BritCrime Authors on Tour: Worcester LitFest

Four BritCrime Authors appeared at the crime fiction panel at  Worcester LitFest on Sunday 14 June. Left to right, above: CL Taylor, Sarah Hilary, Clare Mackintosh and Alex Marwood.

These four writers have a lot to celebrate.
The Lie by CL Taylor is a Sunday Times bestseller and has enjoyed weeks at number one in Amazon's Kindle chart in the UK. The Lie has been shortlisted for the Dead Good Recommends Award for most recommended book.

Haunting, compelling, this psychological thriller will have you hooked. Perfect for fans of Gone Girl and Daughter. 

 I know your name’s not really Jane Hughes . . .

Jane Hughes has a loving partner, a job in an animal sanctuary and a tiny cottage in rural Wales. She’s happier than she’s ever been but her life is a lie. Jane Hughes does not really exist. Five years earlier Jane and her then best friends went on holiday but what should have been the trip of a lifetime rapidly descended into a nightmare that claimed the lives of two of the women. Jane has tried to put the past behind her but someone knows the truth about what happened. Someone who won’t stop until they’ve destroyed Jane and everything she loves . . .
Someone Else's Skin by Sarah Hilary has been shortlisted for the Crime Novel of the Year award at Harrogate. Her follow-up, No Other Darkness, is shortlisted for the Dead Good Recommends Award for most recommended book.

Devastating, brilliant and heralding an outstanding new talent in crime fiction, SOMEONE ELSE'S SKIN is the crime debut of the year. 

 Called to a woman's refuge to take a routine witness statement, DI Marnie Rome instead walks in on an attempted murder. Trying to uncover the truth from layers of secrets, Marnie finds herself confronting her own demons. Because she, of all people, knows that it can be those closest to us we should fear the most . . .
I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh is a Richard & Judy summer book club pick and has been shortlisted for The Reichenbach Falls Award for Most Epic Ending at Dead Good Reads.

The sensational Sunday Times bestseller.

A tragic accident. It all happened so quickly. She couldn't have prevented it. Could she?

In a split second, Jenna Gray's world descends into a nightmare. Her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything she knows to start afresh. Desperate to escape, Jenna moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast, but she is haunted by her fears, her grief and her memories of a cruel November night that changed her life forever. Slowly, Jenna begins to glimpse the potential for happiness in her future. But her past is about to catch up with her, and the consequences will be devastating . . .
The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood has been nominated for Anthony and Barry awards and longlisted for the Silver Falchion and – like Alex's previous book, Edgar award-winner The Wicked Girls – has received an enthusiastic endorsement from Stephen King.

As a cloying heatwave suffocates the city, events build to an electrifying climax in this dark, original and irresistibly compelling thriller. 

No. 23 has a secret.

In this bedsit-riddled south London wreck, lorded over by a lecherous landlord, something waits to be discovered. Yet all six residents have something to hide. Collette and Cher are on the run; Thomas is a reluctant loner; while a gorgeous Iranian asylum seeker and a 'quiet man' nobody sees try to stay hidden. And watching over them all is Vesta - or so she thinks. In the dead of night, a terrible accident pushes the neighbours into an uneasy alliance. But one of them is a killer, expertly hiding their pastime, all the while closing in on their next victim... 

Thanks to Polly Robinson and the organisers of Worcester LitFest. Thanks to everyone who came along to ask questions and buy copies of our authors' books. If you missed out on seeing them in Worcester, you know where to find them, right? Come to BritCrime!

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