Clare Mackintosh’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. It was selected for both ITV Loose Women’s ‘Loose Books’ and the Richard and Judy Book Club where it won the readers’ vote. It has been translated into 30 languages and has sold more than one million copies in the UK to date. In 2016 Clare received the Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year award and won the Cognac Prix Du Polar for International Novel of the Year that autumn.
Clare’s second book, I See You was published in the UK in July 2016, charting at number 1 in the Sunday Times hardback bestseller list. I See You was a Richard & Judy Summer Read in 2017, and won the readers’ vote. Clare’s books are translated into more than 35 languages.
Let Me Lie published in March 2018 is another Sunday Times bestseller.
Prior to writing, Clare spent twelve years in the police force, including time on CID, and as a public order commander. She left the police in 2011 to work as a freelance journalist and social media consultant, and now writes full time.