I am an author and journalist living in Bristol, UK, and am represented by Peter Straus at Rogers, Coleridge and White. My debut novel If I Die Before I Wake, published by Harvill Secker, an imprint of Penguin Random House, is a top 20 bestseller and was shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger award. It has also been longlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award, was selected as a Waterstones Thriller of the Month, and was one of Waterstones’ top paperbacks of 2019.
My second novel – Keep Him Close – is out in 2020.
Praise for If I Die Before I Wake:
“This is a debut to be reckoned with.” (Barry Forshaw, The Guardian)
“Gripping.” (The i newspaper)
“In the darkness of the stilled body, this is a novel which glows with life.” (Jeff Noon, The Spectator)
“The author conveys a real sense of the true horror of being locked inside a body that won’t move with a brain that still works. And she persuades us to stay with the story to its strangely exhilarating conclusion.” (Christina Appleyard, Daily Mail)
“A gripping debut… I look forward to the next one.” (William Leith, The Evening Standard)
“The novel works well as a thriller but its the depiction of a man coping with being locked inside his own body that makes the book so memorable.” (Jake Kerridge, The Sunday Express)