Gilly Macmillan grew up in Swindon, Wiltshire and also lived in Northern California in her late teens. She studied History of Art at Bristol University and then at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. She worked at The Burlington Magazine and the Hayward Gallery before starting a family. Since then she's worked as a part-time lecturer in A Level Photography and a full-time mum.Gilly lives in Bristol with her husband and three children. This is her second novel.
One of the brightest debuts I have read this year - a visceral, emotionally charged story. - Daily Mail. . . heart-in-the-mouth excitement from the start of this electrifyingly good debut . . . an absolute firecracker of a thriller that convinces and captivates from the word go. A must read. - Sunday MirrorA powerful page-turner and damning commentary on this age of the internet, where everyone has an opinion and a forum in which they can voice it. - Woman's Weekly, New ZealandIf you love Gone Girl and Before I Go to Sleep, you need to read this. - CloserA gripping 'lost child' psychological thriller, which [rivals] Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. - Big IssueWhat an amazing, gripping, beautifully written debut. Burnt Paper Sky kept me up late into the night (and scared the life out of me) - Liane MoriartyBurnt Paper Sky is that rare thing in reading - a book which hooks you and keeps you focused on it until the end. - ShotsmagThis accomplished, intelligent debut should come with a warning - it's completely addictive. A nail-biting, sleep-depriving, brilliant read (Saskia Sarginson) - Saskia Sarginson