, artistic world filled with damaged daughters and their charismatic, largely absent and narcissistic father. Immersive, tense and ultimately redemptive, while I was reading, it held me completely in its grip."
Into the Dark (2022)
Fiona Cummins
"Complex. Iventing. Twisting. Unsettling."
Tell Me Your Lies (2022)
Kate Ruby
"Chilling in its depiction of manipulation and the impact of childhood trauma; fast-paced and twisting."
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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