Stephanie Wrobel grew up in Chicago but has been living in the UK for the last three years with her husband and dog, Moose Barkwinkle. She has an MFA from Emerson College and has had short fiction published in Bellevue Literary Review. Before turning to fiction, she worked as a creative copywriter at various advertising agencies.
Stephanie Wrobel recommends
I Will Make You Pay (2019)
"An enthralling story that held me in its clutches, with a resolution I didn’t see coming. Driscoll kept me guessing until the very end."
Dear Child (2020)
"One of the best thrillers I've read this year. Flawlessly plotted with a pace that refuses to let the reader come up for air - not that you'd want to."
Happy and You Know It (2020)
"Imagine if your hilarious best friend told you a really juicy story about a gaggle of rich new mothers While also delivering a sharp commentary about the expectations put on women. That is this book. Bonus for the excellent twist you won't be expecting. Put it on your list, kids."
Shadow Garden (2020)
"Just when you think you know which way is up, another member of the Pryor family steps in to prove you wrong. Shadow Garden is a gripping, head-spinning tale that left me feeling like I’d caught the madness on its pages. A delicious, devious ride."
The Girl in the Mirror (2020)
"A page-turner that’s delightfully over-the-top, shocking, and full of twists, The Girl in the Mirror takes sibling rivalry to the next level. A jaw-dropping debut."
If I Disappear (2021)
Eliza Jane Brazier
"Every page is packed with feral tension. Fans of true crime podcasts will love the chilling tale Brazier has woven. I won't sleep for days."
"Every character is a suspect in this cleverly plotted page-turner. Reynolds' writing is so atmospheric; I could feel the snow in my eyes, the wind on my face! All hail the chiller thriller."
The First Day of Spring (2021)
"The First Day Of Spring is a gut-wrenching tale about the effects of neglect and loneliness on a child. Eight-year-old Chrissie's voice is so raw and authentic that I could not stop turning the pages, desperate to find out what she would do next. A harrowing, incisive debut."
"Provocative, sinister, and fascinating, FEMLANDIA is full of complicated characters, with a gripping plot to boot. I read it with my breath held, unable to stop until I'd reached the explosive ending. You will definitely want to discuss this one with your book club."
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