Ruth Ware is the international number one bestselling author of five psychological crime novels, with the sixth, One by One, out autumn 2020. Her books have appeared on bestseller lists around the world, are published in more than 40 languages, and more than four million copies have been sold.
Her 2015 debut thriller, In a Dark, Dark Wood, about a bachelorette party gone disastrously wrong, was a Book Expo America Buzz Panel Pick, a Richard and Judy Choice, and a Sunday Times and New York Times top ten bestseller. The Guardian described it as “mesmerising”, and the Independent newspaper as “the hottest crime novel of the year”, shortlisted for the British Book Awards Debut of the Year, and longlisted for the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. It was optioned for film by New Line Cinema, with Reese Witherspoon attached to produce – Witherspoon said of the novel, “Prepare to be scared… really scared!”
Ware followed this up with the cruise ship murder-mystery The Woman in Cabin 10, which was a New York Times number one bestseller, a Sunday Times bestseller, and a Globe and Mail number one bestseller. and was described as “pulse-quickening” by O, the Oprah Magazine. It has been optioned for screen by Netflix.
Her third novel, The Lying Game, and fourth book, The Death of Mrs Westaway, both became instant New York Times bestsellers. Ruth’s fifth novel, The Turn of the Key was published the following year. It went straight in at number one on the Globe and Mail bestseller list and was an instant New York Times bestseller. An epistolary novel set in a smart house in the Scottish Highlands, it is told in the form of letters from a young woman to her solicitor, protesting her innocence of the crime for which she is about to be tried.
Her latest novel, One by One, is out September 2020 in the US and November 2020 in the UK.
Steve Cavanagh is the bestselling author of the Eddie Flynn novels. The Liar, won the CWA Gold Dagger in 2018, while the following year, Thirteen won the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel Of The Year.
Steve is a former lawyer, born and raised in Belfast, Norther Ireland.
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