Clare Mackintosh lives in Cotsworlds, England. She is the author of thrillers, among them I See You, which came out in July 2016. Discover the author through a short biography, as well as her book, ratings and reviews on the latter.
An English novelist born in Bristol, Clare Mackintosh is a Sunday Times bestselling psychological thriller author. She is the patron of the Silver Star Society, an Oxford-based charity which supports the work carried out in the John Radcliffe Hospital’s Silver Star unit, providing special care for mothers with medical complications during pregnancy. She is also founder or creator of the Chipping Norton Literary Festival.
Clare studied French and mangaement at Royal Holloway Unversity in Surrey. She spent one year in Paris as integral part of the program, working as a bilingual secretary.
After graduating, she spent twelve years in the police force. She was appointed Chipping Norton town sergeant before becoming Thames Valley Police’s operations inspector for Oxfordshire. She left in 2011 to work as a freelance journalist and social media consultant. Now she writes full time.
Clare’s debut novel, I Let You Go, was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller for 12 weeks, and was the fastest selling title by a new crime writer in 2015.
In 2016, her book was awarded:
- the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year award
- the Cognac Prix du Polar for Best International Novel 2016 (in French: Te laisser partir).
In addition, it was selected for both the Richard and Judy Book Club and ITV’s Loose Women’s ‘Loose Books’. It has been translated into more than 30 languages and has sold more than a million copies worldwide.
Clare’s second book, I See You, was published in the UK in July 2016, with rights sold to almost 30 countries so far. Her thriller was a number 1 Sunday Times bestseller and an Audible’s best selling psychological thriller in 2016. It was also a Richard & Judy Summer Read in 2017.
The author of the New York Times bestseller I Let You Go propels readers into a dark and claustrophobic thriller, in which a normal, everyday woman becomes trapped in the confines of her normal, everyday world…
Every morning and evening, Zoe Walker takes the same route to the train station, waits at a certain place on the platform, finds her favorite spot in the car, never suspecting that someone is watching her…
It all starts with a classified ad. During her commute home one night, while glancing through her local paper, Zoe sees her own face staring back at her; a grainy photo along with a phone number and a listing for a website called FindTheOne.com.
Other women begin appearing in the same ad, a different one every day, and Zoe realizes they’ve become the victims of increasingly violent crimes—including murder. With the help of a determined cop, she uncovers the ad’s twisted purpose…A discovery that turns her paranoia into full-blown panic. Zoe is sure that someone close to her has set her up as the next target.
And now that man on the train—the one smiling at Zoe from across the car—could be more than just a friendly stranger. He could be someone who has deliberately chosen her and is ready to make his next move…