I'm the author of three novels and am currently working on my fourth.
My second novel, a literary crime novel called Missing, Presumed was chosen for Richard & Judy's book club and was one of 2016's bestsellers. It was shortlisted for the Theakston's crime novel of the year, picked by the Wall Street Journal for its top ten mysteries of the year, and was selected as a Guardian book of the year by Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent. Missing, Presumed introduces a new detective, DS Manon Bradshaw, who returned in my third novel, Sunday Times bestseller Persons Unknown. I am currently at work on the third novel in the series (my fourth novel altogether) featuring Manon.
My first novel, Homecoming, is a family saga set on a sheep farm in north Yorkshire and is not a crime novel.
Before writing novels, I was a Guardian journalist. I was a journalist for 20 years and on the Guardian's staff for more than ten years. I grew up in London and studied English at uni. I live in London with my husband and two children.