Laura Wilson's acclaimed and award-winning crime novels have won her many fans. Her novel Stratton's War won the Ellis Peters Award, while The Lover and A Thousand Lies were both shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger. Laura is the Guardian's crime reviewer. She lives in Islington, London.
Everything that makes for gripping drama. Solid characterisation, emotional depth, a claustrophobic feeling of impending maleficence . . . and a cracking good mystery at its dark heart . . . my best book of 2015 by a mile - CrimesquadWilson shakes and stirs the ingredients into a beautifully written, gripping and haunting mystery novel - Literary ReviewPerfectly in tune with current tastes - Financial TimesOne of our most original and sensitive crime writers - Daily ExpressWilson has always been an acute observer of dysfunctional families, and she writes extremely well - Book OxygenA slow-burn story with brilliant characters built up layer by layer and a plot that comes ingeniously together. A great read - The BookbagA really beautifully written and atmospheric family drama-cum-psychological thriller here from Laura Wilson - a highly addictive and often haunting read that is utterly gripping - Liz Loves Books