Shari Lapena worked as a lawyer and as an English teacher before writing fiction. Her debut thriller ‘The Couple Next Door’ was a global bestseller, and her second thriller ‘A Stranger in the House’ was also a bestseller. In fact, she was the bestselling fiction author of 2017. Her latest novel ‘An Unwanted Guest’ combines a Christie-esque plot with a fast-paced thriller.
Simon Edge read philosophy at Cambridge University and joined the Evening Standard and the Daily Express as a feature writer and theatre critic. His latest novel ‘The Hurtle of Hell’ is an atheist comedy featuring God, and a confused man from Hackney.
Sarah Harris writes YA and Commercial Fiction. Previously published as Sarah Ball, she had three novels published by Piatkus; Nine Months, Marry Me, and Written in the Stars. Her latest novel ‘The Definition of Us’ is an unafraid examination of teenage life, and of dealing with mental heath issues and disability.
Sam Kirk is a granddaughter of coal miners and grew up in Morpeth, Northumberland. ‘The Coal Boat’ is about growing up in a North East mining community, and the need to escape. She was inspired to write the book by her family, and childhood memories of the mining community her grandparents were based in. It’s set in both the 1930’s and the 90’s.