Clare Mackintosh


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Clare Mackintosh 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.
Clare’s debut novel, I Let You Go, is a Sunday Times Bestseller and was the fastest selling title by a new crime writer in 2015. It won the 'Reader's Pick' in the Richard and Judy Book Club and featured on ITV’s Loose Women’s ‘Loose Books’.  It has also been shortlisted in the Debut Fiction Category at The British Book Industry Awards 2016. Her second novel, I See You, will be published in August 2016.
Clare is the founder of the Chipping Norton Literary Festival and she contributes regularly to literary events, including her role as a judge for the New Children's Fiction Awards 2016. She lives in the Cotswolds with her husband and their three children.


  • The interconnecting door in my hotel room is locked. From my side. From the other side it’s a crime novel waiting to happen. *gets no sleep*

    You think I’d look more concerned about the imminent arrival of a giant raven, wouldn’t you?

    @mearns_tracy @JaxMillerAuthor @Connellybooks @SSCav Fabulous! Hope you have a wonde TIL trip x